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

by January 8, 2016

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

Robert Burns and Burns Night celebrations 2016

by December 9, 2015

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots around the world to pay tribute to the...

Scottish Halloween traditions

by October 5, 2015

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

Add some colour to your romance at a Scottish castle

by February 2, 2015

Whether you want to book a room in a B&B castle, stay in a self-catering lodge in the grounds of...

Literary tales from Scotland’s pubs and bars

by August 28, 2014

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

History and golf – that’s par for the course in Scotland

by June 26, 2014

I guess you could say that it’s an unlikely match. Golf and history don’t seem like they would be natural...

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...

10 interesting facts about Robert Burns

by January 10, 2014

The world will soon again, on 25th January, be celebrating birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s best-loved son and its National...

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