November 30th is St Andrew's Day in Scotland. The patronage of the saint whose name means 'manly' also covers fishmongers, gout, singers, sore throats, spinsters, maidens, old maids and women wishing to become mothers. But just who was Saint Andrew and how did he become the patron saint of Scotland?
The dictionary definition of 'canny' is prudent, thrifty or shrewd, which nicely sums up a nation with a long history with money and whose very 'canny-ness' brought about the emergence of its capital city, Edinburgh, as one of the biggest financial centres in Europe and home to two of the world's top 10 banks.
People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.
Beacons, all three, to women in business everywhere
“Dr Livingstone, I presume”
- Henry Morton Stanley, upon meeting Livingstone - who had lost contact with the outside world 6 years earlier - in Tanzania.
Dundee has always been a place with vision. The City of Discovery comes from the Royal Research Ship Discovery, which was captained by Robert Falcon Scott on his first journey to the Antarctic.
With all eyes on Dundee for the opening of the new V&A museum, it’s worth remembering that the city has a long, proud history of design and innovation.
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.
Auld Reekie, Athens of the North, Festival City and now UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh has many monikers and epithets and has had many words written about it.
We’re celebrating the achievements of a remarkable woman, as we mark 100 years since the death of Dr. Elsie Inglis.