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Robert Burns and Burns Night celebrations 2016

by December 9, 2015

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots around the world to pay tribute to the...

Scotland’s wonderful winter walks

by December 6, 2015

It’s definitely hats, gloves and scarves weather here in Scotland, but a spot of cold shouldn’t stop you from exploring...

Amazing spring wildlife festivals in southern Scotland

by March 23, 2015

Scotland is beautiful in any season but springtime has to be one of the most magical. You can feel the...

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...

Scotland and the First World War: What’s in the mix at the new Devil’s Porridge Museum?

by September 4, 2014

When you think of Gretna, dramatic scenes of elopement, love and runaway marriages are likely to spring to mind, as...

Queen’s Baton Relay: 18 – 19 June

by June 16, 2014

The Queen’s Baton Relay has made an emphatic arrival in Scotland, and so far it has been warmly welcomed with...

Scotland’s Puppet Animation Festival turns 30

by March 25, 2014

Scotland’s Puppet Animation Festival has been delighting kids from the Scottish Borders to Shetland for exactly three decades now, making...

Enjoy an outdoor adventure at Dumfries & Galloway’s Wild Spring Festival

by March 24, 2014

With the weather mellowing and greenery starting to flourish, it’s beginning to feel a lot like springtime. Watch as Mother...

Go bonkers at the Wickerman Festival 2014!

by March 14, 2014

One of Scotland’s friendliest independent festivals, the Wickerman Festival attracts an eclectic crowd of music-mad families, wicker fans and camping...

House and garden that inspired JM Barrie is brought back to life

by March 7, 2014

Many historic buildings are lost in the UK as they fall into ruin, but in the town of Dumfries, one...

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