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...

Stanley Mills: Force and Fabric

An Historic Scotland book which helped bolster the international status of Stanley Mills by highlighting new archaeological discoveries and unprecedented research has received a national award.   “Force and Fabric” was highly com ...

William Wallace Letters

We're all intrigued with the history of William Wallace. In an Exhibit at the Scottish Parliament, visitors can actually SEE a 700-year old letter about William Wallace from Philip IV, the French King. From the Scottish Parliament: The only t ...

Welcome to the leaning tower of Glenfinnan

It’s not as extreme as the tilt found at the famous Tower of Pisa, but it’s been revealed that the Glenfinnan Monument has a slight lean, too.   It has been discovered that the monument erected as a memorial to the Jacobite Risin ...

Edinburgh Libraries: Books set in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Libraries has put together a fantastic google map of books set in Edinburgh.   As they say, "Explore our city of literature through the stories it has inspired."     Click here to access the map, and discover ...

Real Castles Inspired Brave

If you have taken the children to see the film ‘Brave’ and are wondering what to do to entertain them now that the summer holidays are drawing to a close, why not take them to one of Historic Scotland’s attractions which inspired the f ...

Sounds of the Borders

The beauty and tales of the Borders have long been extolled in words and music. And now a local charity is bringing many of them together in order to raise funds and awareness of its work. Borders Talking Newspaper has been recording the sounds o ...

Facelift for Scotland’s tenth highest mountain

New visitor facilities at the National Trust for Scotland’s Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve in Perthshire, designed to be more in keeping with the mountain landscape, are now open to the public.     The major piece of landscape ...

Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland

On 10 March 2012, Glasgow Women’s Library and Women’s History Scotland launched a new website, womenofscotland.org.uk, to record memorials to women across Scotland. The site already contains over 180 records but the aim is to build on this base to creat ...

Outdoor opera at Duff House

The UK’s only outdoor operatic touring company Illyria is to return to the stunning grounds of Duff House following a hugely successful performance last year. “HMS Pinafore”, by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be staged at this magnificen ...

A Sense of Belonging to Scotland

Andy Hall loves the light and the landscapes of his native Scotland. As a photographer, he also enjoys finding ways to share that love. For his book A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, he decided to investigate and share what places hold significance for oth ...

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