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Culture April 11, 2018

World Heritage Day

Celebrate Scotland’s UNESCO Sites On World Heritage Day   April 18 is World Heritage Day, promoting awareness of the vast diversity of humanity’s cultural heritage. In Scotland we’re lucky enough to have […]

Culture March 22, 2018

My Heritage, My Footsteps

Author and storyteller Jess Smith remembers growing up as a Scottish Traveller for the Historic Environment Scotland’s What’s Your Heritage? campaign   When I was a child, every spring at the […]

Heritage January 25, 2018

Burns, Set In Stone

Memorials to the Bard exist all around the world   MANY years ago I met with members of the Atlanta St Andrews Society in Georgia, USA. They told me how, […]

Culture January 19, 2018

An Homage To Burns

In 1796 Scotland mourned the death of Robert Burns, and so too did The Scots Magazine, dedicating six pages to his obituary. Here is its final message…   Upon the whole, we […]

Culture January 17, 2018

1786 Burns Poetry Review

For Burns Night we’ve dug deep into our archives to find our first printed review of the poetry of Robert Burns, published in The Scots Magazine way back in December 1786… Surprising effects […]

Heritage January 5, 2018

Hamilton’s Scottish Heritage

Discover the Scottish roots of Alexander Hamilton, feisty right hand man of George Washington and the inspiration behind one of the most successful Broadway musicals of the decade   Hamilton […]

Culture July 19, 2017

Lost Glasgow – More Than Just Memories

The internet sensation of forgotten Glasgow images has a new pop-up exhibition in the city   Photographic exhibitions can be fascinating, informative and breath-taking – but I’ve never before experienced […]

Culture March 16, 2017

What’s Your Heritage?

The Historic Environment Scotland want to hear what heritage means to you   When you think about where you live, what are the places and buildings that are important to […]

Culture December 27, 2016

Days Of Christmas Past

Actress Molly Weir wrote this piece for us in 1968 on “those hard-up wonderful Christmases” of her childhood – less extravagant, but no less cheerful   When we were children it was the […]

Culture October 6, 2016

Somme100 On Screen

Original Battle of the Somme motion picture embarks on centenary tour   Newly-released films nowadays generate huge interest as well as huge box-office receipts. However, can any compare to the Imperial […]

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