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...

Redhead Flash Mob at Drum Castle for Brave

Ginger snap draws praise from Brave director ...   Word of Scotland’s first ever ‘Ginger Snap’ – a flash mobs of redheads that gathered at Drum Castle on Friday 3 August to celebrate the release of Disney Pixar’ ...

Scotland’s Garden History Revealed

The National Trust for Scotland is offering a major study course into the history, conservation and management of Scotland’s gardens starting in September.   During fifteen daylong sessions, top specialists in the field of garden histo ...

Over 100 cèilidhs across Scotland as Fèis Cèilidh Trails hit the road

The Cèilidh Trail participants began their summer holidays with a week of training and preparing their sets at Fèis Alba, being held at the Centre of Excellence for Traditional Music at Plockton High School. This year there are 7 C&eg ...

Celebration of the Centuries at Fort George

Historic Scotland largest event of the year, ‘Celebration of the Centuries’, returns to  the magnificent setting of Fort George, one of the finest military fortifications in Europe.The event, to be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Aug ...

Knights in Shining Armour return to Edinburgh Castle

Four suits of Royal Armouries’ armour, worn by mounted cavalry in the early 17thcentury, have been returned to the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle.   They were removed eight years ago to allow for essential conservation work on the meta ...

A Spiritual Retreat: Visiting Findhorn

Many flock to Findhorn, a village in Moray, to find solace while enjoying doing satsang with the likes of Eckhart Tolle and other such powerful speakers. Others come to enjoy the scenery for a quick getaway from the city. Either way, both visitors find wha ...

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

You are able to hear the skirl of bagpipes every day of the year somewhere in Scotland. In early August, though, Glasgow becomes a focus of pipers the world over as the Piping Live! Festival takes place, with competitions, concerts, talks, pipers shar ...

Scholar-led “walking seminars” offer a new way to explore Scotland

Context, the critically acclaimed walking tour company whose small-group, scholar-led “walking seminars” have revolutionized day tours in cities like Rome, Paris, and New York, announces its expansion to Edinburgh. Working with local historians ...

England and Scotland at War, 1296-1513: The National Archives Podcast

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. Here's an interesting podcast by Dr. Sean Cunningham, on the war history between England and Scotland. From the National Archives site: ...

Edinburgh Libraries & Bernard the Ferret

We LOVE Edinburgh Libraries. There's so much going on, all the time - besides books! A special presentation at many of the library branches this summer is Bernard the Ferret - Happy to be himself, with the Spinoff Theatre Company.   ...

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