Scotland News and Events
Below you will find a selection of latest articles and news about Scotland, including the Highlands, Islands and Scottish Borders. From time to time we will also include information about interesting key Scottish events that should be of interest to visitors.
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16th January 2017
Scotland in top ten countries to visit.
The Rough Guide travel company has included Scotland on its list of top ten countries to visit in 2017. The country was ranked second on the list after India and just ahead of Canada and Uganda.
6th September 2016
Success for the 2016 Edinburgh Book Festival.
The Edinburgh book festival closed after having one of its more successful years, with visitor numbers up by around almost 3%. Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh saw 230,000 visitors in August, a rise of 5,000 giving rise to the busiest festivals ever.
12th March 2016
Golf Tourism launches Pennines Golf Trail
If you were asked to name famous Golf Courses in the UK, Gleneagles could be a name that springs to mind, but would you think of the Pennines as having a golf course? Probably not but that is all about to change because my dear golfing companions The Pennines Golf Trail has come into being to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way.
10th March 2016
Giant Scots Rabbit Finds Happy New Home
It's not as if rabbits are uncommon but big rabbits certainly make the headlines, they even become movie stars, remember the Jimmy Stuart black and white movie classic, Harvey the ten-foot rabbit!
19th October 2015
Good Food Show Comes to Scotland
From the 6th to the 8th November, your taste buds will be tingling, your mouth will be watering and your nose will not know which way to go first. It's the BBC Good Food Show and it's at the SECC, Glasgow.
8th August 2015
Kilmartin Museum One Step Closer to its Goal
Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund Kilmartin Museum is closer to getting its multi million pound facelift. The Museum in Argyle in Scotland is home to some of the oldest pieces of history, artefacts dating back as far as 3500BC. The Heritage Lottery Fund has approved the Museums proposal for a 3.1 million grant, step one achieved. The Museum was also awarded anther £400,000 to carry out other projects.
23rd March 2015
Scotlands walk and cycle routes to be extended by 500 miles
Great news for walkers, cyclist and horse riders in Scotland after the recent announcement that the current 4,000 miles of cycle trails, walking routes and towpaths is to be increased by a further 500 miles.
29th January 2015
Shetlanders Ready for Up Helly Aa Fire Festival
The final preparations are under way for the traditional Viking fire festival of Up Hella Aa which takes place on the final Tuesday of January each year in the island's capital of Lerwick. The spectacular event recognises the Viking roots of the islands and with day long celebrations culminating in the setting on fire of a replica Viking galley. The festival attracts hundreds of spectators from all around the globe.