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...

Celtic Connections 2013

    Late January in Scotland: the weather may be clear but cold, maybe sleet to high winds to snow, and all in the same day at times. Scotland's music in January has as much variety, but music might be a bit easier to navigate, especiall ...

Bide by the buff and the blue

    It's guid to be merry and wise, It's guid to be honest and true, It's guid to support Caledonia's cause, And bide by the buff and the blue! ~ Robert Burns

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 ...

Scots Fiddle Festival

    Fiddles: they are at the heart of Scotland’s music. One weekend every November, Edinburgh draws the best and brightest, fiddle masters from all parts of Scotland and from across the world, those who love to learn, those who love to te ...

Skyfall: Glencoe’s licence to thrill

Staff from the National Trust for Scotland’s Glencoe property got a makeover today to recreate a scene from the latest Bond movie, Skyfall.   Glen Etive is one of the many locations set to shine on the big screen when Daniel Craig&r ...

Ghostly path at Glencoe

    The National Trust for Scotland is sharing a stunning new night-time image of Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe. A brooding sky sits over the summit, while a ghostly glowing trail leads down to the valley below.   Glencoe has a dar ...

Perthshire Amber Festival

  Highland Perthshire has glen and Highland, waterfall and rock face. It’s a landscape Perthshire native  singer and songwriter Dougie MacLean knows well. Perthshire has inspired much of his music, and it is perhaps what was in his mind wh ...

Linlithgow Palace’s Fright Night (if you dare…)

Are you brave enough to come to Linlithgow Palace, the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots, as night falls, and meet some of the less pleasant characters in its history?   Alison Stalker,  Historic Scotland’s Assistant Events Manag ...

Edinburgh Castle - Besieged!

This weekend at Edinburgh Castle, be prepared for the sounds of muskets and cannons as the castle travels back in time to the year 1640. On Saturday 6th October 2012 and Sunday 7th October 2012, visitors will travel back to when the Castle was besiege ...

Halloween with Robert Burns

  In partnership with the International Storytelling Festival, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will celebrate a SPOOKY halloween event, which will include story teller Rosie Mapplebeck, whose stories are deeply rooted in the earth. Her repertoire ...

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