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I love it when a good clan comes together

In the heyday of the Scottish clan system, chieftains would often meet with their members to devise cattle raids, seize...

Tartan Day – 10 unbe-weave-able facts about tartan

Look out your kilt or tartan trews – Sunday 6 April is Tartan Day, a chance for Scots both at...

Rediscover the great outdoors and history with the John Muir Way events

Did you know John Muir was a Scot, and it was here that he first fell in love with nature...

Follow Pipefest on a march through Stirling’s fascinating history

Stirling’s Big Weekend is just a few months away, so if you haven’t done so already, clear your diaries! Running...

Prepare for battle at Bannockburn: Scottish history comes charging at you in 2014

Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre In case you’re not overly familiar with Scottish history, the famous Battle of Bannockburn 1314...

Who Do You Think You Are? Live! comes to Scotland

If you have ever seen Who Do You Think You Are? on the TV, then if you’re anything like me,...

Discover Scott’s Scotland as Waverley turns 200

Whether you’ve read Waverley, or even heard of it, this historical novel has probably affected the way you think about...

Carry on up the wall

Yes it’s that time of year again – dust off your centurion galea and march to the most northerly Roman...

Get an Ei-ffel of Titan-ic engineering in Glasgow

  You may have heard the news earlier this week that a Clydebank landmark is now one of a rather...

Walk in the steps of your ancestors during Angus Heritage Week

If your great-grandmother delivered babies during the First World War, worked in a café of a famous theme park, or...

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