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  • Daubenton’s Bats: Vital to the Ecology

    Found throughout Scotland, particularly in rural areas, Daubenton's bats are an important part of the ecology as they keep insect populations in check, eating up to fifty percent of their ...

  • Take a Stroll Through Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden

    The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) developed from humble beginnings on a relatively small patch of ground at Holyrood Park in 1670, to a huge and diverse collection of living and ...

  • New Food and Drink Trail for Scottish Borders

    Foodies visiting the spectacular Scottish Borders can now enjoy the recently launched Scottish Lowlands Food and Drink Trail dedicated to promoting local produce in the Borders, East ...

  • Visit the Birthplace of James Clerk Maxwell

    The innovative thinking of Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell laid the foundation for many items we take for granted today, such as radio, television and mobile phones. To honor the man ...

  • Enjoy the Tranquility of Threave Estate

    Located on Threave Estate, just west of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway, Threave Garden offers a spectacular show of colourful flowers that change with the seasons. In the ...

  • History and Tradition in Govan

    Medieval legend has it that a 7th-century King of Strathclyde, named Constantine, founded a monastery in the area now known as Govan, located on the south bank of the River Clyde west of ...

  • Dolphin Conservation on Scotland’s Coastline

    With more than 800 kilometres of rugged coastline incorporated in three council areas of Scotland (Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Moray), Moray Firth is a triangular-shaped inlet from the ...

  • Alloway – More Than a Suburb of Ayr

    Best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns, it is thought that Alloway's history may date back to the time of Saint Mungo, who lived from 528 to 614. Recorded history includes the building ...

  • A Day at the Races in Perth

    Situated adjacent to the historic Scone Palace near the city of Perth, the Perth Racecourse opened in 1908, although horseracing in Perth goes back almost four hundred years. The ...

  • Visit the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary in Oban

    Located on the shores of Loch Creran, near Oban in Argyll, the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary offers visitors an outing which is sure to be both educational and entertaining. Along with more ...