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  Year of Homecoming

December’s brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

by January 14, 2015

2014 truly was a year to remember in Scotland, with thousands of visitors enjoying the country’s landscapes, activities, food and...

Experience the magic of a Night in the Garden at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

by November 4, 2014

Though the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh looks beautiful all year round, this winter the much-loved garden is set to receive...

Glasgay! Festival turns 21

by October 7, 2014

Glasgay! Festival turns 21 this month, celebrating its coming of age in what has been a monumental year for its...

The 2014 Ryder Cup’s Tartan Tuesday

by September 5, 2014

We think wearing tartan is acceptable any day of the year, but if you’re looking for an excuse to break...

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...

Discover Scotland’s best-kept secrets at Doors Open Days in September

by August 19, 2014

  Scotland is full of surprises – whether you’re visiting for the first time or holiday here every chance you...

Coca-Cola commemorative bottle features Homecoming Scotland 2014

by July 3, 2014

It seems that just about everyone collects something. Whether it’s stamps, postcards or books, it’s the intriguing history or the...

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...

Discover more about the man who will lead thousands at Pipefest

by June 4, 2014

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

Glasgow 2014: 100 days to go and a 100 things to do

by April 14, 2014

I waited feverishly for word on whether my application was successful or not, checking obsessively every few minutes. I was...

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...

Follow Pipefest on a march through Stirling’s fascinating history

by March 27, 2014

Stirling’s Big Weekend is just a few months away, so if you haven’t done so already, clear your diaries! Running...

Fife gets poetic with StAnza International Poetry Festival

by February 28, 2014

StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, returns from 5 – 9 March with a brand new programme of poetry, music, drama...

New Year’s resolutions with a Scottish twist

by December 29, 2013

With the year drawing to a close and Hogmanay just a few days away, no doubt many of us have...

Unique art installation makes waves on Loch Earn

by September 10, 2013

If you happen to be at the Four Seasons Hotel at St Fillans this month and find yourself doing a double-take at what...

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