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March 26, 2015

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay, is set to open in the North East.   The Allan Ramsay – Master Draughtsman ...

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay, is set to open in the North East.   The Allan Ramsay – Master Draughtsman exhibition, which opens to ...

Gaelic, Scots, and Outlander: Speaking Scotland

If you, a speaker of English, found yourself unexpectedly dropped back into the Highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, as protagonist Claire Randall does in the Outlander books and television series, one of the things you’d notice right aw ...

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Ever want to see the history of Scotland, in one place? Head to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this month to see it! The free exhibition is in the Main Hall from 3-21 September, 2013. The Great Tapestry will tour Scotland, after that. Th ...

It's all about Mary, Queen of Scots

How much do you know about Mary, Queen of Scots? If you're a history buff, like me, you'll be elated at two major avenues in Scotland, right now, to learn more about her. A new book written and produced by Historic Scotland coincides wi ...

10 Days in Inverness

If you’re in the Highlands of Scotland – the land of romance, storied history, kilts and bagpipes, Glens and Bens – consider Inverness as your home base for 10 days of exploring Scottish culture, arts, nature, food, and great people. Ther ...

Dig into Scotland's Medieval History

Love history? Does learning about what's gone before inspire your travels and life? Me, too. And there's a new online database that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the medieval History of Scotland. The ‘People of Medieval Scotland’ is a database of ...

Real Castles Inspired Brave

If you have taken the children to see the film ‘Brave’ and are wondering what to do to entertain them now that the summer holidays are drawing to a close, why not take them to one of Historic Scotland’s attractions which inspired the film?   His ...

Sounds of the Borders

The beauty and tales of the Borders have long been extolled in words and music. And now a local charity is bringing many of them together in order to raise funds and awareness of its work. Borders Talking Newspaper has been recording t ...

Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland

On 10 March 2012, Glasgow Women’s Library and Women’s History Scotland launched a new website, womenofscotland.org.uk, to record memorials to women across Scotland. The site already contains over 180 records but the aim is to bu ...

A Sense of Belonging to Scotland

Andy Hall loves the light and the landscapes of his native Scotland. As a photographer, he also enjoys finding ways to share that love. For his book A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, he decided to investigate and share what places hold signi ...

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