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Outdoor Scotland

Q-Aye 2 – More Scottish Facts!

Gayle’s back with another round of essential weird and wonderful Scottish facts. Put yourself to the test – how many do you know?   Scottish explorer Joseph Thomson used false teeth and […]

Culture

Q-Aye 3! – The Weird and Wonderful

The third round of our essential weird and wonderful Scottish facts – part 1   In Vancouver, Canada, they celebrate Chinese Burns Night! Burns Night and the Chinese New Year […]

Culture

Opera Highlights

Equipped with a piano, a suitcase full of music and a sense of adventure, the Scottish Opera team is ready for a journey of operatic proportions…   Last year Scottish […]

Culture

Back On The Road!

Original cast member William Morgan is glad to be back on a second tour of Opera Highlights   This is the first time Scottish Opera have ever “revived” an Opera Highlights […]

Culture

Q-Aye – Valentine Edition

Romantic (and some… not quite so romantic) Scottish Facts for St Valentine’s Day   A small wooden box bearing the message, ‘Corpus Valentini Martyris’ or ‘Body of St Valentine’ has […]

Culture

Q-Aye 3! – More Scottish Facts

The third round of our essential weird and wonderful Scottish facts – part 2   Edinburgh has more statues of animals than it does of women. Statues of bears, dogs, […]

Heritage

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, […]

Burns

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 […]

Burns

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

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 […]

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