The Blog

  James Carney

James is a Media Manager at VisitScotland,

The Singing Butler debuts at Kelvingrove

by October 4, 2013

Jack Vettriano is without doubt one of the UK’s most popular living painters. His well-publicised differences of opinion with the...

Scotland’s stunning new home of entertainment opens

by October 1, 2013

The SSE Hydro, Scotland’s latest and most spectacular new performance venue has opened in style. Rod Stewart had the privilege...

The Ryder Cup 2014: a year to go and counting

by September 27, 2013

For lovers of the wee white ball, 2014 is going to be a pretty special year in Scotland as the...

Glasgow’s curries – there’s naan better!

by August 28, 2013

The hunt is on again to find the UK’s Curry Capital and the public is being asked to vote for...

One Year to Go – Glasgow gears up for the Commonwealth Games

by July 23, 2013

It’s hard to believe but it’s only a year ’til Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting event – the XX Commonwealth Games –...

Here be monsters!

by May 16, 2012

Every one knows Nessie, the fabled monster that hangs about Loch Ness, when she’s not starring in Hollywood blockbusters, various...

Blue bloods, barbarians and berbers

by May 2, 2012

Dundee United’s fans are known as The Arabs* but who would have thought that their nickname was maybe more accurate...

Scotland through the lens

by May 2, 2012

Just stumbled onto this great wee video, Lights of Scotland by Romain Corraze. It nicely intercuts his visual diary of...

Grab a piece of Scottish literary history

by April 24, 2012

If you’re a fan of Robert Burns’ poetry – and let’s face it, who isn’t? – and happen to have...

A perfect blend: Islay and whisky

by April 20, 2012

Great article from independent traveller’s online mag Matador about one man’s pilgrimage to the Hebridean isle of Islay in search...

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