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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,...

Don’t hibernate this winter – have your own Winterwatch break in Scotland

by January 8, 2016

If you were lucky enough to have wings, would you fly to the milder climes of the south to wait...

The annual nature show BBC Winterwatch returns to Scotland in 2016

by January 8, 2016

‘Summertime, and the livin’ is easy (…)’; so the song goes. But when the daylight hours shorten, temperatures decrease and...

It’s that time of year again: Celtic Connections 2016

by January 8, 2016

A new year is underway, and that can only mean one thing; Scotland’s premier winter music festival is just about...

Black pudding joins the ‘superfood’ roll of honour in 2016

by January 7, 2016

We know it as one of Scotland’s tastiest delicacies, but black pudding now has another accolade to shout about –...

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2016: snowdrops take a star turn

by December 21, 2015

Each year the Scottish Snowdrop Festival gathers together some of the best gardens and woodlands where you can see swathes...

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...

Celebrating a St Andrew’s Day to remember

by November 2, 2015

The story of Saint Andrew, our patron saint, has been an age-old debate in Scotland. Who was he? Was he...

7 Creepy Abandoned Places in Scotland

by October 30, 2015

There’s something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, melancholy reminders of previous eras with seemingly little purpose in the modern world....

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