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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...

App to be created for Antonine Wall visitors

Visitors to the Antonine Wall (read our article about walking the wall here) will have the chance to interact with it in a whole new way, thanks to the introduction of a cutting-edge app from Germany.   A collaboration between Historic Scotland ...

Want to Learn More about Robert Burns?

    Sunday, January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates the life and works of the legendary Scottish poet, Robert Burns.  Yes, the National Poet of Scotland has his own holiday. Burns Night is much more than the same old stanzas and rh ...

Battle of the Bards at Stirling Castle

One of Scotland’s oldest art forms, Flyting, is to make a comeback at a unique event taking place at Stirling Castle, once home to the Stewart Kings and Queens.   Taking place on the evening of Friday 14th November, Stirling Castle’s Great Hall will ...

Grab Christmas by the antlers with the National Trust for Scotland

Grab Christmas by the antlers and kick off your family’s festive celebrations with some sparkly fun, courtesy of the National Trust for Scotland.   Trust properties from Inverurie to Castle Douglas are brimming with good cheer, season’s greeting ...

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 ...

Gaelic thesaurus of the Historical environment launched

      Gaelic speakers and learners can now access specialised Gaelic terminology relating to the historical environment, via an online thesaurus which has been launched as a joint project by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commissio ...

Nights filled with fright at Linlithgow Palace

Birthplace to Mary Queen of Scots and once a seat of the Royal Stewart dynasty, Linlithgow Palace will open its gates after hours in the countdown to All Hallows Eve in a series of ‘Fright Night’ events. As Halloween approaches and darkness falls the pu ...

Explore Edinburgh Castle's war time story

  In the Centenary year marking the outbreak of the First World War, Edinburgh Castle will be hosting a special event exploring its own Great War story. Over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, visitors will have the opportunit ...

Gaelic, Scots, and Outlander: Speaking Scotland

    If you, a speaker of English, found yourself unexpectedly dropped back into the Highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, as protagonist Claire Randall does in the Outlander books and television series, one of the things you’d notice right aw ...

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 ...

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