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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...

Halloween with Robert Burns

  In partnership with the International Storytelling Festival, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will celebrate a SPOOKY halloween event, which will include story teller Rosie Mapplebeck, whose stories are deeply rooted in the earth. Her repertoire ...

Scary Scotland: Hallowe’en 2012

There’s nowhere better to spend Hallowe’en than at one of the National Trust for Scotland’s historic haunted places. With more events than ever before, and some truly terrifying real-life ghost stories to share, Hallowe’en 2012 is s ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Edinburgh Assembly Rooms Reopen

The Assembly rooms, first opened in 1787 to provide a space for cultural and entertainment purposes, has had a long and storied history. They reopened on July 21, 2012 after closing for 18 months for refurbishment. The Assembly Rooms is a Category A listed ...

Medieval Mayhem at Caerlaverock Castle

A glimpse of medieval life at Caerlaverock Castle over four days next week promises visitors a thrilling insight into sword fighting, archery and crossbow skills.   “Medieval Mayhem” is the perfect entertainment for Caerlaverock, ...

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