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10 reasons why Scotland is wonderful in winter

It may be cold outside, but there is something undeniably magical about Scotland in winter. Here are our top reasons for visiting Scotland at this time of year.  

About Highland Games

Highland Games, which take place from Cowal to Tomintoul and all points in between, are a unique mix of the sporting, the cultural and the social. They usually comprise a programme of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber.

Active Scotland

Scotland's gearing to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, so it's an exciting time for sport, whether you're a spectator or a participant.

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.

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 Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe features famous comedians and professional musicians alongside student sketch troops and the stars of tomorrow.

Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland's shining capital city: a place packed with history from its castle to its palace and every wynd and close in between.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the perfect fit.

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

If you think Edinburgh’s festivals are just for adults, think again. Step into the spotlight, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival!

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the highlight of Scotland's calendar turning the capital into a cultural hotspot every August.

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