Scotland

Plan days out in Scotland. Find cultural and heritage places to visit in Scotland - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles, stately homes and more, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.

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Lost bottles of whisky from 1940s shipwreck resurface in house on Scottish island

Two whisky bottles which sank with a steamer 75 years ago have resurfaced following a tip-off by a long-serving archivist on an island on the edge of the Inner Hebrides.

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Burns Night: Robert Burns' desperate letter to his lover featuring the song Ae Fond Kiss

This is the final letter that Robert Burns wrote to Nancy McLehose, with whom he had a brief affair - including the famous song ‘Ae Fond Kiss'.

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Skeleton of middle-aged man found beneath school playground in Scotland could have belonged to executed pirate

The skeleton of a man discovered deep beneath the playground of Edinburgh's oldest operating primary school could belong to a 600-year-old criminal or pirate.

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Object of the Week: Scotland's first medical book, to be read out to people infected by the plague

Scotland's first printed medical book was inspired by the plague that broke out in 1564-69 and published in response to it.

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Shipwrecks and stolen cloth: Scots could have treated pirates of medieval Europe leniently

A set of court papers from as far back as the 14th century portrays Aberdeen as an important trade centre in medieval Europe whose leaders may have taken a lenient view of pirates.

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The best exhibitions to see in Scotland in 2016

You won't want to miss what Scotland's got to offer in 2016. We bring you our selection of the best exhibitions in Scotland's museums and galleries in our constantly-updated guide.

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Dispersed Bronze Age house ruins found by archaeologists during walk on Orkney island

Archaeologists say one of the largest Bronze Age hut circles discovered in the Scottish Isles is now at the mercy of the coastal elements after discovering it during a walk as part of a field trip.

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Archaeologists discover earliest British gun flints on Clan island off coast of Scotland

Archaeologists have revealed the results of a 15-year archaeological investigation into a tiny Scottish island, including the first evidence of armed skirmishes on a Clan stronghold in the Hebrides.

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World's first mass-produced comic strip to go on show at The Hunterian in 2016

A major exhibition opening at the Hunterian Art Gallery in March 2016 will reveal the world’s oldest comic, The Glasgow Looking Glass of 1825, and journey from Georgian satire to Scooby Doo and......

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