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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...

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 ...

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 ...

Driving Scotland: Photos from the Road

    One of the great joys of being in Scotland is driving. There are extraordinary vistas around every bend, treasures hidden in glens, deliciousness found in small towns, and the colors (even on a rainy day) make you never want to blink. ...

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 ...

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