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.

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.

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.

Burns’ Supper Guide

Around the world tributes to Robert Burns are held through the ritual of the Burns' Supper. Originally started a few years after his death by a group of his friends and acquaintances, to honour his memory, the suppers are now celebrated annually on the date of his birth, 25th January. Here are the perfect ingredients needed to hold your very own Burns' Supper.

Buses, banks and bras

Beacons, all three, to women in business everywhere

Chelsea Clinton praises Scotland’s female leadership

Chelsea Clinton has praised First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for being “incredibly courageous” in talking openly about the challenges of being a female leader.

David Livingstone - The boy from Blantyre who became an African legend

David Livingstone, the world-famous missionary and explorer, was born 200 years ago today in Blantyre.

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature

Few people realise that, outside of London, Edinburgh has more literary associations than any other part of Britain.

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