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Discover the Intriguing St. Kilda Islands

The year 2007 marks the 50th anniversary since the archipelago of St. Kilda Islands was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland by the Earl of Dumfries. During the past five decades the Trust and its many volunteers have worked to protect St. Kilda’s unique beauty. In 1958 the work parties of volunteers concentrated on restoring and maintaining six cottages along the Village Bay main street. These cottages have served as shelter for volunteers and researchers who spend time in the summer months on these remote Scottish islands.

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Glasgow on Ice

As the festive Christmas season starts getting underway across the world, tree decorations are being pulled out the closet, the menu for Christmas lunch is being prepared and the list for daunting Christmas shopping is being drawn up. But the hard work is almost forgotten when the streets come alive with Christmas lights, an atmosphere of love and forgiveness fills the air and the cheerful shrieks of playing children drift across the snow.

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Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of the Isle of Gigha

The presence of the Vikings and Scottish settlers can still be felt on the Isle of Gigha. Its history is filled with turbulent times and legendary tales. The Isle of Gigha is a part of Scotland that has retained its beauty, tranquility and splendor, and has remained an island of mystery, discovery and curiosity. Given the name of Gudey (meaning the Good Isle), by King Hakon, it eventually became Gigha, when the Gaels renamed the Scottish island.

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Celtic Connections – A Musical Extravaganza

The annual Glasgow Celtic Connections is a Celtic music festival featuring unsurpassed Scottish talent alongside artists from around the world. The 2007 Celtic Connections, under the direction of Artistic Consultant Donald Shaw, was hugely successful, drawing crowds from all corners of Scotland as well as around the globe.

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Celebrate at the St. Andrews Festival 2007 this November

Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland. Scots all around the world celebrate St. Andrew’s Day annually on the 30th November. What better place could there be to celebrate St. Andrews Day 2007, than in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in Scotland?

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Marvelous Music at Fiddle 2007

The annual Scots Fiddle Festival, or Fiddle 2007, will be held between the 16th and the 18th of November 2007. It is one of the events in Scotland that is looked forward to with great anticipation and excitement. In the Assembly Room in the city of Edinburgh, the biggest traditional music festival in Scotland will come to life in the form of breathtaking performances, dancing and the jubilant atmosphere that the Scots Fiddle Festival creates.

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New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain

The New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain is hosted by a non-profit organization known as the New Hampshire Gathering of Scottish Clans. It is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the Gaelic culture and the traditions that are unique to the Scottish. Interest in the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain has grown with every passing year, not only in regard to the participants, but the games have seen an increase in spectators as well.

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Scotsman Jackie Stewart Races into the History Books

Weekend tinkering with the family car is a common hobby for many, but in Jackie Stewart’s family repairing cars was a business. As part of his family Jaguar dealership, Stewart worked as an apprentice mechanic. Indeed, the love of speeds was in Stewart’s blood – his father had been a motorcycle racer and his brother was a successful race car driver before a serious accident at Le Mans plucked him from the dangerous sport permanently. Discouraged by his parents to bypass auto racing, Stewart became an expert target shooter, missing the 1960 Summer Olympic team by a hairs-breath.

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