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Scotland’s ways to woo your Valentine!

by February 3, 2015

Everyone knows that there is no better time to sweep someone off their feet than on 14 February, the most...

Discover the magic and mystery of ‘Tales of Home’ this December

by December 2, 2014

Amidst the usual revelry and festivities that fill the days of December, you’ll find a few special, exciting and somewhat...

Find inspiration and motivation at Scotland’s creative writing retreats

by November 18, 2014

From home-grown talents such as Robert Burns and Muriel Spark to global bestsellers including Shakespeare, Hergé and J. K. Rowling,...

Get reading for Book Week Scotland 2014

by November 6, 2014

I wouldn’t normally recommend getting lost when you’re in Scotland, but I’ll make an exception for Book Week. Taking place...

Experience the magic of a Night in the Garden at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

by November 4, 2014

Though the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh looks beautiful all year round, this winter the much-loved garden is set to receive...

10 things to do with your extra hour this Sunday

by October 24, 2014

The clocks go back at 2 am this Sunday – hurrah! We all made it through the spring-time clock change when...

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014

by October 17, 2014

Nothing beats the electric atmosphere that fills Edinburgh’s streets and performance spaces while there is a festival on, especially when...

Glasgay! Festival turns 21

by October 7, 2014

Glasgay! Festival turns 21 this month, celebrating its coming of age in what has been a monumental year for its...

Sunset Song takes centre stage to mark the WW1 Centenary

by October 6, 2014

One of the most popular Scottish novels of all time, Sunset Song tells the gripping tale of Chris Guthrie, a...

Talkin’ ‘bout my Regeneration – Pat Barker’s WWI novel comes to the stage

by September 30, 2014

  I am making this statement as an action of willful defiance of military authority, because I believe the war...

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