Ancient History of Scotland

People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.

Architectural Heroes

If, as Sir Winston Churchill said, "We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us", then Scotland's architect's past and present can be credited with shaping our nation.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Father of Glasgow Style

Since rising to prominence at the end of the 19th Century, Mackintosh is still regarded today as one of the world’s greatest designers.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the only major annual festival dedicated to the visual arts within the UK.

Edinburgh Castle: Ageless Beauty

Multi-coloured fireworks exploding from the Castle at the climax of the Festival is one of the most widely used images symbolising the power and allure of modern Scotland.

Explore Scotland: Glasgow City and Surrounding Areas

Overflowing with style and culture, Scotland's biggest city is a revelation to its growing number of visitors. Its blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping and superlative wining and dining prove irresistible.

Explore Scotland: North East Scotland

The North East of Scotland is home to more Castles than anywhere in the UK. Speyside itself contains over half the Distilleries in Scotland, and the Spey and the Dee are, of course, some of the best fly-fishing waters in the world.

Glasgow reinvented – the regeneration of Glasgow and the River Clyde

With Scotland's biggest city regenerated, it is time to rediscover Glasgow.

Inverness – city in the Highlands

Scenically set on the shores of the Moray Firth and with the beautiful River Ness running through its centre and beneath its castle, Inverness has always attracted people from far and wide.

Kengo Kuma’s groundbreaking design: Japan & Scotland

Architect Kengo Kuma is in the midst of design projects that are taking place both in his native Japan, and here in Scotland. Find out what the national stadium in Tokyo and Dundee's V&A Museum of Design have in common.

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