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Volcanoes in Scotland? Not in a million years!

OK, I’ll admit it – volcanoes aren’t necessarily the first thing you’d think of to visit in the UK. Not live...

24 Doors of Advent: Edinburgh's giant real-life advent calendar

For the first time, this year Edinburgh is bringing you a giant real-life advent calendar with a twist! Each day...

Find inspiration and motivation at Scotland's creative writing retreats

From home-grown talents such as Robert Burns and Muriel Spark to global bestsellers including Shakespeare, Hergé and J. K. Rowling,...

October's brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

Autumn can be fleeting. No sooner do the brilliant red, oranges and browns appear then they seem to vanish into...

September’s brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

As the autumn leaves start to fall and the days become a little shorter, here at VisitScotland it’s time to...

Fall into leafy love this autumn

Autumn is well and truly upon us, and I for one am already smitten with the vibrant leaves, bright berries...

Sunset Song takes centre stage to mark the WW1 Centenary

One of the most popular Scottish novels of all time, Sunset Song tells the gripping tale of Chris Guthrie, a...

Talkin’ ‘bout my Regeneration – Pat Barker’s WWI novel comes to the stage

  I am making this statement as an action of willful defiance of military authority, because I believe the war...

Literary tales from Scotland's pubs and bars

William Faulkner once said, “The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.” If...

Celebrate 50 years of the Forth Road Bridge at the Forth Bridges Festival

The Forth Rail and Road Bridges are amongst Scotland’s best-known sights, transporting thousands of travellers to and from the Kingdom...

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