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Discover the Wonderful World of Science in Dundee

Science is a subject that is considered by many pupils to be a difficult subject. Fortunately for the children of Dundee, in Scotland, science has come to them in the form of the Sensation Science Centre, creating an interactive learning environment that not only educates adults and pupils, but thrills, excites and entertains. Visitors to the Sensation Science Centre in Dundee will be amazed at the imaginative and creative ways that the centre has thought of to teach science to pupils, while having fun.

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Ancient Treasures of Kilmartin Glen

Situated about 25 miles south of Oban in Argyll, surrounding the village of Kilmartin, the historic site of Kilmartin Glen contains one of Scotland’s most significant concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze remains. It is believed that this area was occupied as far back as the Mesolithic Age (6,000 to 4,000 BC). With more than 350 ancient monuments in the area, there is certainly plenty of evidence of human occupation through the ages and discovering the archaeological treasures of Kilmartin Glen can be a fascinating experience.

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The Unique Attraction of Fossil Grove

It is hard to imagine what the earth looked like three hundred and thirty million years ago. Illustrations and artist impressions give us an idea of the landscape and vegetation, but the Fossil Grove in Glasgow, Scotland, gives visitors the rare opportunity to journey back into ancient times and see the fossilized remains of part of a forest that once thrived in Scotland. This magnificent find was discovered in 1887, while workmen were working in an old quarry to landscape a park.

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Imaginate Festival – A Fantastic Event for Children

The arts organization, Imaginate, in Scotland, was established to enrich the lives of children up to the age of eighteen with quality productions and performances. Not only do they aim to entertain their young audiences, but to inspire, educate and hopefully encourage them to develop their own talents. Together with the support of the Bank of Scotland, the Imaginate Festival will again open a world of performing arts to the youth of Scotland.

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Explore the Historical Royal Mile of Scotland

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, is the most historical mile of cobble stone streets and buildings that can be found anywhere in the world. It is made up of side streets, namely Lawnmarket, Canongate, Castle Esplanade, Abbey Strand, Castle Hill and High Street. The mile starts at the top of Castle Rock, the Edinburgh Castle, and runs all the way down to the legendary Holyrood Abbey. With so much to explore, between browsing the eateries and small shops, the Royal Mile is the busiest tourist attraction in Edinburgh.

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All Aboard the Jacobite Steam Train!

During Scotland’s summer months the Jacobite Steam Train offers passengers a memorable journey through some of the most scenic areas in Scotland on a train that has been immortalized by the popular Harry Potter films as “Hogwarts Express”. Construction of the Fort William to Mallaig extension of Scotland’s West Highland railway line was started in January 1897 and completed in April 1901 - this is the route that the Jacobite Steam Train follows.Read More..

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Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art

It is the aim of the 2008 Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art to showcase a selection of new work by established and respected artists as well to introduce emerging talent from throughout Scotland and other parts of the world. It is anticipated that the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art will promote Glasgow’s position as an international center for both the production and presentation of visual art. These contemporary visual art exhibitions will be staged in a number of interesting venues throughout Glasgow, to national and international audiences, from 11 to 27 April 2008.

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Orienteering in the Striking Landscapes of Scotland

Orienteering is an adventure sport in which competitors make use of a magnetic compass and a map to navigate their way across diverse terrain on foot, visiting control points as indicated on the map in a pre-determined sequence. Competitors need to decide on the best route between control points in order to complete the course in the quickest time possible. This exciting and challenging sport is very popular in Scotland, a country that has an abundance of beautiful countryside which offers an endless choice of interesting terrain for orienteering courses.

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