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The Isle of Lewis
The Isle of Lewis - one of Scotland's Western Isles - has a long history and ancient monuments.
The Murray Brothers
Andy and Jamie Murray - Scottish tennis players at the top of their game
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.
The Oral Tradition
Scotland has had a shorter history of the written word than many cultures. The primary source of history and knowledge has been the human voice speaking and singing tales of the past, stories of the present and imaginings of futures yet to come.
The Orkney Islands
The Orkney Islands, off Scotland's north-east coast, are rich in history, from a Viking cathedral to a wealth of prehistoric sites.
The Real Robionson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, tells the story of a man shipwrecked on an island, forced to rely on his own resources for survival. Far less famous than the fictional character is the Scottish man who inspired Defoe’s story – Alexander Selkirk...
The Stone of Destiny
The Stone of Destiny, often known as the Stone of Scone, is the stone on which many early Scottish kings were crowned.
The Story Of Scotland - Book Review
The Story of Scotland by Nigel Tranter is an engaging Scottish history from an author whose legacy includes fact and fiction.
The Warrior Trainer - Book Review
Review of the book The Warrior Trainer - winner of the American Title Contest - by Gerri Russell.
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.
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