Tag: culture

  • Kings Theatre

    True to its name, Kings Theatre always was and always has been a theatre fit for Royalty. This stunning building was designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham, and ever since opening in 1904 it has been host to a number of top performers and performances. Today the Kings Theatre in Glasgow is regarded as being one of Scotland’s oldest and most significant theatres. When you ...

  • Dundee Rep Theatre

    Standing proudly in Dundee's cultural hub is the fine Dundee Rep Theatre or The Rep, as it is commonly called. This is a remarkable organization devoted to the arts. Audiences visiting the Rep Theatre can enjoy stunning musical, theatre, dance and comedy performances all through the year. Visitors to the city of Dundee should definitely book a ticket at the Dundee Rep Theatre for at least ...

  • Dundee Contemporary Arts

    If you are a fan of contemporary art, then head off to the Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), a fantastic arts center in Dundee, Scotland. Housed in the center is an array of things to see and do, from art galleries to cinemas and even a research center. DCA has established itself as a top cultural hub and a leader in education. For an unforgettable contemporary arts experience be sure to spend ...

  • Museums

    Amongst the top attractions in any city around the world are its museums. Why is this so? The majority of mankind is inquisitive and what better place to satisfy the thirst for knowledge than by visiting a museum. Museums provide invaluable insight into the past, providing people with a wealth of facts in a few hours. Essentially, a museum is an institution devoted to the collection, ...

  • Radio

    Regardless of if you're doing a self-drive holiday along the Scottish coastline or if you're popping down to the corner shop for a litre of milk, you'll want to have the radio on to at least make your traverse a little more enjoyable. Check the list below for radio stations in Scotland and their respective frequencies

  • Scottish Newspapers

    Newspapers can be useful sources of information no matter what country you are in. They can keep you updated as to what is happening globally and locally, as well as provide details regarding events that you may want to include in your itinerary. There is a wealth of information available to you through Scotland's newspapers, some of which are local to the area or town you may be visiting, ...

  • Language

    More than a thousand years ago, the majority of the Scottish population spoke Gaelic. Today this language is mainly spoken only in the Highlands and Islands. The Gaelic language has become very endangered, although there are still a few elderly people who speak it and a few pop and rock stars even sing in Gaelic. Gaelic enjoys a high cultural status, together with Scottish whisky, ...

  • Folklore

    Folklore is the concept of tales, legends or superstitions current among a particular population. Folklore is a part of the oral history of a particular culture. Scotland's folklore is very diverse and can be a little complicated to understand at times. There are a few popular folklore creatures in Scotland, such as: the Banshee; the Brownie; the Kelpie; the Selkie; and the ...

  • Literature

    Sir James Barrie was born on 9 May 1860 in Scotland and died on 19 June 1937 in London, England. He was a dramatist and novelist who was probably best known for his fiction, "Peter Pan", the boy who refused to grow up. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent quite a while on the Nottingham Journal before he set off to London as a free-lance writer in 1885. James ...