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Alexander Graham Bell: One of the World’s Greatest Inventors

Alexander Graham Bell is generally regarded as one of the greatest inventors of the 19th and 20th century and is best remembered for inventing the telephone.

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.

Art and Design

There's a long history of internationally acclaimed Scottish artists that stretches back hundreds of years. From the portraits of Henry Raeburn, to the distinctive designs of the Glasgow Boys and the success of contemporary Scottish artists such as Jack Vettriano and Peter Howson.

Breaking the mould: Rugby is blossoming outside its comfort zone

As Scotland begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan this month – we look at the emergence of the sport in Japan and the integral part Scotland has played in its development.

Burns love poems – Burns & the lassies

It could be argued that, for Burns, the lassies tended to be a fatal attraction. However, the legacy is in a canon of love poetry that spans the range of emotions from celebration of physical intimacy, through the pain of loss and separation, to the celebration of enduring friendship.

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