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12 iconic Scottish bridges

by October 20, 2016

There is an impressive range of bridges in Scotland, many of which were designed by Scots and built by Scottish...

Scottish tartan – explained

by May 25, 2016

Wondering which tartan you can wear? If there’s a clan tartan out there for you? Or what the difference is...

National Museum of Flight – celebrate a century of Scottish aviation history

by March 24, 2016

Cast your eyes on the brand new displays at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, which are hosted...

The Kelpies: the mane attraction at The Helix

by January 11, 2016

Just imagine this: travelling along an unremarkable section of motorway, when, seemingly out of nowhere, two gigantic, glinting horse heads,...

Arms at the ready! Relive the era of Jacobite Scotland

by May 20, 2015

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear! Robert Burns, 1791 In the year that marks 300 since...

8 top tips for visiting Stirling

by March 16, 2015

We asked people on Twitter and Facebook where they would take first time visitors to Stirling, and had a great response – thanks...

Armed Forces Day, Stirling: We talk to the Red Arrows

by June 19, 2014

For me personally, the sleek jets of the Red Arrows flying in formation, with their unmistakable blue, red and white...

7 great ways to commemorate the Battle of Bannockburn 1314

by June 12, 2014

1314 is date firmly imprinted onto the Scottish psyche. Ask why it is significant and without hesitation you’ll be told...

Discover more about the man who will lead thousands at Pipefest

by June 4, 2014

June 27 2014 won’t be any old day for Pipe Major Ian Duncan. It will be the day he is...

I love it when a good clan comes together

by May 21, 2014

In the heyday of the Scottish clan system, chieftains would often meet with their members to devise cattle raids, seize...

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