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VisitScotland launches a new Ghost Trail of Scotland in time for Halloween!

VisitScotland launches a new Ghost Trail of Scotland in time for Halloween!

Scotland’s bloody past has left its mark on the country in the form of a new Ghost Trail created by VisitScotland!
Last Updated: 23rd October 2018
The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh Winners

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh Winners

400 runners took part in The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh (UTE), a 55km ultra distance run in the Scottish capital on 21st October, with both male and female winners coming from Edinburgh.
Last Updated: 22nd October 2018
Traverse Theatre Company: Ulster American returns for a strictly limited run in Spring 2019

Traverse Theatre Company: Ulster American returns for a strictly limited run in Spring 2019

Following a sold-out world premiere run as part of Traverse Festival 2018, one of the most talked-about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe, Ulster American, is set to return for a strictly limited run.
Last Updated: 18th October 2018
Gear Up as Resonate Total Gaming arrives in Glasgow

Gear Up as Resonate Total Gaming arrives in Glasgow

Scotland’s largest gaming event, Resonate Total Gaming, returns to SEC, Glasgow this week from 19 - 21 October promising the ultimate gaming experience.
Last Updated: 17th October 2018
Grand Opening of First Equestrian Theatre in Scotland

Grand Opening of First Equestrian Theatre in Scotland

Equestrian Theatre Scotland, based in Jedburgh, opens the first purpose built Equestrian Theatre in Scotland on the 18th October 2018.
Last Updated: 11th October 2018
50th Anniversary Production Of Hair The Musical Coming To Edinburgh Playhouse

50th Anniversary Production Of Hair The Musical Coming To Edinburgh Playhouse

The critically acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair the Musical is now on a UK tour including a visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 22-27 June 2019.
Last Updated: 11th October 2018
Happy 80th Birthday, Beano

Happy 80th Birthday, Beano

Long-standing comic Beano turned 80 this year and continues to break the record for longest-running comic published weekly with every issue.
Last Updated: 10th October 2018
East Lothian Hotel Celebrates 4 star Gold Award

East Lothian Hotel Celebrates 4 star Gold Award

Garleton Lodge in East Lothian has achieved a prestigious Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland just one year after opening.
Last Updated: 8th October 2018
Perthshire Amber Festival returns in November

Perthshire Amber Festival returns in November

An inspiring and involving long weekend of music awaits fans of Scottish, folk or contemporary original music in the welcoming little town of Dunkeld.
Last Updated: 8th October 2018
Excitement Builds with Only a Week to Go until Edinburgh Cocktail Week Starts and their New Cocktail Village at Festival Square Opens

Excitement Builds with Only a Week to Go until Edinburgh Cocktail Week Starts and their New Cocktail Village at Festival Square Opens

This year's expanded format sees the city-wide cocktail festival spread across seven days, 83 participating bars and a huge Cocktail Village at Festival Square.
Last Updated: 8th October 2018
Get involved with Fun Palaces Scotland this weekend 6th and 7th October

Get involved with Fun Palaces Scotland this weekend 6th and 7th October

Come join our free Fun Palaces all across Scotland celebrating culture in the community this weekend!
Last Updated: 5th October 2018
Celebrate World Porridge Day on October 10th!

Celebrate World Porridge Day on October 10th!

Mary’s Meals is inviting people to celebrate World Porridge Day on Wednesday, 10 October, by supporting its Porridge Smiles campaign!
Last Updated: 4th October 2018
Things that go Zip in the Night

Things that go Zip in the Night

Go Ape Aberfoyle is inviting adventurers to experience the forest after hours and take on the challenge of one of Britain’s longest zipwires with just the moon for light.
Last Updated: 4th October 2018
The Ultimate Runners Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh Returns

The Ultimate Runners Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh Returns

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh (UTE), staged by Rat Race Adventure Sports returns for its second outing on Sunday 21st October.
Last Updated: 3rd October 2018
New Lanark has Christmas all wrapped up this winter

New Lanark has Christmas all wrapped up this winter

There's a lot going on at New Lanark, from festive lunches and dinners, to disco party nights, Christmas Carols and special visits from Santa Claus to help light up the eyes of every adult & child!
Last Updated: 3rd October 2018
Award winning storytellers take global Dungeons and Dragons revival to exclusive new depths in underground Edinburgh

Award winning storytellers take global Dungeons and Dragons revival to exclusive new depths in underground Edinburgh

The Dungeon Masters at five-star Mercat Tours have recently established the new DnD Games Night as a regular fixture.
Last Updated: 2nd October 2018
Author champions magical drive to save libraries

Author champions magical drive to save libraries

A Scottish children’s author is championing a magical drive to help save public libraries during National Libraries Week!
Last Updated: 1st October 2018
Enjoy an Autumn Adventure at Go Ape this October

Enjoy an Autumn Adventure at Go Ape this October

Experience your very own Autumn adventure at Go Ape this October break with 20% off valid for a limited time only.
Last Updated: 1st October 2018
Beer drinkers reveal thirst for variety

Beer drinkers reveal thirst for variety

Punters searching for the perfect pub have revealed one of the main factors that helps them find the ultimate watering hole.
Last Updated: 30th September 2018
Forth 1 Breakfast Team hope to top the charts with single: Break Your Heart

Forth 1 Breakfast Team hope to top the charts with single: Break Your Heart

Forth 1 Breakfast Team join forces to become BAMR, with singer Caitlyn Vanbeck providing vocals, to see if they can create a chart-topping single with 'Break Your Heart' released today.
Last Updated: 28th September 2018
Just two weeks until Let It Be heads to Edinburgh

Just two weeks until Let It Be heads to Edinburgh

In just two weeks, fans of The Beatles will see the new Let It Be show when it comes to Edinburgh for one week only.
Last Updated: 25th September 2018
Rehearsals begin for World Premiere Production of Arctic Oil this October at Traverse Theatre

Rehearsals begin for World Premiere Production of Arctic Oil this October at Traverse Theatre

Rehearsals begin for Traverse Theatre's World Premiere Production of Clare Duffy's Arctic Oil this October.
Last Updated: 19th September 2018
Just the Tonic announces Edinburgh launch!

Just the Tonic announces Edinburgh launch!

On Saturday 6th October, one of the UK’s most esteemed comedy clubs launches in Edinburgh!
Last Updated: 18th September 2018
Final Kiltwalk of the year is the biggest ever in Edinburgh

Final Kiltwalk of the year is the biggest ever in Edinburgh

Scottish charities will receive more than £1 million thanks to the generosity of around 5,000 Kiltwalkers in the capital and their supporters.
Last Updated: 17th September 2018
Get on your Gladrags for a Sizzling Autumn at Edinburgh Playhouse

Get on your Gladrags for a Sizzling Autumn at Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh’s theatre fans are spoilt for choice this season with a brilliant line-up of shows heading for the city’s historic Playhouse between now and Christmas.
Last Updated: 16th September 2018
Antony Costa To Join The Cast Of Rock Of Ages In Edinburgh

Antony Costa To Join The Cast Of Rock Of Ages In Edinburgh

Antony Costa will join the cast of the award-winning smash-hit musical “ROCK OF AGES” in the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’ at Edinburgh Playhouse next April.
Last Updated: 15th September 2018
Football Stars call on Scots to add to the money raised by Kiltwalkers

Football Stars call on Scots to add to the money raised by Kiltwalkers

Hearts players Olly Lee and Uche Ikpeazu called on football fans to support the Edinburgh Kiltwalk this coming Sunday (16 September).
Last Updated: 15th September 2018
Enjoy a delicious day out at the BBC Good Food Show Scotland

Enjoy a delicious day out at the BBC Good Food Show Scotland

A celebration of the region’s finest food and drink, the BBC Good Food Show Scotland will be returning to Glasgow’s SEC Centre for its 12th year from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October!
Last Updated: 14th September 2018
Line Up Announced For Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals Tour

Line Up Announced For Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals Tour

Line-Up Announced For Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals 2019 UK Tour - Tickets on sale NOW!
Last Updated: 7th September 2018
Cast Of Kinky Boots Wowed Edinburgh At Show Launch

Cast Of Kinky Boots Wowed Edinburgh At Show Launch

Cast members from the hit musical Kinky Boots wowed an invited audience earlier this week as they visited the city to launch their upcoming visit to Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas season.
Last Updated: 7th September 2018

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