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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. Slainte, Surgeon’s Hall © Wullie Marr, Tel: 07989359845

    Slainte – Edinburgh’s Newest Scottish Experience

    Slainte is the one word of Gaelic that every Scot knows and indeed every visitor to the country seems to learn. It is fitting then that the thrilling new experience at one of Edinburgh’s grandest venues is named after this heart warming toast. Welcome to the Slainte Scottish Experience, a brilliant new entertainment and dining extravaganza that is breathing vibrant…

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  3. © Robin McKelvie

    Loony Dook – World’s Craziest New Year Event in Photos

    These days Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a world famous, multi-day fiesta that offers myriad events. None are more fun – and certainly none are more wacky – than the legendary Loony Dook. I live in South Queensferry so I have been to countless Loony Dooks, but each year I still have to do a double take when over a 1,000 hardy…

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  4. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Keilidh © Chris Watt

    7 Things You Need to Know for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

    I’ve just spent time with the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay guys for the launch of #Blogmanay – the brilliant blog and social media extravaganza that wraps around Scotland’s world famous New Year festival – and I’ve come back with 7 festive tips that you NEED to know if you’re attending or are still thinking about going to this three-day event. This advice comes from the…

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  5. #WhiskyWeek: Delving beyond a dram, behind the scenes at Glenturret Distillery

    Travelling around Scotland on over twenty trips a year I visit a lot of whisky distilleries. Some are not exactly well set up for visitors and others have little to distinguish themselves from the competition. That is certainly not the case with Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret, which I’ve just headed back to after hearing further changes were afoot. Glenturret…

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  6. Whisky Month

    What could be more Scottish than whisky? The good news is that this year an entire month has been dedicated to the Gaelic uisge beatha, the water of life. As part of the official Year of Food and Drink Scotland it’s time to raise a toast to the country’s national drink this May, a month that has been re-christened Whisky…

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  7. #Blogmanay

    Hogmanay is a word known around the globe and indeed a party time that revellers from all over the planet flock to Scotland to enjoy. The word #Blogmanay is now hot on its heels, a snappy catch-all on social media that brings together all the best bits of Edinburgh’s Near Year celebrations and opens up other spectacular corners of the…

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  8. (c) Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

    9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hogmanay

    The Word Hogmanay hails from Gaelic – Definitely Gaelic. Or hang on, maybe it comes the Norse language brought to these shores by the Vikings? Or maybe even Scotland’s Auld Alliance with the French as some scholars say? No one seems to know for certain, but it’s the name Scots give to the last day of the year, which tends…

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  9. (c) Lloyd Smith

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has come a long way since I used to saunter off to the nefarious free-for-all below the famous old clock on the Tron on the Royal Mile, a clock that was always a few minutes off and which had revellers celebrating ‘The Bells’ at varying times. These days Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has become a slick global spectacle, famous throughout…

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  10. A Collection of Tartan Goodness

    This week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and right here on our blog, we’ve been celebrating #TartanWeek. You can find out more about what #TartanWeek has to offer and you still have plenty of time to get involved. To further the celebrations of our national attire, we wanted to do something different. Here’s a collection of TV characters that have…

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