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Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience. A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning Scottish location.
The innovative north catching up : Compute Scotland
According to the latest statistics released by The Innovators Counselling and Advisory Service for Scotland (ICASS), Highlands and Islands account for 8.7% of Scotland’s innovation activity, placing the region third behind Glasgow and Edinburgh representing 15.8% and 13.5% respectively. The lowest levels of innovation are East Lothian (0.9%), Midlothian (0.7%) and Western Isles (0.6%).
These 22 European Cities Look Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
We're spotlighting the 22 most beautiful cities in Europe. Get a glimpse of them here and then plan your dream Euro trip.
Charming villages and towns that look like a storybook
Situated in the Bavarian Alps, Mittenwald, Germany, is most commonly known for its ornately decorated, candy-colored homes and manufacturing of violins...
The most magical places on Earth
The world is filled with places of magic and mystery, from natural wonders supposedly built by giants to caves and castles bound up with stories of sorcery. Here we pick 34 enchanting spots that even mere mortals can visit. Prepare to be spellbound.
The UK’s prettiest small towns and villages revealed
Village greens, duck ponds, cobbled marketplaces, wood-beamed pubs and multi-coloured harbours with bobbing boats, Britain has rural idylls aplenty. We take a whistle-stop tour of the prettiest communities around the UK that are picture perfect – see if your area is one of them...
The world's most jaw-dropping sculptures and statues
There are thousands of public works of art around the world and many impress and surprise with their creativity and size. Whether carved in rock or covered in marble, dripping with gold or made from plants, these are some of the biggest, tallest and most awe-inspiring statues and sculptures worth seeking out on your travels.
These are the world's most beautiful small towns
From historic citadels to snowy ski spots, these stunning small towns are brimming with beauty at every turn. Alive with culture, colour and quirky features found nowhere else on Earth, we explore the marvellous mini-metropolises across the globe that are sure to leave you spellbound. Read on for our pick of the 50 most beautiful towns in the world and find out which destination is our number one.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh ~ Tattoo pipers, fiddlers and dancers perform on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the capital of Scotland. The event is held each August as part of the Edinburgh Festival. Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums, and visual lights and fireworks.
Edinburgh Summer Fest takes place in August each year. It is a combination of five festivals: Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fringe, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Check www.edinburghfestivalcity.com for a schedule of times and events.
Scottish Independence Day is also known as National Tartan Day and is celebrated on April 6th each year. It commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was modelled on. It also recognizes achievements of Americans of Scottish descent. Parades with bag pipers and Scottish dancers.