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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...

3D Map of Scotland

Unique three-dimensional concrete map of Scotland awarded listed status The Great Polish Map of Scotland, a vast three-dimensional concrete representation of the country in the grounds of a rural Scottish Borders hotel, has been awarded B-listed statu ...

Dig into Scotland's Medieval History

Love history? Does learning about what's gone before inspire your travels and life? Me, too. And there's a new online database that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the medieval History of Scotland. The ‘People of Medieval Scotland&rs ...

Real Castles Inspired Brave

If you have taken the children to see the film ‘Brave’ and are wondering what to do to entertain them now that the summer holidays are drawing to a close, why not take them to one of Historic Scotland’s attractions which inspired the f ...

Sounds of the Borders

The beauty and tales of the Borders have long been extolled in words and music. And now a local charity is bringing many of them together in order to raise funds and awareness of its work. Borders Talking Newspaper has been recording the sounds o ...

Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland

On 10 March 2012, Glasgow Women’s Library and Women’s History Scotland launched a new website, womenofscotland.org.uk, to record memorials to women across Scotland. The site already contains over 180 records but the aim is to build on this base to creat ...

A Spiritual Retreat: Visiting Findhorn

Many flock to Findhorn, a village in Moray, to find solace while enjoying doing satsang with the likes of Eckhart Tolle and other such powerful speakers. Others come to enjoy the scenery for a quick getaway from the city. Either way, both visitors find wha ...

Scholar-led “walking seminars” offer a new way to explore Scotland

Context, the critically acclaimed walking tour company whose small-group, scholar-led “walking seminars” have revolutionized day tours in cities like Rome, Paris, and New York, announces its expansion to Edinburgh. Working with local historians ...

England and Scotland at War, 1296-1513: The National Archives Podcast

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. Here's an interesting podcast by Dr. Sean Cunningham, on the war history between England and Scotland. From the National Archives site: ...

Edinburgh Libraries & Bernard the Ferret

We LOVE Edinburgh Libraries. There's so much going on, all the time - besides books! A special presentation at many of the library branches this summer is Bernard the Ferret - Happy to be himself, with the Spinoff Theatre Company.   ...

Brave

BRAVE, the new Disney-Pixar princess movie, is the story of a girl by the name of Merida, the princess of a Scottish clan, whose plans for her life are very different from her mother’s. When it comes to time to select a husband from the first born of ...

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