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The Central Scotland Horse Trials

The Central Scotland Horse Trials is a twice a year event which takes competitors through their paces at a tough and consistent level. The first event takes place every spring during the month of May.

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The Thistle of Scotland

When most people look at the Scottish emblem, it is not uncommon for them to wonder how such an insignificant plant made it to national emblem status. The thistle is also not the most attractive plant in Scotland, but what it is, is tough and extremely prickly. And just to add to confusion, exactly how the thistle came to be the national emblem, standing proudly next to the Scottish motto: “Nemo me impune lacessit”, meaning “No-one harms me without punishment”, depends on who you talk to.

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Maggie's Monster Bike and Hike

Every year during the month of May, the opportunity to take part in one of Scotland's biggest and most entertaining fundraising team challenges arises. Known as the Monster Bike and Hike, this 24 hour challenge takes place along the Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands. The various legs of the race are completed by different team members and the ultimate goal of the race it raise money and awareness of the plight of those struggling with cancer. The Monster Bike and Hike is seen as being one of the country's biggest outdoor charity challenge events and the proceeds from the event go a long way towards helping those who have cancer and who have to make use of Maggie's Centers.

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The 26th Edinburgh International Harp Festival

The quiet and enchanting melody of the harp is not a sound which is often heard today but it is an instrument which is still widely known across the globe - even in this modern age of rock music and pop bands.

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Faeries in Scottish Folklore

The spirit of the Scottish people originates from a proud and turbulent heritage. Living and fighting their way through the centuries, with tales and folklores that have become the core of their beliefs and the backbone of communities. It is therefore important to understand and to respect the folklore, in order to show respect to the Scottish.

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Scotland's Village of Old Scone

Scone or Skun is a village or a suburb of Perth and Kinross and is located in the center of Scotland. Scone is also found in the historical province of Gowrie, an alluvial lowland famous for its fruits. The medieval Scone was located west of the New Scone village and was the coronation site for all the Scottish kings as well as the repository for the Coronation Stone. Kings like Kenneth the first, Robert the Bruce, all the way to Charles the second were coroneted here until 1651 when the coronation site was changed.

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Scotland's Arran Wildlife Festival of 2007

Every year hundreds of people from all over Scotland gather together to enjoy the Arran Wildlife Festival. Situated just two hours from Glasgow on Scotland's west coast, the Isle of Arran is one of Scotland's most spectacular islands. It has an abundance of wildlife that live in a protected environment where they are able to flourish, providing visitors to the festival with a truly memorable experience.

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Scotland's Cultural Celebrations: Highland 2007

A year of bounteous celebrations await Scotland with the "Highland 2007" - a year long festival dedicated to Scottish Highland culture. Bringing together both traditional and contemporary culture, Highland 2007 festival is set to be a jubilant affair and participants from all across the Highlands and Islands will gather together to contribute to a magnificent 2007.

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