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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...

Renaissance Royalty visits Doune Castle

  Visitors to Doune Castle this weekend will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 16th century to find out how the castle would have prepared for a royal visit.   Fit for a Queen marks the arrival of Margaret Tudor, the Queen D ...

The Essence of Christmas: Scotland

    “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." So wrote Washington Irving, the traveller and writer, and descendent of the Irvines of Drum Castle near Banchory – now ...

Fright Night at Linlithgow Palace

      Linlithgow Palace will host a series of ‘Fright Nights’ around Hallowe’en, where visitors can explore the iconic palace after dark   With Hallowe’en approaching, Linlithgow Palace is offering visitors the unique opp ...

A Scottish Halloween - Ghostly Goings-On

Are ye feart? Have ye suffered a fricht when things go dunt in the mirk? But dinnae fash yersel....   Apparently here’s nothing wrong with a bit of fear, according to the experts – it keeps you alert and gives your heart a useful workout. Which ...

Craigievar magic brings fairytales to life

      The National Trust for Scotland will bring fairytales to life in a spellbinding weekend marking 50 years of Trust conservation at Craigievar Castle near Alford on 7 and 8 September.   With its great tower and floati ...

Clackmannanshire goes wild at Castle Campbell

    Are you new to wildlife watching?  Do you think Springwatch is a non-battery wrist ’clock’? Or are you a very experienced amateur Attenborough? Whatever your knowledge or expertise, join us in a celebration of all things wi ...

Joust Away! Summer Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

    Our daring knights are returning to the stunning setting of Linlithgow Palace Peel, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, to stage an unforgettable display of horsemanship and skill.   They will be appearing on Saturday 29th and ...

Stirling Castle launches Burns for Bairns tours

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to find out more about one of Scotland’s most famous poets later this month.   The castle is holding its inaugural ‘Burns for Bairns’ tours which will provide y ...

Linlithgow Palace’s Fright Night (if you dare…)

Are you brave enough to come to Linlithgow Palace, the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots, as night falls, and meet some of the less pleasant characters in its history?   Alison Stalker,  Historic Scotland’s Assistant Events Manag ...

Edinburgh Castle - Besieged!

This weekend at Edinburgh Castle, be prepared for the sounds of muskets and cannons as the castle travels back in time to the year 1640. On Saturday 6th October 2012 and Sunday 7th October 2012, visitors will travel back to when the Castle was besiege ...

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