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Tale of the Last Clansman Trail

Murder, mystery and intrigue all combine to make the perfect recipe for a great novel. This is never truer than when fiction is based on fact. The Last Clansman Trail provides visitors with a wonderful look into some of the rather intriguing facts of Scottish history.

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Touring the Remains of Muness Castle

Nothing captures the imagination quite like an old, abandoned castle. As you tour Scotland you will likely have to opportunity to see many of its old castles. Muness Castle has the distinction of being the most northerly fortalice in the British Isles and makes for some interesting sight seeing.

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Haggis Hurling: An Unusual Sport

The Scottish sport of haggis hurling has a somewhat controversial history. While it is claimed to be a traditional Scottish sport with an ancient origin, the game as it is played today is believed to have much more recent roots. Whatever the history of the game, its popularity has grown over the years and is played in far-off countries, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, wherever groups of Scots have settled.

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Winterfest Glasgow 2008 – A Feast Of Exciting Entertainment

Glasgow is already one of Scotland’s biggest and busiest cities and every winter it gets even better. Each year thousands of people make their way to a number of carefully planned activities and shows as the countdown to Christmas begins. This year promises to be no different and family and friends can expect an exceptional program of great winter events.

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Scott’s Selkirk : A Celebration of History and Culture

The charming town of Selkirk lies on the River Ettrick in the Scottish Borders. Its ancient history has been associated with a number of noteworthy people and it is in honor of one of these historical figures that the village hosts a weekend of celebration which is known as Scott’s Selkirk. During this pre-Christmas festival, which will take place on 6-7 December 2008, the town takes on an early 19th century ambiance, recalling a time when Sir Walter Scott was the presiding judge at the town’s Sheriff Court.

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Sound Festival – Celebrating the Many Facets of Music

In an effort to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the multitude of different genres of music available today, the Sound festival of North East Scotland presents a series of live music experiences to showcase many of these musical styles, including contemporary, classical, traditional, improvisation, popular, experimental, jazz, ambient, electro-acoustic and many more. Sound invites music-lovers to step out of their current comfort-zones and explore styles of music they are unfamiliar with, as they are entertained by talented and innovative musicians at selected venues across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

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Homecoming Scotland 2009

It has been estimated that for every Scot living in their home country, there are at least five others living elsewhere in the world that can lay claim to having Scottish ancestry. If you are among these, Homecoming Scotland 2009, a year-long program of spectacular events taking place throughout Scotland, offers the perfect opportunity to explore your roots. If you don’t have Scottish ancestry, but would like to find out more about Scotland and its people, there could be no better time to do this than during Homecoming Scotland 2009.

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Be Sure to Tour Stanley Mills

Described by VisitScotland as world class, the Stanley Mills has recently opened its doors to become another leading attraction in Scotland. Located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Tay, the Stanley Mills is more than just a tourist attraction, it is an ambitious project that combines the history of Scotland with the latest technology, so as to protect and promote the heritage of the country. Focusing on the Industrial Revolution and the industrial history of Perth, Stanley Mills is a hands-on trip into the past.

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