Activities

Activities

February 29, 2020

AyeWrite! Festival in Glasgow in March

    If you enjoy reading books, learning about ones new to you, hearing authors discuss their creative processes, getting tips for your own writing -- just about anything book related -- then Glasgow...

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 ...

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014

      Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014 Once Upon a Place Friday 24 October – Sunday 2 November #OnceUponAPlace                  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sound of the Highlands: Musician Sarah-Jane Summers

  Sarah-Jane Summers is a fiddle player, composer, and music tutor whose family roots run back for generations in the Highlands of Scotland. Love of music and playing the fiddle are part of her family heritage as well: Sarah-Jane was one of the las ...

Scotland's North Star: Music from Shetland's Aly Bain

    Aly Bain comes from Shetland. In was in this far northern reach of Scotland, a place of warm community and windswept landscape which is as close to Norway as to mainland Scotland that he was first drawn to the way the fiddle looked, and ...

The Essence of Scotland: Artist Aileen Clarke

    The colors of Scotland are not only memorable, but indelibly burned into our minds, even after just one glimpse. They are vibrant, lush, stark at times, and bring joy, for there is no other land quite like Scotland, is there? Luckily fo ...

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