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July 06, 2016

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...

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 ...

New Tour for Families Brings Edinburgh Literary Legacy to Life

  Edinburgh,  May 19  2016 – Context Travel, organizer of critically acclaimed walking tours, unveils its new Quills and Magic Wands: Literary Edinburgh for Families tour in time for its 2016 spring/summer season. The child-oriented intr ...

An Evening of Story-Telling with Max Scratchmann

          The Last Burrah Sahibs An Evening of Story-Telling with Max Scratchmann at the Edinburgh Festival Spoken Word Fringe After being compulsorily retired from an Indian jute mill and returning to Dundee in the ...

It's all about Mary, Queen of Scots

        How much do you know about Mary, Queen of Scots? If you're a history buff, like me, you'll be elated at two major avenues in Scotland, right now, to learn more about her. A new book written and produced by Historic S ...

Pubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow

    Do you love pubs? The colorful exteriors, exteriors, and characters? A place to relax? Look no further...a new publication from Historic Scotland highlights the broad variety of listed pubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pubs of Edinburgh and Gl ...

Book Chat: Let’s Visit Edinburgh!

Recently, we received a review copy of The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Edinburgh. You might remember our review of the Let’s Visit Paris book at Wandering Educators. Both books are written by Lisa Manzione and illustrated by Kr ...

Halloween with Robert Burns

  In partnership with the International Storytelling Festival, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will celebrate a SPOOKY halloween event, which will include story teller Rosie Mapplebeck, whose stories are deeply rooted in the earth. Her repertoire ...

Orkney's Rich Cultural Heritage

    A new guidebook celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the Orkney Islands has been produced by Historic Scotland, examining a built legacy that incorporates prehistoric villages, standing stones, brochs, palaces and a cathedral. ...

Movie Travel: Harry Potter's Footsteps

    Do you just love to follow along in the footsteps of your favorite movies? If you're like our family, you've planned entire TRIPS around books, movies, and their locations!   When we were in Scotland, we visited all three of ...

Lennoxlove Book Festival

A weekend of words and wit with some of today's best known writers and personalities, at one of Scotland's great country houses. This fall, from 2-4 November, at Lennoxlove House, Haddington, experience a weekend of sparkling book talk and a f ...

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