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Adrenaline-pumping activities, exciting events, wildlife, history and so much more. Scotland has an abundance of amazing experiences to offer, from traditional local festivals and laid back pursuits such as fishing and golf, to a huge array of historic sites and cultural highlights. There is so much to do it’s hard to know where to start. Well, why not let us guide you through some of the top things to do in the area. On our blog you can read about Scotland’s many attractions, activities and events.

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Bookshops

There’s nothing better than coming in from the cold, curling up in front of a log-fire and opening a good book this winter. And with Christmas fast approaching you might be on the lookout for those last-minute presents for friends and relatives. Well, there are plenty of great places to pick up some fantastic reads.…

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Where to eat during the holiday season

One of the best things about spending the holidays away from home is that you will not have to cook, if you do not want to. If you would like to dine out and indulge in a few local delicacies, here are a few suggestions for you.   Achray House, St. Fillans Enjoy a romantic…

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Winter Stargazing

Scotland is well-known for its stunning vistas, with majestic mountains and lochs alive with fish and folktales; waterfalls crashing from the heights of the glens, forests and fairy pools, rugged highland landscapes and fertile farmland. The night brings a spectacle above to rival that of the picturesque colours and contours below, with constellations unfolding across…

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Christmas Markets DOs and DON’Ts

Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, Christmas markets are among the most joyful events to attend this time of the year: from unique decorations and gifts to delicious foods and fun activities, these fairs truly have something to offer to everyone. However, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the bright lights and…

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Outlaw King Filming Locations

The 2018 Netflix movie “Outlaw King”, stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in his quest for the crown of Scotland. The film was shot on location in Scotland giving it a sense of authenticity. The film also had an overwhelming response to a call for local extras to play footsoldiers in Robert the Bruce’s…

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Tracking down Mackintosh

On the 150th year after his birth, Glasgow is celebrating the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Scotland’s most renowned artists. Since January 2018 the lively city has been honouring his memory through numerous events and exhibitions, but if you have not had a chance to explore the Glasgow Mackintosh venues yet,…

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Samhain Festival

Samhain is usually celebrated at sunset on the 31st of October. It is the traditional Celtic festival marking the coming of winter and the “darker half” of the year. Many rituals associated with Samhain have been carried down the years and co-opted by other religions or events. Samhain was believed to be a “liminal” time…

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Winter break inspiration

As the temperature drops and frost begins to appear, it is only natural to dream of your winter holiday. Be it with friends, family or partner, a countryside getaway is ideal to relax and take a break from work. Here’s a list of events and activities you just cannot miss this season: Sports and activities.…

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Ghost Stories of Central Scotland

With the nights grown dark and a chill in the air, what better time to share ghost stories. So settle down with a warm drink and enjoy these stories of ghoulish apparitions. The Green Lady of Stirling Castle A former servant of Mary Queen of Scots this woman has been wandering the corridors of Stirling…

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Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, based in Stirling. Run by Historic Environment Scotland, it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. Scotland’s historic built environment is a finite and unique resource, yet its care calls for conservation skills that are in short supply. This…

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