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Culture

Battlemasters

The din of battle surrounds you. To your right a mass of archers draw their bows and with a heavy twang their deadly rain is unleashed, decimating the spearmen standing in […]

Culture

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Following a wet, cold and generally miserable time at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo when I was 12, I have avoided the world-famous event at all costs. As a result, it […]

Culture

Every Wall Tells A Story

Situated on the gorgeous East Lothian coastline, Prestonpans is an attractive and welcoming little town with a fascinating history. The name Prestonpans translates from Old English and Scots as “the […]

Culture

The Burry Man

The Staghead Hotel, Queensferry, near Edinburgh, 7am. Newspapers are spread over tables and floor and on these rest greeny-brown squares, each the size of a face flannel, made up of […]

Culture

Outlander

The year of 2014 is shaping up to be a historic one for Scotland. From massive political questions and debates to anniversaries of important battles and huge sporting events, the […]

Culture

Scotland’s Kelpies

The Kelpies – two gigantic steel statues at the side of the M9, in the heart of industrial Scotland. It’s a place where giant pylons, chimneys belching white smoke and […]

Heritage

Wallace Monument

The Wallace Monument stands on Abbey Craig, near Stirling On September 11, 1297 atop the heights of the rocky promontory, the Scots army stood poised. William Wallace and Andrew de […]

Culture

What Is The Meadows Festival?

While not as famous as the Edinburgh Festival, the Meadows Festival is a great day out in the capital Edinburgh in June? Surely it’s August that the world descends and […]

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