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April 15, 2016

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships for Higher Education

Latest news from the Scottish government:   Overview: The Saltire Scholarship is a substantial programme of scholarships, offering up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards tuition fees for any one...

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships for Higher Education

Latest news from the Scottish government:   Overview: The Saltire Scholarship is a substantial programme of scholarships, offering up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, ...

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

    An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay, is set to open in the North East.   The Allan Ramsay – Master Draughtsman exhibition, which opens to ...

Want to Learn More about Robert Burns?

    Sunday, January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates the life and works of the legendary Scottish poet, Robert Burns.  Yes, the National Poet of Scotland has his own holiday. Burns Night is much more than the same old stanzas and rh ...

Gaelic thesaurus of the Historical environment launched

      Gaelic speakers and learners can now access specialised Gaelic terminology relating to the historical environment, via an online thesaurus which has been launched as a joint project by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commissio ...

Explore Edinburgh Castle's war time story

  In the Centenary year marking the outbreak of the First World War, Edinburgh Castle will be hosting a special event exploring its own Great War story. Over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, visitors will have the opportunit ...

Gaelic, Scots, and Outlander: Speaking Scotland

    If you, a speaker of English, found yourself unexpectedly dropped back into the Highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, as protagonist Claire Randall does in the Outlander books and television series, one of the things you’d notice right aw ...

Christmas comes early to Duff House

Banff is set to get a taste of the festive season as the spectacular Georgian mansion, Duff House, officially unveils its Christmas range.   Once a family home, the grand house has played host to many a traditional Christmas - and on Wednesday 15th ...

Walking the Antonine Wall

      Very few people who have visited Hadrian’s Wall in northern England have even heard of, let alone visited, Scotland’s Antonine Wall. Constructed about twenty years later than Hadrian’s Wall, the Antonine Wall is one of the arc ...

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Ever want to see the history of Scotland, in one place? Head to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this month to see it! The free exhibition is in the Main Hall from 3-21 September, 2013. The Great Tapestry will tour Scotland, after that. The Great Ta ...

Stirling Castle Online: Kids Castle

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to learn more about it with a new, interactive section on the Castle’s website: Kids Castle. Fun and educational, it is designed to help children and their families discover more about th ...

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