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Edinburgh Zoo is just the ticket with fantastic treasure hunt

Edinburgh Zoo is just the ticket with fantastic treasure hunt

Edinburgh Zoo has launched a city-wide treasure hunt. Prizes include tickets to The Giant Lanterns of China and other exclusive prizes hidden across Edinburgh, writes Stacey Wylie. The search is on for mysterious red envelopes hidden in some of the capital’s most iconic locations. Each envelope contains free tickets to the Zoo’s winter extravaganza, theContinue Reading

Scotland sees ‘phenomenal growth’ in tourism – with TV show Outlander proving a big draw

Scotland sees ‘phenomenal growth’ in tourism – with TV show Outlander proving a big draw

A range of influences have driven more visitors to Scotland, with a 14.6% and 10% rise on overseas and domestic visits respectively. National tourism organisation VisitScotland has reported a significant increase in visitor numbers, as well as in how much they spend, writes Stacey Wylie. This is good news for the company, whose main aimContinue Reading

Fishing season is now underway on the River Tay

Fishing season is now underway on the River Tay

The opening of the River Tay salmon fishing season took place at Meikleour on Monday this week. However, the 2018 season comes at a time of change, some positive and some very concerning, for fish runs into the Tay, writes Stacey Wylie. On the positive side, early-running spring salmon are getting bigger. The mean weight ofContinue Reading

Glasgow Citizens Theatre’s 50p offer is just the ticket

Glasgow Citizens Theatre’s 50p offer is just the ticket

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is kicking off 2018 by offering bargain hungry fans the chance to snap up 50p tickets for the company’s production of Rona Munro’s modern classic, Bold Girls. From 10am on Saturday, 20 January, 100 tickets for Bold Girls will be available for 50p. Tickets are available across 10 performances and can onlyContinue Reading

Scots actress Karen Gillan is new ambassador for Edinburgh International Film Festival

Scots actress Karen Gillan is new ambassador for Edinburgh International Film Festival

Scots actress Karen Gillan has been announced as a patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s The Young & the Wild strand. Born in Inverness in 1987, Karen is best known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, and for portraying Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films, a role which sheContinue Reading