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  1. Aerial View of the festival (c) Party at the Palace

    Glen’s Party at the Palace – A Family Friendly Festival

    Scotland these days boasts myriad festivals at a range of dramatic venues. There is no place more epic to catch a festival, though, than Linlithgow Palace. This ancient seat of the Stuart kings, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular historic sites. This summer it’s also playing host to that most family friendly of festivals, Glen’s Party…

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  2. (c) New Lanark World Heritage Site

    Why You Should Visit New Lanark World Heritage Site

    Love history? Love nature? Then how do you fancy visiting a glorious heritage village on the banks of the River Clyde, where you can walk by the river and through history? That’s exactly what New Lanark offers, not to mention exhibitions, a well stocked shop, an excellent café and a superb hotel. New Lanark lies on the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire,…

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  3. © TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

    TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships

    I’ve been playing Badminton pretty much since I could walk – the zenith of my ‘career’ came when I played in the Scottish Championships – so I was delighted to hear Glasgow is hosting the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017. The great hope that the 2014 Commonwealth Games would leave a lasting sporting legacy for Scotland and Glasgow have been realised. This…

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  4. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

    Enjoy a dram? Appreciate good food? Know great scenery when you see it? Then there is one place in Scotland you have to be in spring, and that is the world famous and world class Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. I’m writing this as I swirl in the vortex of its nefariously fun mayhem and I’d like to heartily welcome…

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  5. Paisley Abbey & Town Hall © John Cooper

    Paisley – A True Cultural Colossus

    Paisley for me has always been an unusual place. Unusual in a good way – as Scotland’s largest town has always felt more like a city. Ever since the days when I passed through as a wee boy – heading from Glasgow to the Firth of Clyde ferry ports – Paisley has felt vital and important. It came as no surprise to…

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  6. (c) Rob McDougall; www.RobMcDougall.com

    Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017

    Love getting active outdoors? Love great music? Love top notch comedy? If it’s yes to all three then you will absolutely love East Lothian’s Foxlake Outdoor Festival. Last year’s inaugural event was hugely successful, and this year’s promises to be bigger and better than ever. In short Foxlake Adventures is Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park. It also has the UK’s…

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  7. Ring of Brodgar, Shetland © Robin McKelvie

    Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017

    Scotland has had its fair share of theme years over the last decade, from Food and Drink, through to Active and on to Homecoming. As a travel writer I’ve loved every one, as they have shone light on sights both famous and less heralded and also brought a brilliant array of special events. Next up is the Year of History,…

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. © Edinburgh Oktoberfest

    Say Prost to Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest!

    Love a party? Love German beer culture, but cannot afford the time and expense of a trip out to Munich for Oktoberfest? Well don’t despair, as help is at hand in the shape of Edinburgh’s very own Oktoberfest. Edinburgh Oktoberfest 2016 will see a riot of German beer, food and music bring in flagons of Bavaria to the Scottish capital…

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  11. Linlithgow Palace © Robin McKelvie

    McEwan’s Party at the Palace

    Scotland these days boasts myriad festivals at a range of dramatic venues. There are no more dramatic places to catch a festival, though, than Linlithgow Palace. This ancient seat of the Stuart kings, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular historic sites and this summer it’s playing host to that most family friendly of festivals,…

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