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February 16, 2020

Glasgow Foodie Finds: Cafe Source

      Note: Sad to report that Cafe Source at Saint Andrew's in the Square ceased operation at the end of January 2020 as the building has been put up for sale by their landlord and they were asked...

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 ...

Meet the Garrison at Corgarff Castle

  Visitors to Corgarff Castle in Aberdeenshire this week will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the 18th century, in Meet the Garrison, as members of the Lace Wars re-enactment society depict the daily life of a soldier living in the b ...

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 ...

Scotland's Seabirds Soar

      Seabirds soar at Trust colonies. Some species of seabirds have had their most successful breeding seasons for a decade, reports the National Trust for Scotland.   Dr Richard Luxmoore, the conservation charity’s Seni ...

Discover Scotland's Outlander Locations

    I assume if you're here on Journey to Scotland, you're probably a fan of the new Starz series, Outlander. Based on the book series by Diana Gabaldon, it's got the internet abuzz with joy. We've all got favorite places in Scotland (mine ...

Outlander showcase for Scotland’s heritage

Some of Scotland’s top heritage sites take a starring role in the eagerly-anticipated new TV series ‘Outlander’. The production, which debuts on US TV on Saturday 9 August, was filmed at a number of popular and picturesque sites owned and cared for by t ...

Outlander and the Skye Boat Song

    What *was* that song which played over the credits in Outlander? The melody might be hauntingly familiar, whether you know the music of Scotland or not, but the words... they are not what you remember. That's for good reason. The ...

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 ...

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