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Evelyn Glennie is a Scottish percussionist of outstanding talent who has carved a name for herself as a solo artist. It is easy to forget, when watching her speak or perform, that Evelyn Glennie is deaf...
Fast Facts - Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are sparsely populated compared to the rest of Britain, the majority of the population living in Inverness, Scotland’s highland city. The Highlands offer magic - deep lochs, deserted beaches, snow-capped mountains, stunning coastlines and much more...
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.
Fast Facts About Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, has a rich creative heritage, having spawned many famous actors, artists and musicians over generations. The city is also rich in history – from the prehistoric tree stumps at Fossil Grove to the city’s coat of arms.
Fast Facts About Inverness
Inverness - population roughly 65,000 – gained city status in 2000. Find out about some of the attractions, ancient and modern, that draw tourists to this Highland city.
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.
Flora MacDonald Heroine of Bonnie Prince Charlie
Flora MacDonald smuggled Bonnie Prince Charlie to Skye. Her exploits are remembered in the Skye Boat Song. Her statue stands proud outside Inverness Castle.
Gift Ideas - Scottish History
There are masses of books about Scottish history, often specifically related to individuals or periods. There are also some excellent books that take in the whole sweep of Scottish history, acknowledging that the oral tradition has helped shape the land.
Gillian McKeith has had a huge following over the years and her championing of a healthy lifestyle has helped a huge number of people lose weight and/or develop healthier eating habits.
Glasgow Necropolis - a huge Victorian cemetery - lies close to St Mungo’s Cathedral. The remains of more than 50,000 people are buried here.
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