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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...

A Scottish Halloween - Ghostly Goings-On

Are ye feart? Have ye suffered a fricht when things go dunt in the mirk? But dinnae fash yersel....   Apparently here’s nothing wrong with a bit of fear, according to the experts – it keeps you alert and gives your heart a useful workout. Which ...

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Ever want to see the history of Scotland, in one place? Head to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this month to see it! The free exhibition is in the Main Hall from 3-21 September, 2013. The Great Tapestry will tour Scotland, after that. The Great Ta ...

Leith Hall Reopens

      Recently, Leith Hall mansion house welcomed its first visitors in almost five years. The historic house at the National Trust for Scotland property at Kennethmont near Huntly (northwest of Aberdeen) has been refurbished t ...

Stirling Castle Online: Kids Castle

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to learn more about it with a new, interactive section on the Castle’s website: Kids Castle. Fun and educational, it is designed to help children and their families discover more about th ...

It's all about Mary, Queen of Scots

        How much do you know about Mary, Queen of Scots? If you're a history buff, like me, you'll be elated at two major avenues in Scotland, right now, to learn more about her. A new book written and produced by Historic S ...

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 ...

10 Days in Inverness

    If you’re in the Highlands of Scotland – the land of romance, storied history, kilts and bagpipes, Glens and Bens – consider Inverness as your home base for 10 days of exploring Scottish culture, arts, nature, food, and great people. ...

Scotland: Standing with Stones

    Are you intrigued by the Standing Stones in Scotland? Recumbent stone circles? Paths of the sun? Have I got a film for you! It's called Standing with Stones, and covers England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. What does archaology ha ...

Exploring Early Scottish Photography

Photography - invented in 1839, and quickly improved upon by the Scots! There were several early photography pioneers that worked with the calotype process, including David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson, Sir David Brewster, Dr. Thomas Keith, and Mark Napie ...

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