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Scotland´s culture encompasses history and heritage, poetry and song.

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Born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Andrew Carnegie spent much of his life in America where he became one of the richest men in the world, donating more money to good causes than most people would ever earn.

Burns Night star
Burns Night on 25 January is celebrated by Scots with a Burns Supper

Christmas In Scotland star
Christmas is celebrated in Scotland along with midwinter festivals that celebrate the turning of the year.

Classic Scottish Films star
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.

David Livingstone - Doctor, Missionary, Explorer star
Dr David Livingstone, born in 1813 in Lanarkshire, is perhaps best known as an explorer, yet he was also a medical doctor and a missionary. He spent much of his adult life in Africa, where he explored uncharted territories, discovering the Victoria Falls which he named after his Queen.

Do You Want To Live Alone? star
Is our current way of living sustainable?

Dornoch Cathedral star
Dornoch Cathedral is an ancient building in a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Established by Bishop Gilbert in 1224, the building has experienced both riches and ruin.

Edinburgh Castle star
Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. Situated at the top of the Royal Mile it has a long, tumultuous history.

Glasgow Necropolis star
Glasgow Necropolis - a huge Victorian cemetery - lies close to St Mungo’s Cathedral. The remains of more than 50,000 people are buried here.

Gretna Green star
Gretna Green, close to Scotland's border with England, used to welcome eloping couples keen to marry quickly and easily, often due to the fact that they did not have parental approval for their actions.

Hogmanay - Scotland´s New Year star
Hogmanay, celebrates the coming of the New Year throughout Scotland.

How Old Do You Expect To Be When You Die? star
Do you expect your children to live longer than you? Do you know the average life expectancy in your country, city or town?

Lowlands - Susan Philipsz’ Turner Prize Win star
Susan Philipsz is the first artist to win the Turner Prize with a sound installation. "Lowlands" incorporates several recordings of the ancient Scottish song "Lowlands Away".

Playing With Time star
Proposals for changing time in the UK may be good for England, but will they benefit Scotland?

St Andrew´s Day star
St Andrew´s Day, celebrated around the world, takes place on 30 November.

The Oral Tradition star
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 Real Robionson Crusoe star
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...

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