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...

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 ...

Skiing Scotland

      The Highlands of Scotland: they are beautiful indeed when covered with the flowers of summer and autumn's lovely red and gold. What happens to them in winter? Snow! and they become destinations for skiing and other winter spor ...

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 ...

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 ...

Discovery: Fashion Designer Aymee Charlton

    I recently found, via KILTR, the most beautiful scarves. Made in Scotland (naturally), and whimsical - perfect! I got in touch with the designer, Aymee Charlton, to find out her backstory and share her beautiful work (more than scarves! ...

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 ...

A Japanese Garden - in Scotland?

    It is among the few surviving sites of its kind in the United Kingdom - and now the privately-owned, early twentieth century Japanese-style Garden at Cowden in Clackmannanshire has been recognised for its national importance as the most ...

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