Activities

Activities

February 29, 2020

AyeWrite! Festival in Glasgow in March

    If you enjoy reading books, learning about ones new to you, hearing authors discuss their creative processes, getting tips for your own writing -- just about anything book related -- then Glasgow...

Scottish Archaeology Month at Holyrood Park

Meet a druid and discover the secrets of Iron Age life at Holyrood Park If you have ever wondered how our Iron Age ancestors flourished, an Historic Scotland event this weekend could answer your questions with an appearance from a druid, firestarter, ...

Cowalfest: Meet as strangers, leave as friends

Cowalfest has a knack of attracting extraordinary people who are fascinated by their area of interest and able to convey their wealth of knowledge in easy to understand and accessible language.   Join a Cowalfest walk or two, and you could meet for ...

Dig into Scotland's Medieval History

Love history? Does learning about what's gone before inspire your travels and life? Me, too. And there's a new online database that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the medieval History of Scotland. The ‘People of Medieval Scotland&rs ...

Time Travel at Aberdour Castle

Step back to the time of Oliver Cromwell at Aberdour Castle   Come to Aberdour Castle, possibly the oldest standing masonry castle in Scotland,  on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2012 and step back in time to the year 1651 when Oliv ...

Scottish Musician Emily Smith

Emily Smith has long been drawn to the landscapes and history of rural Dumfriesshire in southwestern Scotland. She was raised there, and so was Robert Burns. Smith’s travels with music take her across the world. Her home ground, though,  remains ...

Virtual tour of Maeshowe Online

People across the globe will now be able to enjoy one of Orkney’s most enigmatic Neolithic monuments after Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a new ‘virtual’ tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Winter Solstice.   ...

Monty Python Quest at Doune Castle

And now for something completely different!     Come along to the magnificent medieval Doune Castle on Sunday 16th September 2012 for the annual Monty Python-inspired event. Doune Castle featured in many of the scenes in the 1974 c ...

Blas Festival: Inverness and across the Highlands

From Thurso to Inverness to the Isle of Skye, all across the Highlands of Scotland, the Blas Festival brings a celebration of Gaelic music and tradition. In 2012, it is coming up from  7 through 15 September. There will be tributes to the late Ga ...

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 ...

All Scotland's Landscapes Matter

Fifty years on from a ground-breaking conference looking at Scotland’s landscapes, a follow up event is scheduled to consider the future for nation’s countryside.     In 1962, a ground-breaking conference considered the stat ...

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