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  • Culture

    Proverbs

    Proverbs, as we all know, are sayings, advice given in short sentences or statements of the truth. Scottish proverbs are no different and some of the proverbs used in Scotland date back hundreds of years. Proverbs used by the Scottish can sometimes have a catchy rhyme to them or have a touch of humor, but no matter how they are spoken they are part and parcel of the Scottish ...

  • Attractions

    Crannog Centre

    A popular visitor's attraction is the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay in Scotland. A visit to the Centre is unforgettable and will stay with you for a long time. This is one destination you would not want to miss. Crannog's history goes back many thousands of years. Crannog Centre is a complete example of what life was like 2500 years ago. The shore-based exhibition tells the story of the Crannog ...

  • Scottish Theatre

    Pavilion Theatre

    The Pavilion Theatre is one of Glasgow’s oldest theatres. Located at the top of Renfield Street in the northern side of the city, the theatre is easily reached by bus or subway. The Pavilion Theatre was opened on 29 February 1904 as a music hall and, at the time, it was considered to be state-of-the-art. The building was designed by Bertie Crewe at the request of Thomas Barrasford and the ...

  • Hebrides

    Iona

    Iona is a small island which forms part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago in Scotland. Its Gaelic name is I Chaluim Cille which is roughly translated as Saint Columba’s Island and it was on this tiny island that the Irish priest and prince who later came to be revered as Saint Columba established his monastery. The monastery became his center of Christianity and over time Iona has come to be ...

  • Culture

    Scottish Dance

    Dance is common to all cultures and this is especially true of the people of Scotland who take their traditional forms of dance very seriously. Dancing in Scotland dates back very far and over time many variations have emerged. Each dance has its own background and beginning. Whilst there are many Scottish dances, you'll find that traditional dancing normally falls into one of four main ...

  • Culture

    Music

    Though a wide variety of musical styles have been used and enjoyed by Scottish Musicians and music lovers for centuries, it is the often haunting and eerie sounds of Traditional Scottish Music that have become internationally recognized as the 'sound of Scotland'. The bagpipes are largely thought of as being a Scottish phenomenon – even though in truth they were widely used across Europe, ...

  • 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

    Hebridean Celtic Festival

    Every summer a unique four-day celebration is held in the Hebrides of Scotland. This musical festival is eagerly anticipated by locals and tourists alike and it has grown in popularity at a remarkable rate since its inception in 1995. Despite its relative youth, the Hebridean Celtic Festival is the largest Celtic festival in the north of Scotland and it is a showcase of top Celtic ...

  • 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 ...