Activities

Activities

June 03, 2017

Musicians Raise the Roof at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

    Two Scottish acts are preparing for this year’s Upside Doon music festival by playing a surprise gig on the roof of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Talented singer-songwriter Colin Hunter and...

Musicians Raise the Roof at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

    Two Scottish acts are preparing for this year’s Upside Doon music festival by playing a surprise gig on the roof of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Talented singer-songwriter Colin Hunter and acclaimed six-piece Have Mercy Las Ve ...

Exploring the History of the Antonine Wall at Glasgow Museum

      It ran from the mouth of the Clyde, where Glasgow is today, across Scotland to the Firth of Forth where Edinburgh now stands. A wall of turf and rock, at a shade under twelve feet or three and half meters, it was  about t ...

Food Finds: Deesserts in Glasgow

Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow is a major shopping street. A pedestrian area near the city center buzzes with stores, including fashion boutiques and pound stores, as well as eating places from Burger King to Masala Twist. Further west as auto traffic is al ...

Scotland and Ireland Connect in Music

Ireland and Scotland -- there are just as many connections between the two countries as there are differences. One place those can be explored and enjoyed is through music, both from traditions of the past and work of present day singers, songwriters, and ...

Visiting Edinburgh? Be Sure to See These Four Museums

Edinburgh is a small city with a lot of museums, including several large, well-known ones, like its National Portrait Gallery, and many small ones that are easy to see in an hour or two, like the Museum on the Mound (where you can see a one-million-pound n ...

Sir John Lavery's Pergola latest masterpiece to go on display at Georgian Mansion

    'Glasgow Boy' Heads to Banff  A painting by highly acclaimed post-impressionist and 'Glasgow Boy' Sir John Lavery has gone on public display in the UK for the first time since the 1940s. The Pergola is now being e ...

Trust's horrible histories make Halloween magic

        Scary stories, ghoulish ghost tours and wyrd walks for all ages will make the National Trust for Scotland's atmospheric castles, gardens and woodlands the place to hang out this Halloween.   The conservation c ...

Uncover Edinburgh's Lost Past

    Public invited to see 'the Edinburgh that never was' as part of Doors Open Days Historic Environment Scotland is throwing open the doors of the National Record of Scotland this weekend to reveal the hidden gems of Edinburgh's past. L ...

Lost Heritage of Inner Hebrides uncovered in landmark new book

    For the first time the forgotten histories of a group of four Scottish islands – known collectively as the Small Isles – have been brought together in a definitive new work.   By exploring the physical evidence that remains, The ...

Bearsden Roman fort begins to give up its secrets

    The excavation of a large Roman fort in the 1970s in Bearsden has provided rare insight into how Roman soldiers coped with life in Scotland, nearly 2,000 years ago. Following years of excavating and scientific analysis, Bearsden: A R ...

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