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October 15, 2014

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,...

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 ...

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 ...

Scotland: Standing with Stones

Are you intrigued by the Standing Stones in Scotland? Recumbent stone circles? Paths of the sun? Have I got a film for you! It's called Standing with Stones, and covers England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. What does archaology have to t ...

Underground Edinburgh

Beneath the streets of Edinburgh lurks a labyrinth of man-made tunnels that were originally designed to hide clandestine activities from the light of day. Once a refuge for everyone from renegade kings to common criminals, this subterranean netwo ...

Scottish Musician Emily Smith

Emily Smith has long been drawn to the landscapes and history of rural Dumfriesshire in southwestern Scotland. She was raised there, and so was Robert Burns. Smith’s travels with music take her across the world. Her home ground, though,  ...

Blas Festival: Inverness and across the Highlands

From Thurso to Inverness to the Isle of Skye, all across the Highlands of Scotland, the Blas Festival brings a celebration of Gaelic music and tradition. In 2012, it is coming up from  7 through 15 September. There will be tributes to the ...

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 ...

Over 100 cèilidhs across Scotland as Fèis Cèilidh Trails hit the road

The Cèilidh Trail participants began their summer holidays with a week of training and preparing their sets at Fèis Alba, being held at the Centre of Excellence for Traditional Music at Plockton High School. This year there are  ...

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

You are able to hear the skirl of bagpipes every day of the year somewhere in Scotland. In early August, though, Glasgow becomes a focus of pipers the world over as the Piping Live! Festival takes place, with comp ...

Legendary Scottish Fiddler Alasdair Fraser

Alasdair Fraser is a master of the many voices of the Scottish fiddle, as adept at drawing listeners in to the lively dance of a reel or a jig, the stately moves of a classically inspired waltz time tune, or the haunting sorrow of a Highland lame ...

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