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To celebrate Burns Night, we caught up with Dr Pauline Mackay, lecturer in Robert Burns Studies and discussed all things Burns and her passion for Scotland’s Bard.
The selfie is so 2013. This January, it is all about ‘Burnsies’ as Rabbie fans around the world are encouraged to join the latest craze to celebrate the life of Scotland’s favourite poet, Robert Burns. Oor Rabbie – Scotland’s best loved poet - may have been Scottish but his works and birthday are celebrated on an international level with Burns suppers, ceilidh dancing, poetry and storytelling held annually from Estonia to Tanzania, America to Australia, Brussels to Beijing and Barcelona to Prague.
Variety of activities planned to honour Scotland’s national bard The Scottish Government will be funding five exciting events across Scotland to celebrate Burns Night as part of the Scottish Winter Festival programme.
Scotland’s festival of tradional, folk music and world music celebrates its 21st year in 2014.
Photographer Alan McCredie is documenting Scottish life in the run up to the referendum on independence.
A festival celebrating the life of environmentalist John Muir will form part of Scotland’s second year of homecoming in 2014.
Eighteen year old Lucy Willets-White and seventeen year old Peter Rhodes have been named as the first winners of the Higgs Prize for physics.
At the end of an exceptional year, Scotland’s Andy Murray has won a public vote to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.
This morning Scotland joins with the rest of the world in moruning the death of Nelson Mandela. The former president of South Africa, freedom fighter and global icon passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
Europe's biggest party is coming to Scotland! MTV have announced that the MTV Europe Music Awards will be held at the Glasgow Hydro on November 9th 2014.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, was at Newhaven Harbour in Leith today (Thursday 7 November) to launch a new fish dish for St Andrew’s Day.
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, was at the Glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh today (Wednesday 30 October) to encourage Scots to get out and about this St Andrew’s Day and take advantage of the wealth of offers and activities to celebrate Scotland’s national day on 30 November.
Top travel guide Lonely Planet has claimed that Scotland is one of the top ten countries to travel to in 2014
Professor Brian Higgs from the University of Edinburgh has won the Nobel prize for physics.
Last night the European premiere of Sunshine on Leith was held in Edinburgh – the backdrop for the film – and reignited Scots’ love for musicals.