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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

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...

Celebrate Pride in Glasgow and Edinburgh this summer

by June 9, 2015

Scotland is a pretty great place for LGBT folk. The country became the 17th in the world to legalise same-sex...

Books, bowling and Broadway at LGBT History Month 2015

by February 5, 2015

Hogmanay in Scotland is always a night to remember, but for some revellers last year’s celebrations were particularly memorable! On...

Winter is Coming Festival

by September 30, 2014

  Whether you’re looking for a fun family activity during the October school holidays, itching to brush up your skills...

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

by August 20, 2014

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

Comics, quizzes and cosplay at Glasgow Comic Con 2014

by July 1, 2014

If the words “jings”, “crivens” and “help ma Boab” mean anything to you, you’ll know that comics have been an important...

Outer Hebrides featured in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2014

by June 11, 2014

We’re saying meal ur naidheachd (that’s Gaelic for congratulations) to the Outer Hebrides, as the islands have made it into...

Catch Frankie Boyle, Eleanor Catton and many more at Glasgow’s Aye Write! Book Festival

by March 31, 2014

  Aye Write! – perhaps the best-named of all the Scottish book festivals – returns to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library on...

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

by March 31, 2014

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

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