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Quirky tales from Scotland’s pubs and bars

by June 18, 2014

In Scotland, a trip to the pub often involves more than just a drink and a chat: it can mean...

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...

Belle: the painting which inspired the big screen

by June 10, 2014

You may have heard many exciting things about the new major feature film Belle, but did you know that the...

May’s brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

by June 5, 2014

Whether it’s lazy days in city parks, hard-earned mountaintop views or boat trips around the coast, we love seeing how...

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...

Don’t miss the BBC’s Quest for Bannockburn

by June 3, 2014

With only a matter of weeks until one of the highlights of the summer, Bannockburn Live, the BBC’s new history...

BBC Springwatch – featuring Scotland

by June 2, 2014

Springwatch is back! The BBC’s annual TV series has returned to celebrate its tenth anniversary, showcasing the spectacular native wildlife...

Shaken and stirred: getting hands-on at a whisky cocktail masterclass

by May 29, 2014

Before I knew it, it was my turn to step up and take my place behind the bar. Butterflies start...

Tales and cocktails: get more than you bargained for at whisky bars and pubs

by May 28, 2014

Until recently, I’d never really tried Scotch whisky in any form other than a dram of the finest single malt...

Perth, Ayr and Fort William amongst TripAdvisor’s most ‘excellent’ destinations

by May 22, 2014

Scotland has received the TripAdvisor seal of approval once again! The preeminent review site has just revealed its list of...

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