A History of St Andrew

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?

A Mint from a Print

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.

Ancient History of Scotland

People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.

Buses, banks and bras

Beacons, all three, to women in business everywhere

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.

Dundee: City of Discovery

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. 

Dundee: Scotland’s Designer Destination

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.

Edinburgh Castle: Ageless Beauty

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.

Edinburgh: Iconic Capital

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.

Elsie Inglis: The War Heroine Who Refused to ‘Go Home and Sit Still’

We’re celebrating the achievements of a remarkable woman, as we mark 100 years since the death of Dr. Elsie Inglis.

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