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News & events
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.
Sixteen years ago, when the first Grand Theft Auto game was released, Rockstar North was DMA Design, a small games company in Dundee best known for the popular Lemmings games.
A new adventure book aimed at thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts has been released today and includes twenty destinations in Scotland in its 100 top ten lists of activities.
The University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and the University of St Andrews have been named as three of the top universities in the world.
Scotland’s biggest computer games festival Dare ProtoPlay 2013, opened today in Dundee which is set to bring together 10,000 gamers over the weekend (8 – 11 August).
Whilst once Dundee was famous for marmalade, newspapers and the whisky-soaked fruitcake that bears its name, over the past few decades it has become a centre for digital design excellence with the city’s University of Abertay launching the world’s first named computer games degree.
A symposium is being held in Washington DC next month to examine the experience of the 50,000 Scottish immigrants who crossed the Atlantic in the 1700s.
As the 12th annual Merchant City Festival in Glasgow gets underway, visitors and city dwellers can enjoy cultural events this weekend.
A group of American university students are currently visiting two leading Scottish universities, participating in the inaugural Fulbright Scotland-Summer Institute.
The 18th annual Hebridean Celtic Festival opened yesterday with ticket sales already having overtaken last year’s total.