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New galleries at the National Museum of Scotland: 14 amazing things you can see

by June 29, 2016

What’s the best way to celebrate a landmark birthday? Well, if you are a museum, opening 10 fabulous new galleries...

A History of Edinburgh’s August Festivals

by June 6, 2016

Discover the history of Edinburgh's world-renowned festival season, including the origins of the Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Fringe and more

11 Pawesome dog-friendly days out in Scotland

by April 25, 2016

Thinking about “embarking” on a dog-friendly holiday in Scotland? Or simply looking for a fun day out for you and...

Happy Birthday Ma’am – 5 Royal Attractions in Scotland

by April 22, 2016

As Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday, it seems only fitting that there be a string of royal...

First Look Scotland: An interview with Scottish actor Alan Cumming

by February 2, 2016

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 Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2016: snowdrops take a star turn

by December 21, 2015

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

Scotland’s wonderful winter walks

by December 6, 2015

It’s definitely hats, gloves and scarves weather here in Scotland, but a spot of cold shouldn’t stop you from exploring...

7 Creepy Abandoned Places in Scotland

by October 30, 2015

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

Winter breaks in Scotland

by October 13, 2015

Winter in Scotland is a magical time of year. The gold and red leaves give way to frost-covered glens and...

Spooky events across Scotland this Halloween

by October 5, 2015

There’s a chill in the air and I don’t just mean the temperatures outside are getting cooler. Halloween is nearly...

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