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The Remarkable Burns National Heritage Park

The Burns National Heritage Park is dedicated to Scotland’s best-loved poet, Robert Burns. His work, which has been translated into hundreds of languages, has appeal that transcends cultural, national and language barriers and has stood the test of time.

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Scotland’s 4th Glasgow Film Festival

The fourth edition of the Glasgow Film Festival is set to take place between 14 and 24 February 2008 in the beautiful city of Glasgow, Scotland. It has long been recognized that the uniting power of films transcends all race and language barriers as audiences respond to the raw emotions and insight that are encountered in real life drama, or the thrill of high action escapist entertainment. The Glasgow Film Festival aims to present a program that covers films, film stars and film-makers right from the era of silent cinema through to the latest films from renowned studios.

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Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2008

The name is quite deceiving to those who are not familiar with Scotland or the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. It is a flower festival, set amidst magical winter scenes and breathtaking snow covered gardens. A Scottish Snowdrop is a tiny white flower that blooms in the beginning of each year and were brought to Scotland by soldiers who fought in the Crimean War and who planted them in their gardens. Today, these petite flowers adorn the forests, the shores along the rivers and immaculately manicured gardens and parks.

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A Delightful Day at the Scottish Seabird Centre

In most countries, wildlife reserves and centers are their biggest attractions and in Scotland, the Scottish Seabird Centre is one of those memorable attractions. Located on a beautiful site that has a panoramic view of the restless oceans and beaches below, visitors are able to learn about and see some of the birds of the seas that are not often viewed by the public. The Scottish Seabird Centre is a jewel in regard to seabird conservation and raising awareness of oceans and all their living creatures.

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Discover the Hidden Beauty of Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay, situated on the far northwest coast of Scotland, is considered by many to be one of the country’s most magnificent bays. It boasts a long, wide stretch of pink-tinged sandy beach. Huge sand dunes form an interesting backdrop to the beach which is flanked by majestic cliffs and Am Bauchaille – an impressive tall narrow column of rock (referred to as a sea stack) which has been separated from the mainland by the eroding action of the waves.

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Fantastic Sounds of the Inverness Music Festival

Between the 19th of February 2008 and the 8th of March 2008, Inverness in Scotland will come alive with the sounds and performances of the Inverness Music Festival. Since the year 1922, Inverness has hosted a music festival annually and the Inverness Music Festival has grown into one of the largest music festivals in Scotland, and the United Kingdom. From a one day only festival with a hand-full of participants, it is now a music extravaganza for musicians, choirs, singers and many artists of a variety of music genres.

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The Mighty Deerstalker Race

The Mighty Deerstalker is described as Scotland’s adventure race which is designed for any reasonably fit runner to reach the finish line. Runners that competed in the inaugural event in 2007 can testify that it certainly was an adventure and many are eagerly awaiting the 2008 event which is set for 1st March 2008.

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Glynhill Ladies International Curling Competition

Between the 17th and the 20th of January 2008, Glasgow in Scotland will be flooded with women’s curling teams from all over the world. The sport that has been a part of the history of the country for centuries has become a leading attraction in Scotland and remained a popular spectator sport. Visitors to Scotland during this time should stop in at the Glynhill Ladies International Curling Competition, as it is guaranteed to be an event filled with huge thrills, surprise victories and nail biting finishes.

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