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Armed Forces Day, Stirling: We talk to the Red Arrows

For me personally, the sleek jets of the Red Arrows flying in formation, with their unmistakable blue, red and white...

7 great ways to commemorate the Battle of Bannockburn 1314

1314 is date firmly imprinted onto the Scottish psyche. Ask why it is significant and without hesitation you’ll be told...

Discover more about the man who will lead thousands at Pipefest

June 27 2014 won’t be any old day for Pipe Major Ian Duncan. It will be the day he is...

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...

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