When you think of Scottish culture, you might first think of tartan and the Loch Ness Monster. But there is so much more to Scotland and its people than that! From the clan system to highland games, modern Scotland has inherited much from its rich history, but it is also a vibrant and diverse culture. Whether through art and music, unique holidays or strong Gaelic traditions, Scots love to express themselves, and we are proud to bring you the highlights. Join us as we explore the art, festivals, games, gatherings and traditions that make Scotland so special.

July 26, 2019

Some of Scotland’s finest young folk musicians are set to visit their home areas and release an album after a performance at Celtic Connections earlier this year – thanks to the TMSA (Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland).

The current TMSA Young Trad Tour group comprises of Hannah Rarity from West Lothian, winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition, joined by finalists: Rory...

July 17, 2019

Tiree lived up to its reputation as ‘The Hawaii of the North’ last weekend with sunny celebrations and electric performances from some of the best acts on the Scottish folk, indie and pop scene for the 10th anniversary of Tiree Music Festival (TMF).

The inaugural Tiree Music Festival took place in July 2010 and was attended by a capacity crowd of 600. The annual event has since flourished, selling out every year to an increased...

July 16, 2019

A new tourism map highlighting Scotland’s links to space exploration and the first Moonwalk has been released on the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 and to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of VisitScotland.

The Scotland is Out of this World trail is part of the new VisitScotland campaign of the same name which saw BuzzBò, the world’s first Highland Coosmonaut, soar 36,000 metres into near space wearing an Arm...

June 25, 2019

Eyes Wide, the debut single from new Scottish act Keir Gibson, is a statement of intent –
announcing the arrival of his unique brand of alternative pop
Borne out of the Highlands, the 18-year-old’s music demonstrates a love of production, akin to the likes of Maggie Rogers, Julia Michaels and Lauv, while his lyrics show a natural talent for honest and engaging storytelling.

Set for release the day before he takes to the B...

June 4, 2019

Following the most anticipated finale in television history, Doune Castle, along with three other places in the UK, has been transformed into the World of Westeros to mark the Digital Download release of Game of Thrones: The Final Season.

In this Kingdom-wide takeover, Doune Castle, Essex, Blackpool and London’s Covent Garden have all pledged their allegiance to the legacy of the show by unveiling signs with their new names, en...

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