Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category
Disneyâ˘Pixarâs box-office smash hit âBraveâ has won Best Animated Feature at this yearâs 85th Academy AwardsÂŽ, after previously scooping the same title at this yearâs Golden Globes and BAFTAs.Â VisitScotland, Scotlandâs national tourism organisation, teamed up with The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East & Africa to promote Scottish tourism around the Disneyâ˘Pixar film. This marked [...]
Scotlandâs outstanding natural beauty will be celebrated this year as the country showcases the best of its historic landscapes, natural playgrounds and fascinating wildlife as part of the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.Â With a spotlight on events and new attractions, this yearâs highlights include Up Helly Aa; Europeâs largest annual Viking fire festival in Shetland [...]
As the London 2012 Olympic Games start to wind down, athletes are already back training and gearing up for more competitions around the world. Britain’s Olympians have done very well on the podium this year, which may be thanks to the fantastic natural landscapes that make Britain like a natural gym.
Vancouver, B.C. – In an effort to combine adventure with a goal, BikeHike Adventures has served up another point-to-point biking holiday. Challenge-oriented vacationers will ride clear across Scotland from Aberdeen in the east to Ardnamurchan in the west. Departing September 2012, the ride is the ultimate pairing of beauty and endurance.
Five Scottish communities have been awarded the title of Scotlandâs most creative places, as part of the Year of Creative Scotland 2012, a year-long celebration of Scotlandâs cultural and creative strengths. Winners include the Wigtown Book Festival, West Kilbrideâs Craft Town Scotland initiative, and the already world renowned town of St Andrews.
Scotland’s top golf courses have joined forces with Scotland’s national tourist board to give golf fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a host of world-renowned golf courses, including the home of the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles.
Burnsâ Night is celebrated on the anniversary of The Bardâs birth, the 25th January, every year, and is commemorated on various nights throughout the lead-up to this historic day, with music, dancing, poetry, haggis, and whisky, meaning there is a perfect way for everyone to celebrate Burnsâ Night.
âGrab a Glenâ with VisitScotland this autumn and experience some of the active adventures, unique walking and spectacular glens that Scotland has to offer.
This month sees the release of the final film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsÂ Part 2. It is easy to see how Scotland may have been the inspiration for many of the locations featured inÂ JK Rowlingâs world famous wizardry books and the subsequent films. VisitScotland has highlighted some of the [...]
Might you be a Proud Scot like Russell Crowe? VisitScotland launches Free Ancestral Credits Promotion to Research your Roots
Film star Russell Crowe visited Scotland, the land of his motherâs roots, last month. The star had always believed his motherâs family, whose surname is Wemyss, had Scottish roots but the star has now confirmed this by tracing back several generations to the east coast of Scotland. Crowe said, “Iâve always been proud of my [...]