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Capital venues celebrate big birthdays

by February 3, 2014

There is sometimes a misconception that once the carnivalesque atmosphere and crowds of the Edinburgh Festival have evaporated, and the...

Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow

by January 31, 2014

  We all know that 2014 is going to be a huge year for Glasgow, with the XX Commonwealth Games,...

Snouting out snowdrops

by January 24, 2014

Did you know that pigs have a penchant for gardening? Neither did I! It turns out that they play an...

Mammoth fun at new National Museum of Scotland exhibition

by January 22, 2014

What’s big with lots of hair and soon to be at the National Museum of Scotland? Fear not, you are...

Embrace your inner Viking at the Shetland’s Fire Festival

by January 20, 2014

Winged helmets, fur-trimmed tunics, flaming torches and rousing music – the people of Shetland are certainly a fiery lot and know...

The world is gearing up for the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony

by January 9, 2014

It’s Wednesday 23 July 2014 and tens of thousands of people are eagerly taking their seats in Celtic Park stadium to watch history...

New Year’s resolutions with a Scottish twist

by December 29, 2013

With the year drawing to a close and Hogmanay just a few days away, no doubt many of us have...

Edinburgh’s winter art offerings

by December 11, 2013

  No matter where you are in Edinburgh, you’re never too far from an art gallery – I live in...

Get your skates on for the Ice Hockey World Championships

by December 4, 2013

If, like me, you’ve been glued to your seat over the last two weeks watching the drama unfold at the...

Perfect Christmas presents from Scotland’s crafty and creative places

by November 28, 2013

There’s no denying it now – Christmas is on its way. If you, like me, wholeheartedly embrace the jolliest of...

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