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Midnight in Scotland – Hogmanay celebrations

by October 13, 2015

If Scotland is famous for one thing worldwide, it’s Hogmanay – the Scottish celebration of New Year. There’s many different...

Quirky Scottish winter activities

by October 13, 2015

Scotland is beautiful at any time of year but there’s just something about winter that really warms our cockles. The...

Winter breaks in Scotland

by October 13, 2015

Winter in Scotland is a magical time of year. The gold and red leaves give way to frost-covered glens and...

Lights, camera, adventure! Filming Macbeth on Isle of Skye

by September 14, 2015

Skye is no stranger to Hollywood. A stunning landscape of jagged and majestic hills tearing through misty skies and crystal-clear...

Scotland meets Shakespeare: Discover Macbeth country this autumn

by September 14, 2015

At VisitScotland we’ve been busy immersing ourselves in all-things #Macbeth, A.K.A ‘The Scottish Play’, in the run-up to the hotly anticipated...

Only in Scotland – Six Uniquely Scottish Experiences

by September 10, 2015

Travel writer Joe Reaney reveals six amazing experiences only available in Scotland, from scuba diving among German warships to exploring a breathtaking railway right out of a storybook.

Albert Watson shoots Saks Fifth Avenue in Scotland

by September 8, 2015

What happens when you bring together one of the world’s greatest photographers, the exquisite Georgian pile of Hopetoun House, and...

Glasgow to host the Turner Prize 2015

by September 3, 2015

Glasgow has a strong reputation as an international centre for visual art, a status which was only bolstered further when...

Discover hidden Scotland at Doors Open Days 2015

by August 19, 2015

* Update: Bookmark this page as Doors Open Days will be returning in 2016 and we will be posting about it closer...

Welcome to Perthshire, Taylor – it’s been waiting for you

by August 13, 2015

  This week the internet was rife with rumours that pop sensation Taylor Swift was eyeing up a beautiful 16th...

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