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.

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Edinburgh Festivals

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

If you think festivals in Edinburgh are just for adults, think again.

Edinburgh International Festival

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

France may have the glamour of Cannes and America the independent edginess of Sundance but it's Edinburgh that boasts the longest continuously running film festival in the world, which celebrated its 71st edition in 2017.

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