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April 15, 2016

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships for Higher Education

Latest news from the Scottish government:   Overview: The Saltire Scholarship is a substantial programme of scholarships, offering up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards tuition fees for any one...

Clackmannanshire goes wild at Castle Campbell

    Are you new to wildlife watching?  Do you think Springwatch is a non-battery wrist ’clock’? Or are you a very experienced amateur Attenborough? Whatever your knowledge or expertise, join us in a celebration of all things wi ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Movie Travel: Harry Potter's Footsteps

    Do you just love to follow along in the footsteps of your favorite movies? If you're like our family, you've planned entire TRIPS around books, movies, and their locations!   When we were in Scotland, we visited all three of ...

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