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Fast Facts About Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city of many faces, from the heaven stretching Arthur's Seat to the dark streets explored in Ian Rankin's Rebus novels. Pick up a few quick facts about this wonderful Scottish city, built on history, music and story.
When you think of famous Scottish actors, who springs to mind? This article highlights ten Scottish actors who have made a name for themselves far beyond the borders of their original home.
David Wilkie - Olympic Swimmer
David Wilkie, Scottish swimmer, won one gold and two silver Olympic medals. He set a trend for wearing both swimming cap and goggles during races, believing they helped streamline his motion in the water.
The Writers Museum
The Writers Museum commemorates the work of three great Scottish writers - Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The collection includes objects as varied as the printing press the Waverley novels were produced on to a cast of Robert Burns' skull taken after his death.
Eric Liddell - Olympic Runner
Eroc Liddell, one of Scotland's most outstanding sportsmen, was also a deeply religious man. Liddell gained gold and set a world record in the 400 metres at the 1924 Paris Olympics. His story was part of the inspiration for the film Chariots of Fire.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's father was an engineer who designed lighthouses; his mother's father was a minister. Stevenson always knew that all he wanted to do was write. His books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde.
Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott was a prolific author who produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews and translations. A few years before his death the life he had built for hiimself turned to dust in a year when his wife died shortly after he was declared bankrupt.
Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne, often attributed to Robert Burns, is a song most frequently sung to welcome the New Year and commemorate Robert Burns at the end of Burns Night celebrations on 25 January.
Thinking of hosting a Burns Supper? This article gives tips about traditional Burns Night food to help your celebrations run smoothly.
Robert Burns – poet, farmer, songwriter, lover - was born in in 1759. His birthday, January 25, is celebrated by Scots the world over as Burns Night. The Burns poem Address To A Haggis is a core feature of Burns Night celebrations.
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