William Murdoch – the Titanic’s Scottish scapegoat

Was the Scottish officer in charge when the Titanic hit an iceberg a murdering, incompetent coward who shot himself or a brave man doing his duty? Or was he a brave man who went down with his ship, saving the lives of others? You can imagine the scene. James Cameron and his scriptwriters are discussing…

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10 fascinating facts about… Loch Lomond & Trossachs

Travel west of Glasgow, and you’ll come to beautiful Loch Lomond. There’s so much to see and do in and around the area, with a great shopping centre, beautiful scenery and fabulous villages which are worth a visit. Here’s 10 fascinating facts about the Loch Lomond area… According to legend the Lake of Menteith is…

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GlenDronach releases 17th batch from cask bottling

The GlenDronach Distillery has announced the release of the 17th batch of its acclaimed Cask Bottling programme. Fourteen casks dating from 1990 to 2007 have been personally selected by master blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, specially chosen for their exceptional character, to celebrate and share some of the finest examples of The GlenDronach’s richly-sherried Highland Single…

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Spotlight on ceramics at the Scottish Gallery

The Scottish Gallery has an international reputation for contemporary applied arts, promoting artists working in jewellery, precious metal, glass, wood and ceramics from Scotland, the United Kingdom and worldwide. Years of working in collaboration with artists has resulted in countless exhibitions over decades with artists and makers now considered to be among the best in…

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Go Beyond Words for this year’s storytelling festival

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is one of the most admired storytelling events in the world. This year’s event, Beyond Words, will run from 19–31 October in Edinburgh, encompassing a wealth of cultures, traditions and styles. Prepare to enter a world of stories within the Festival City. The 31st Festival celebrates old traditions and new…

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Over the sea to Skye – on a turntable ferry boat

Popping over the sea to Skye has always been a romantic affair, a chance to escape and get away from the hectic trappings of the city. And while there’s been a bridge from the mainland to Skye since 1995, a car ferry service crossing the Kylerhea straits has existed since 1934. The current ferry boat –…

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A cultural map will help you Wander Argyll

A new campaign encouraging people to explore the culture, heritage and the arts in Argyll and the Isles has been launched. Wander Argyll showcases the area’s diverse array of culture, heritage and arts attractions along one of the many long-distance routes in the region. Wander Argyll, an initiative from Argyll and the Isles’ Culture, Heritage…

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The September 2019 edition of Scottish Field is out now

The September issue of Scottish Field is out now, priced £4.75. We celebrate the best of Scotland’s autumn breaks, as we feature them over 90 pages in our latest edition. Scottish Field editor Richard Bath said: ‘Each year, at around this time, we set ourselves the challenge of coming up with bigger and better ways…

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Ten fantastic places to visit in… the Borders

If you’re in the Scottish Borders, you are in an area that’s packed full of historic homes and places to visit. Whether you love music, books, or large classical buildings, there’s definitely something for you. We round up 10 great things to see, do and visit. ROBERT SMAIL’S PRINTING WORKS This fascinating museum in Innerleithen…

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10 fascinating facts about… East Lothian

East Lothian is known as Scotland’s golf coast – and it’s a very apt name. Not only does the area have good weather, but it boasts some first class golf courses, including the current home of the Scottish Open. Here’s 10 fascinating facts about East Lothian which you possibly never knew. Robert Louis Stevenson spent…

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