Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

Three new cities to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 17:42 Comments Off

Three towns – one in England, one in Wales and one in Scotland – are celebrating after being awarded city status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In total, 25 towns across the UK were entered into the competition to receive city status, with just one town being expected to receive the honor, however, in […]

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Taking a Weekend Break in Edinburgh

Friday, September 2, 2011 19:08 Comments Off

This wonderfully vibrant and modern city is Scotland’s capital and a very popular place for taking a weekend break for a reason.  With its feet firmly planted in ancient roots, it has modern trendy bars, exciting nightlife, history aplenty, and many interesting attractions to offer any visitor here. Edinburgh is full of interesting places to […]

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Kintyre Express announces new service between Campbeltown and Ballycastle

Friday, February 11, 2011 13:34 Comments Off

Kintyre Express is to operate a new passenger ferry service between Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Sailings will begin in May, offering golfers the option to easily extend their Ayrshire and Machrihanish golf vacations and include other world-renowned links golf courses, including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Portstewart. Kintyre […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 17 -27 February 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011 17:08 Comments Off

The Glasgow Film Festival returns this month. The festival runs from 17 – 27 February 2011 and offers lectures, discussions, and the screening of more than 250 films at 15 venues throughout the city. There’s also the chance to meet filmmakers and attend workshops. For more information and to buy tickets go to

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Edinburgh Zoo to gain two Giant Pandas

Monday, January 10, 2011 19:48 Comments Off

It’s been almost 17 years, but we are once again going to see Giant Pandas grace the UK. In a historic agreement signed today, Edinburgh Airport will receive two Giant Pandas as part of China’s giant panda breeding programme. The agreement is a result of five years of political and diplomatic negotiation. The giant pandas, […]

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Ugadale Cottages Receive “Hotel of the Year” Award From Golf Tourism Scotland

Thursday, December 16, 2010 14:37 Comments Off
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Historic Scotland offers free entry for St Andrew’s Day

Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:44 Comments Off

To celebrate this year’s St Andrew’s Day Historic Scotland is offering free entry to many of its sites. The free entry offer is available for entry to 48 properties over four days: 27, 28, 29 and St Andrew’s Day Tuesday 30 November. Sites include: Skara Brae, Arnol Blackhouse, Corgarff Castle, Elgin Cathedral, Fort George, Urquhart […]

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Machrihanish Dunes: first-ever GEO Certified 18-hole golf course in UK

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:32 1 Comment

Machrihanish Dunes has become the first 18-hole golf course in the UK to receive Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) Certification for creating and maintaining a sustainable golf course. GEO is the only international non-profit organization dedicated entirely to helping golf achieve its potential as a social, environmental, and economic asset. Since 2009, the management team at […]

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New ferry terminal for Scotland announced

Thursday, March 4, 2010 14:47 Comments Off

Stena Line is investing £200m at Loch Ryan to boost tourism links between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The investment will include the creation of a new ferry terminal and the introduction of two large modern ferries on its Scotland to Belfast service when the terminal opens. The new Loch Ryan terminal is due to open […]

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Many Scotland attractions offer free entry to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Friday, November 13, 2009 10:24 Comments Off

As part of the Homecoming Scotland finale celebrations, and to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, many Scotland visitor attractions will offer free, or discounted entry over some, or part of the finale weekend. An initiative designed to encourage Scots and visitors to Scotland to celebrate Scotland’s heritage and culture on Scotland’s national day. Listed below is […]

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