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Scottish Rugby: A Game of Pride and National Honor

After that day in 1823 when William Webb Ellis, while attending the Rugby School in England, decided to carry the football instead of kicking it, as was the rule, the game of rugby has cemented its place firmly in the lore of sports. There are many who dispute this claim, but one claim that cannot be argued is Scotland's crowning achievement as the first ever international club winners. They beat England that day by one goal and a try.

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Children and Disabled Persons have an Exclusive Golf Course in Scotland

Scotland is the home of golf in Europe and certainly that is a good enough reason to visit this charming country. Now there is a special golf course catering only to children and disabled persons in Edinburgh where they can just turn up and play. There is no dress code and the club provides balls and clubs, free of cost. This is a great way to introduce your youngsters to the game and keep them occupied on your vacation in Scotland while you do your own thing. This is the first course of this type in the U.K. and disabled persons can now enjoy a game at their own pace.

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Donald Trump's Scotland Connection

Aberdeen in Scotland makes golfing news for many reasons. Its Murcar Golf Links is the location for the current European Challenge Tour which has returned to Scotland after twelve years. The 156-strong field includes some of Europe's most promising players for the $250,000 prize fund, one of the richest on the European Challenge Tour.

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Brainwaves in Technological Research in Scotland

Think of Scotland and you think of lochs, castles, kilts, bagpipes and golf. It comes as a surprise to most people to hear about the pioneering research done in Scotland in medical and technological fields. Glasgow may not be as versatile now as Edinburgh is in the art and cultural scene but much of the path breaking research going on in Scotland is being done in Glasgow University.

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T in the Park -The Most Popular Music Festival in Scotland

Balado in Scotland comes alive with music every July at the T in the Park music event. Since the first event in at Strathclyde Country Park in 1994, T in the Park has grown in popularity with every passing year. This year's just concluded event attracted over 70 thousand music lovers from all over the world each day. 2005's event sold out in a record breaking four days while this year's festival was undoubtedly the most successful year to date, with third of the tickets sold in an incredible fours hours when they went on sale directly after the 2005 festival ended. Amazingly this year the 350000 tickets sold online for the 2007 show were picked up in just seventy minutes!

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Golf and Gardens of Scotland await you at St. Andrews

St Andrews Bay is Scotland's newest resort destination, located on the breathtaking cliff-top of a spectacular formation. The hotel has been designed in keeping with its surroundings and its two championship golf courses have panoramic views of the River Tay estuary, the cliffs between St Andrews and Crail, the North Sea and the medieval skyline of St Andrews. Spread over 520 acres that have preserved the landscape's natural beauty, the spirit and traditions of golf extends beyond the pristine fairways to pervade the magnificent resort.

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Scotland Gallery's Pioneering Technology for a Van Gogh Pioneer Collection

An innovative way to appreciate art has been introduced at the National Galleries of Scotland which is currently exhibiting 'Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors'. This is the first time in forty years that a major Van Gogh show is being held in the UK. A free video/audio file known as the PodCurator that can be watched online or downloaded to your iPod or other MP3 player has been made available at Scotland's premier Art Gallery in Edinburgh by the generous support of Scottish Enterprise's Tourism Innovation Development Award.

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Dolphin watching in Scotland

Scotland is Europe's wildlife destination and beside the animals and birds seen on land you can enjoy an excursion off the coast to catch a glimpse of sea animals, particularly cetaceans of all shapes and sizes. A renowned area in Scotland for this is the Moray Firth, though bottlenose dolphins may be seen all around the coast of Scotland. Common dolphins are seen around the Hebrides and the west coast is popular whale-watching territory; you are likely to spot minke whale around the Small Isles, and if you are really lucky, the orca in the Minches. There are plenty of sharks on the west coast too.

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