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February 16, 2020

Glasgow Foodie Finds: Cafe Source

      Note: Sad to report that Cafe Source at Saint Andrew's in the Square ceased operation at the end of January 2020 as the building has been put up for sale by their landlord and they were asked...

Perthshire Amber Festival

  Highland Perthshire has glen and Highland, waterfall and rock face. It’s a landscape Perthshire native  singer and songwriter Dougie MacLean knows well. Perthshire has inspired much of his music, and it is perhaps what was in his mind wh ...

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 ...

A Getaway to Lerwick

    One of the top places on my ‘must see’ list is Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands. The most northerly and easterly town in Scotland is only 230 miles West of Bergen, Norway and 210 miles north of Aberdeen. Its location and ...

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 ...

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 ...

City Halls, Glasgow

    Writer Charles Dickens, statesman Benjamin Disraeli, comedian Billy Connolly, explorer David Livingstone, fiddle player Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh, singer Julie Fowlis, singer Kathy Mattea, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: a varied ...

Give me but one hour of Scotland...

Give me but one hour of Scotland, Let me see it ere I die. ~ William Edmondstoune Aytoun               Give me but one hour of Scotland... Written by Jessica Voigts     &n ...

Want to get married at Edinburgh Castle? Here's How...

If you are looking for the ultimate romantic location for your wedding, why not come along to Edinburgh Castle’s Wedding Open Day on Saturday 13th October 2013?   The event is taking place from 11:00 to 4:00 pm and will showcase the fi ...

Oh, Scotia!

    O Scotia! my dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent; Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content ~ Robert Burns   Oh, Scotia! Written by J ...

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 ...

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