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August 11, 2017

Art, Architecture, and Glasgow: Mackintosh, Scotland with Style

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Is his name is familiar?  Mackintosh, who lived in the late nineteenth through to early twentieth century, was an architect, artist, and designer. During his life, his...

Art, Architecture, and Glasgow: Mackintosh, Scotland with Style

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Is his name is familiar?  Mackintosh, who lived in the late nineteenth through to early twentieth century, was an architect, artist, and designer. During his life, his work went in and out of favor. Ne ...

Exploring the History of the Antonine Wall at Glasgow Museum

      It ran from the mouth of the Clyde, where Glasgow is today, across Scotland to the Firth of Forth where Edinburgh now stands. A wall of turf and rock, at a shade under twelve feet or three and half meters, it was  about t ...

Uncover Edinburgh's Lost Past

    Public invited to see 'the Edinburgh that never was' as part of Doors Open Days Historic Environment Scotland is throwing open the doors of the National Record of Scotland this weekend to reveal the hidden gems of Edinburgh's past. L ...

Lost Heritage of Inner Hebrides uncovered in landmark new book

    For the first time the forgotten histories of a group of four Scottish islands – known collectively as the Small Isles – have been brought together in a definitive new work.   By exploring the physical evidence that remains, The ...

Dumbarton Castle showcases 1,000 years of history this summer

Ten centuries of Scottish history will be brought to life as part of a brand new event taking place next month.   Over the course of a weekend, Rock of Ages is set to transform Dumbarton Castle Rock and Pier Park below into a real life timeline, cha ...

Stirling Castle conquers Christmas

    The pre-advent countdown is on at Stirling Castle, as with just two months left until the big day, the iconic attraction has opened the doors to its first ever Christmas shop.   The Clan and Christmas shop at Stirling Cas ...

Christmas comes early to Duff House

Banff is set to get a taste of the festive season as the spectacular Georgian mansion, Duff House, officially unveils its Christmas range.   Once a family home, the grand house has played host to many a traditional Christmas - and on Wednesday 15th ...

Edinburgh City Libraries Presents Classical music and the First World War

  A recent article at Edinburgh City Libraries on Classical music and the First World War brought to light how composers were also part of the war. The library notes, "Composers on the home front wrote music to mourn, commemorate and to raise ...

Outlander and the Skye Boat Song

    What *was* that song which played over the credits in Outlander? The melody might be hauntingly familiar, whether you know the music of Scotland or not, but the words... they are not what you remember. That's for good reason. The ...

Walking the Antonine Wall

      Very few people who have visited Hadrian’s Wall in northern England have even heard of, let alone visited, Scotland’s Antonine Wall. Constructed about twenty years later than Hadrian’s Wall, the Antonine Wall is one of the arc ...

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