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What’s In A Name? | Part 3

The third part in our series as we continue to explore the history and myths behind some of Scotland’s place names…   The Reach of the Campbells There are two Campbel(l)towns […]

Culture

A… Chaos of Swans?

When startled by a microlight or helicopter, geese and whooper swans have an unusual and dramatically different response…   Sometimes the hardest part is getting into the passenger seat from […]

Culture

Saltire Society’s 80th Anniversary!

A £50,000 ‘Inspiring Scotland’ funding programme for emerging Scottish talent and Scotland’s first ever online literary festival are just two of the eye-catching initiatives revealed as part of a busy […]

Culture

What’s In A Name? | Part 2

The second part in our series as we continue to explore the history and myths behind some of Scotland’s more unusual place names…   Viking Connections The name Dingwall comes […]

Culture

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture

Further Funding For Hinterland

Following the success of NVA’s Hinterland, the large scale light and music night-time event held at the St Peter’s Seminary near Helensburgh from March 18-27, final funding has now been […]

Heritage

The Glasgow Green Story

Glasgow Museums have opened the first new permanent gallery space in ten years at the People’s Palace – On The Green, which tells the story of Glasgow Green. Located within […]

Culture

New Contemporaries

Providing a platform for emerging artists The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2016 exhibition, which runs from March 5-30 and is supported by Walter Scott and Partners Limited, will showcase the […]

Community

Scots Pronunciation Guide

We’ve teamed up with online reference site, Forvo, to bring you a new pronunciation guide available throughout our website Scotland is full of weird and wonderful place names that can […]

Culture

Book of the Month!

Scotland: A History From Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat is top of our March Scottish Bookshelf Scotland’s history has been documented countless times. Indeed, a certain online bookseller can offer […]

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