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33 foot tall Puppet Storm heading through the streets of Glasgow

Activities

February 16, 2020

Storm Kicks Off Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters

    A 33 foot-tall puppet made her way through the streets of Glasgow during 2020's Celtic Connections, in a kickoff of a year long celebration of coasts and waters.  Her purpose?  "Storm lives in...

Enjoying Summer in Scotland

    When the weather begins to turn warmer, many travelers choose to visit Scotland - and for obvious reasons. Despite the charm of a snowy winter, some want to avoid the cold and instead enjoy days by the seaside or walking the plethora of tra ...

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 ...

Digging for clues on Bannockburn’s 699th anniversary

    To mark the 699th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (23 and 24 June 2013), the National Trust for Scotland’s “Big Dig” took place over the weekend of 22 and 23 June.   Looking to shed new light on one ...

Underground Edinburgh

Beneath the streets of Edinburgh lurks a labyrinth of man-made tunnels that were originally designed to hide clandestine activities from the light of day. Once a refuge for everyone from renegade kings to common criminals, this subterranean network has rec ...

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 ...

Celtic Connections 2013

    Late January in Scotland: the weather may be clear but cold, maybe sleet to high winds to snow, and all in the same day at times. Scotland's music in January has as much variety, but music might be a bit easier to navigate, especiall ...

Celtic Connections Cruise with National Trust for Scotland

    If you’ve ever wondered why the Isle of Man’s triskelion flag bears such a striking resemblance to Brittany’s curling emblem, or why Galician pipes sound so similar to Scottish bagpipes, the National Trust for Scotland may ...

Scots Fiddle Festival

    Fiddles: they are at the heart of Scotland’s music. One weekend every November, Edinburgh draws the best and brightest, fiddle masters from all parts of Scotland and from across the world, those who love to learn, those who love to te ...

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 ...

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