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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...

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 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…

So you think you’ve heard of Angus? What would be the first thing you think of? Would it be Arbroath Abbey and the...

Orkney’s hidden secrets

Orkney’s best known Neolithic attractions are known the world over and provide a fascinating insight into the islands’ past and...

11 Pictures of Historic Home Views in Scotland

Many of us have been sharing some of our favourite photos from across the country as part our social media...

The Scottish History That Inspired Outlander

Sometimes all you need is a good old Highland ramble. It’s in the DNA. For your ramble you will need:...

Live Life Well in Perthshire

As we go about our daily routine (or daily grind depending on your point of view!) our thoughts may wander to...

12 Hidden Gems to Uncover in Fife

It’s time to discover the Kingdom of Fife – a region filled with historic wonders, charming coastal villages, and picture-perfect...

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