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  1. Dance Ihayami (c) Maria Falconer

    Winter Warmers at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

    Who loves a good story? Something cosy and interesting to warm the cockles at this time of year? Well we’ve got good news for you. The home of Scotland’s stories, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, begins its Winter Warmers season with a celebration of Scottish folk traditions with Play in a Day on Saturday 26 November. This is followed by a…

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  2. Dance Ihayami (c) Alan Peeble

    Competition: Light in the Dark tickets

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our blog for future competitions. On St Andrew’s Day the Scottish Storytelling Centre is celebrating the global influences that have helped shaped Scotland over the centuries. Subscribe below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Light in the Dark event featuring classical Indian dance company, Dance Ihayami,…

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  3. Santa’s Grotto (c) Lloyd Smith

    5 Reasons You Have to Visit Edinburgh’s Christmas

    Everyone knows all about Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations. This nefarious party swirls through the capital for days on end and is a massive draw for Scots and overseas visitors alike. But what about Christmas in the Scottish capital? Have you even heard of Edinburgh’s Christmas? Edinburgh’s Christmas as an event is a much more recent creation than the Hogmanay extravaganza,…

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  4. Craigmillar Castle © Robin McKelvie

    6 Places That Should Be on Outlander

    Outlander has become nothing short of a phenomenon over the last few years. The American historic romance is a TV series that has really set the Highlands on fire with its fast paced storylines and racy scenes. A slew of sights all over Scotland that feature in the Outlander series – such as Doune Castle and Hopetoun House – have…

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  5. Forth Bridge © Robin McKelvie

    Scotland’s Top 5 Manmade Attractions

    Scotland has long been known for its engineering and architecture. Indeed this has been designated the Year of Innovation Architecture and Design, andNext year will be the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The country has myriad dramatic examples of man’s imprint on the world. This is the land of Thomas Telford and Charles Rennie Mackintosh after all. VisitScotland recently…

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  6. Edinburgh Castle © Welcome to Scotland

    Castles that Look Great in Autumn & Winter

    Love castles? I do, but prefer to visit these moody Scottish escapes when the crowds of summer are long gone. The best time for visiting castles for me is definitely autumn and winter when the sharpness of the light really brings out their drama. A swirl of red and golden leaves, or crisp white snow completes the picture. What are…

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