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August 11, 2017

Art, Architecture, and Glasgow: Mackintosh, Scotland with Style

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Is his name is familiar?  Mackintosh, who lived in the late nineteenth through to early twentieth century, was an architect, artist, and designer. During his life, his...

William Wallace Letters

We're all intrigued with the history of William Wallace. In an Exhibit at the Scottish Parliament, visitors can actually SEE a 700-year old letter about William Wallace from Philip IV, the French King. From the Scottish Parliament: The only t ...

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 ...

Celebration of the Centuries at Fort George

Historic Scotland largest event of the year, ‘Celebration of the Centuries’, returns to  the magnificent setting of Fort George, one of the finest military fortifications in Europe.The event, to be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Aug ...

Knights in Shining Armour return to Edinburgh Castle

Four suits of Royal Armouries’ armour, worn by mounted cavalry in the early 17thcentury, have been returned to the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle.   They were removed eight years ago to allow for essential conservation work on the meta ...

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: ...

Historic Scotland unveils dramatic new interpretation at Edinburgh Castle

The stories that make the history of Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction so fascinating have been re-written following consultation with archaeologists, historians and other experts to create new interpretation at Edinburgh Castle. ...

Family Travel Tips - Take your Kids to Scotland

There's so much to see, do, and LOVE in Scotland. From the beauty of the Highlands to the bustle of Glasgow and Edinburgh, from history galore to  nature, from unexplained wave patterns to delicious food, Scotland is the perfect place for family t ...

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