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Hogmanay Celebrations

Scotland is famous for it’s Hogmanay celebrations and these will be taking place all over the country on New Year’s Eve. One event taking part not far from our self-catering holiday cottages locations will be the famous Comrie Flambeaux. Whilst the origins of this ancient custom are lost in the mists of time, the tradition…

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Christmas at Loch Lomond Shores

This year, have a happy Christmas at Loch Lomond Shores at Balloch. Here’s how the organisers are preparing for Christmas: • Weekend markets, every weekend • Christmas Market, until 24 Dec (including real Christmas trees from 1 Dec) • Funfair rides from Thomsons Funfairs, from 19 Nov • Santa’s Magical Grotto,  until 24 Dec • Drive…

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Perth Santa Run 2017

Come along and join in the fun on 9th December as part of the Perth Santa Run – a 5km fun run taking runners through the streets of Perth City Centre, crossing the River Tay and finishing on the North Inch. The event will take place between 12 noon and 2pm. All runners will receive…

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Perth Christmas Lights Switch On weekend

Perth City Centre will be bustling with activity throughout the whole weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2017 when the Christmas lights will be officially switched on. There will be something for everyone with street entertainers, reindeer, fun fair rides, ice rink, music and entertainment. The Christmas Parade will start from Thrimblerow at 5.30pm…

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Who was St Andrew?

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Saint Andrew’s Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew which is celebrated on 30 November each year. Saint Andrew was an agile and hardy Galilean fisherman whose name means Strong and who also had good social skills. He brought the first foreigners to meet Jesus…

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