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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...

Spook yourself this Halloween with shivers and ghosts

    This October, the National Trust for Scotland is organising events to send shivers down your spine at historic buildings known to be the home of ghosts and terrifying legends.   What better way to be scared silly this Hallowe ...

Meet the Garrison at Corgarff Castle

  Visitors to Corgarff Castle in Aberdeenshire this week will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 18th century, in Meet the Garrison, as members of the Lace Wars re-enactment society depict the daily life of a soldier living in the b ...

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 ...

Renaissance Royalty visits Doune Castle

  Visitors to Doune Castle this weekend will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 16th century to find out how the castle would have prepared for a royal visit.   Fit for a Queen marks the arrival of Margaret Tudor, the Queen D ...

Highland Pipes and History in the Heart of Glasgow

    Bagpipes: the sound and the symbol of this instrument are what people across the world think of when they think of Scotland. The pipes are very real instruments, turning up in historical records in Scotland at least as far back as the 1 ...

Rare Wallace and Bruce manuscripts to be exhibited together for the first time

        Wallace and Bruce letters to go on display at Stirling Castle...rare medieval letters relating to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce are to be exhibited together for the first time.   The exhibition entitled ...

Celebrating the work of Robert Burns at Stirling and Edinburgh Castles

        Stirling and Edinburgh Castles will be celebrating all things Robert Burns this weekend with a programme of events exploring the life and works of one of Scotland’s most famous sons. To mark Burns’ Night, events will ...

The Essence of Christmas: Scotland

    “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." So wrote Washington Irving, the traveller and writer, and descendent of the Irvines of Drum Castle near Banchory – now ...

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 ...

Fright Night at Linlithgow Palace

      Linlithgow Palace will host a series of ‘Fright Nights’ around Hallowe’en, where visitors can explore the iconic palace after dark   With Hallowe’en approaching, Linlithgow Palace is offering visitors the unique opp ...

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