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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.
Born In Scotland - Poets
Scotland has a rich heritage of poetry, from Robbie Burns to Carol Ann Duffy, the first female Poet Laureate. This article touches on a few of the poets who have emerged from a culture of story, poetry and song.
Born In Scotland - Politicians
Politicians born in Scotland include Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Alex Salmond, Danny Alexander, Douglas Alexander and John Smith. Find out more about some these key players in UK politics.
Burke and Hare
William Burke and William Hare were two of Scotland's most notorioius murderers, selling bodies for dissection by medical students.
Burns Night on 25 January is celebrated by Scots with a Burns Supper
Thinking of hosting a Burns Supper? This article gives tips about traditional Burns Night food to help your celebrations run smoothly.
Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy is a poet, playwright, performer, mother. She is Britain's first female poet laureate, a mesmerising performer and advocate for poetry.
Chris Hoy - Olympic Cyclist
Chris Hoy, winner of Olympic gold medals for track cycling in Athens, Beijing and London, was born in 1976 in Edinburgh. Hoy’s magnificent achievement of three gold medals in 2008 proved inspirational for a generation of young men and women who were aiming for the 2012 London Olympics.
Christmas In Scotland
Christmas is celebrated in Scotland along with midwinter festivals that celebrate the turning of the year.
Classic Scottish Films
Scotland's heritage has inspired film makers for over half a century. The history, mysticism and culture of Scotland provide a rich canvas for storytelling.
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