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  • Museums

    Grampian Transport Museum

    Ever since the invention of the wheel, man has been actively pursuing ways to make transport faster and better. Steam propulsion was abandoned for coal which in turn was abandoned for combustible engines. Early motor vehicles looked like carriages but today most cars offer luxury in sleek, elegant or sporty shapes. Transport has certainly gone from strength to strength and at the Grampian ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Every year, an average of 217,000 people gather at Edinburgh Castle in order to watch the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Begun in the year 1950 with just eight items on the program, the Military Tattoo has gone from strength to strength over the years. Now images of more than 1,000 participants strutting their stuff at Edinburgh Castle are beamed by television to millions of ...

  • Festivals

    Glasgow Jazz Festival

    The Glasgow Jazz Festival runs for approximately 9 days during the month of June each year. Originally established in 1987, the festival has continued to garner support, and is now held at various participating venues throughout the city of Glasgow, attracting an increasing number of followers amongst musicians and jazz lovers from all over the world. Each year the event attracts ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Science Festival

    Enquiring minds know no boundaries and are constantly thirsty for knowledge. The Edinburgh Science Festival is the perfect place to quench that thirst, and every year the science festival grows a little bigger, with even more interesting things to see and learn about than the years before. While the program provides for enquiring minds of all ages, the emphasis is on creating a drive in ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Harp Festival

    If the delicate sounds of the harp soothe your soul, you might be interested in attending the Edinburgh Harp Festival held in summer months in Edinburgh, Scotland. The festival was first held in 1982 and it offers a little something for everyone. It is usually held in the surroundings of the Merchiston Castle School

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Jazz Festival

    Every year people gather from all over the world to enjoy the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. This is the biggest jazz event in Britain and it is generally held over ten days during the summer months in Scotland. Jazz is considered to have begun in the 1880's in New Orleans, America and is a combination of African and Western European musical elements.

  • Festivals

    Highland Games

    There are a number of Highland Games held through the highlands of Scotland. Many of them have been taking place for so long that it is unknown when they were started or why. Today, however, they provide a showcase of traditional sporting events that are participated in and enjoyed by people of all nationalities.

  • Festivals

    Hogmanay

    The Hogmanay Festival is essentially a New Year celebration with a dash of Scottish flair. This festival takes place on the 31st of December every year and is phenomenally well supported and raucous. Hogmanay generally starts quite early in the evening, reaching its peak as expected at midnight with the ringing of bells, the singing of the old folk song "Auld Lang Syne" and plenty of ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    The Fringe is an extremely popular aspect of the Edinburgh International Festival with over 1.25 million tickets being sold every year. Founded on the principle of 'open-access for all performers' you will find that almost anything goes here and you will always find something of interest to you.