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Celebrate the great outdoors at Scottish adventure film festival

Celebrate the great outdoors at Scottish adventure film festival

A highly-acclaimed adventure film festival is coming back to Scotland later this month. A high-energy celebration of outdoor and mountain culture, the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival returns at the end of January with another feast of adventure films, exciting speakers and exhilarating hands-on sessions. Special appearances by renowned explorer Benedict Allen – who hit theContinue Reading

Vega Sicilia: when the taste lives up to the hype

Peter Ranscombe is careful not to get carried away with the excitement of trying Spain’s undisputed top wine and is relieved when the liquid matches its reputation. YOU know a wine is special when it gets its own mention in your old course textbook. The entry for Vega Sicilia in the Oxford Companion to WineContinue Reading

Royal treasures to go on show for the first time in over 130 years

Royal treasures to go on show for the first time in over 130 years

Glittering treasures from the Indian subcontinent are to go on display in Scotland for the first time in over 130 years. Dazzling works of art that brought the wonders of India to Britain at the end of the 19th century will be on show in a new exhibition opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace ofContinue Reading

Children given inspiration as they remember the sacrifices of World War I

Children given inspiration as they remember the sacrifices of World War I

Edinburgh Castle in partnership with WW100 hosted an event that aimed to inspire and inform children prior to the charity’s 2017/2018 arts, poetry and song competition. Never Such Innocence was held on 7 December, with many Scottish schools and children’s groups in attendance, hosted by Major-General Riddell-Webster, the event discussed the roles of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals effortsContinue Reading

A commitment to Scotland’s proud culture

A commitment to Scotland’s proud culture

Promoting and preserving Gaelic is a now key aim for Highland Council. Hot on the heels of the Highlands hosting the 2017 Royal National Mod in Fort William last month, Gaelic was on the agenda at Highland Council’s meeting of the Corporate Resources Committee with an update on the role and work of the GaelicContinue Reading