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First Look Scotland: An interview with Scottish actor Alan Cumming

Scottish actor Alan Cumming recently returned to his homeland to film a TV special for NBC. VisitScotland caught up with Alan for a quick interview.

The Kelpies: the mane attraction at The Helix

Just imagine this: travelling along an unremarkable section of motorway, when, seemingly out of nowhere, two gigantic, glinting horse heads,...

Don’t hibernate this winter – have your own Winterwatch break in Scotland

If you were lucky enough to have wings, would you fly to the milder climes of the south to wait...

The annual nature show BBC Winterwatch returns to Scotland in 2016

‘Summertime, and the livin’ is easy (…)’; so the song goes. But when the daylight hours shorten, temperatures decrease and...

It’s that time of year again: Celtic Connections 2016

A new year is underway, and that can only mean one thing; Scotland’s premier winter music festival is just about...

Black pudding joins the ‘superfood’ roll of honour in 2016

We know it as one of Scotland’s tastiest delicacies, but black pudding now has another accolade to shout about –...

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2016: snowdrops take a star turn

Each year the Scottish Snowdrop Festival gathers together some of the best gardens and woodlands where you can see swathes...

7 Creepy Abandoned Places in Scotland

There’s something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, melancholy reminders of previous eras with seemingly little purpose in the modern world....

5 things you need to know about the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

The Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015 has celebrated wonderful Scottish produce and dishes, as well as the amazing...

Scottish Halloween traditions

Of all the seasonal holidays, Halloween is one of my favourites. It might not have the spiritual significance or inspire...

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