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Iain Banks died in June 2013, around three months after gaining a diagnosis of terminal cancer. This prolific author wrote both mainstream and science fiction novels and gained huge followings of loyal fans.
Castles are a feature of Scotland's landscape. The Scottish Highlands are home to castles rich in history and splendour, ranging from inhabited buildings to ruins.
The Battle of Pinkie
The Battle of Pinkie, in 1547, was a turning point in the histories of Scotland and England. The political battleground was the English desire for Mary Queen of Scots, aged four, to marry Edward VI, Henry VIII's heir, aged nine.
The Oldest Girl In The World - Book Review
The Oldest Girl In The World is a poetry book by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Though billed as a book for children the book also appeals to adults -the poems are funny, inventive, thoughtful and charmingly illustrated.
John Barleycorn - Robert Burns
John Barleycorn is an ancient tale, brought to life in Robert Burns' poem of the same name, detailing the life and tragic death of a character who warms the blood and spirit of many a Scot...
Fast Facts About Mull
The Isle of Mull, accessible by boat from the Scottish mainland, is a treasure trove of history, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Glasgow Necropolis - a huge Victorian cemetery - lies close to St Mungo’s Cathedral. The remains of more than 50,000 people are buried here.
Born in Scotland - Authors
Scotland has produced internationally recognised authors, many of whom have used their country as a setting for thier novels. The range is vast - from Ian Rankin's Rebus novels which explore the dark side of Edinburgh to Dorothy Dunnett's King Hereafter, a challenging version of Macbeth's story.
A hot toddy, Scots claim, is the perfect remedy for a cold. Whisky, honey or sugar and hot water form the basis of a drink some say can cure all ills...
Crannogs were ancient settlements with huge defensive potential that proliferated in Scotland long before the coming of Christianity.
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