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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Benny Lynch, Scotland's "greatest ever sporting legend", honoured in Glasgow on anniversary of famous win

A one-day exhibition at Glasgow's Central Station, where iconic boxer Benny Lynch was met by thousands of fans following his world championship win 81 years ago, is celebrating his career today.

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A huge mysterious structure has been discovered under the largest Neolithic rubbish dump in Scotland

A mysterious ten-metre wide structure and a set of huge slabs have been discovered in one of the final trenches dug at a historic site on an Orkney ness.

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Archaeologists might have found a Roman oven at a former fort annexe in Scotland

A Roman socketed bolt-head, ox-goad, hobnails and a possible oven have been discovered by archaeologists at Camelon, a former Roman fort near Falkirk.

Hunter-gatherer bones at unique Scottish site of human remains shows enduring appeal of prehistoric marine diet

The bones of six hunter-gatherers found on a small island in the Inner Hebrides show that people kept up a coastal diet even after the arrival of agriculture in England after 4000 BC.

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Object of the Week: Mary, Queen of Scots' final letter - "I am to be executed like a criminal"

On February 8 1587, at 2am on the morning of her execution, Mary, Queen of Scotland, wrote to her former brother-in-law, the French King Henry III.

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Thumbpots and roundhouses: Unravelling the mysteries of the Scottish Iron Age with the Whithorn Trust

Last year, archaeologists began excavating a set of roundhouses on a boggy island at an Iron Age settlement near the Scottish burgh of Whithorn. Graeme Cavers, of The Whithorn Trust, tells the story.

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More Lasting than Bronze: Seven commissions to see at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2016

As this year's Edinburgh Art Festival begins, discover seven of the festival's commissions - described by the artists in their own words.

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A human jawbone with teeth has been found placed in a massive whalebone vertebra at a prehistoric cairn in Orkney

Prehistoric Scots put a human jawbone inside a whalebone in a "ritual of foundation or abandonment", say archaeologists who found the burials alongside a quern, mortar and pig and cattle remains.

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From Dolly the Sheep to the finest decorative arts: Star objects from the revamped National Museum of Scotland

The oldest Railway Locomotive in the world, outrageous 17th century fashions, decorative artworks and the oldest British aircraft in existence. Meet some of the stunning objects on display in the......

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