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10 interesting facts about Scotland

Scotland is such a fascinating country – our history, legendary tales and delicious food and drink. But even those of...

9 Iconic Events & The History Behind Them

Looking for an event that’s uniquely Scottish? Or do you know one, but have always wondered how it became a part of Scottish culture? We go behind the scenes...

7 Country Parks With A View

One thing we can still enjoy is the great outdoors in Scotland and the fantastic local country parks that can...

Auld Lang Syne: its writer, history and how to sing along

Hogmanay on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. When the clock strikes midnight on Hogmanay, many of us around the world will celebrate by...

The Crown and Royal Experiences in Scotland

It’s no secret that the Royal Family have had a long lasting love affair with Scotland. Follow in the footsteps...

10 Beautiful & Historic Towns in Scotland

Did you know that we have a time machine in Scotland? It’s true. Visit any of our towns to enjoy both amazing historic sights...

Stories of Aberdeenshire

If you’ve ever watched BBC TV’s Trawlermen or Fish Town, you’ll be familiar with the couthy (friendly) Scots language dialect of North-East Scotland....

Scottish Geology Festival: Bringing Scotland’s Landscape to Life

The stunning Scottish landscape has been shaped by the elements over many millennia and has attracted visitors for many centuries. But...

Scottish tartan – explained

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

Angus Unwrapped – 10 things you didn’t know about Angus…

COVID-19 PHASE 3 RESTRICTIONS Tourism is reopening on 15 July but please check with attractions and businesses directly to confirm...

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