Scotland

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships for Higher Education

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Overview: The Saltire Scholarship is a substantial programme of scholarships, offering up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters, or PhD course. This is offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions, and is available for students from Canada, China, India, Pakistan and the USA.

Scottish Musician Sarah-Jane Summers Shares the Best of Inverness

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Scottish Musician Sarah-Jane Summers Shares the Best of Inverness. Sarah-Jane Summers is a fiddle player, composer, and educator whose love for music and teaching have taken her from fiddle camps in Colorado to concerts at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow to tutoring students in Norway.

What to See, Hear, and Do at Celtic Connections

by Kerry Dexter / Jan 16, 2017 /
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Scotland in winter is known for short days and cold weather. That's all the more reason to come inside and be warmed by the sharing of music. Through eighteen days in mid January to early February, that's what going on in Glasgow, at Celtic Connections.

What to See, Hear, and Do at Celtic Connections

Top Ten Cool Things to Do in the UK

by Lexa Pennington / Dec 30, 2016 /
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If you’re like me, a trip to the UK is more than welcome at any time. I love the new, organic food trends and high tea.

Travel in Harry Potter's Footsteps

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 17, 2016 /
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10 Travel Tips: Take Your Kids to Scotland

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Scotland is a land of mystery, history, and the great outdoors. It’s a perfect place for family travel – your kids will LOVE everything about Scotland! From looking for unexplained wave patterns to trying haggis, Scotland is full of hidden and obvious joys. It’s also a place for all ages, where activities can be enjoyed by all.

 

Glencoe Cottages

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The magic of Scotland lies in its hills – and people. In finding one of the places we’ll stay in Scotland, I searched long and hard on HomeAway Holiday Rentals. I found the perfect place in Western Scotland, in Glencoe, called Glencoe Cottages.

Glencoe Cottages, Scotland

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Breathtaking views from every direction. The sounds of the River Tay running through the backyard. An ecologically progressive set of cottages that let you live in nature, whilst being close to many activities...Nestled in between mountains and river, the Glencoe Cottages are an extraordinary place to stay.

Scotland's Storyteller in Song: Archie Fisher

by Kerry Dexter / Apr 18, 2016 /
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Music from contemporary songwriters, from traditional sources, from his own composing: this is what you will find on Archie Fisher's recording A Silent Song. That is a mix he has been stirring across his career. Now in his mid seventies, Fisher finds that music still draws him on. "It has only occurred to me relatively recently that the incentive to keep doing it is hearing that new song," he says.

Scotland's Music: A Saint Andrew's Day Tapestry

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 16, 2015 /
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As autumn turns to winter in Scotland -- a transition which certainly happens during November -- days become shorter, temperatures fall, it may begin to snow, and that snow, already in place or oncoming, may begin to stay around longer. There are changes in the quality of light as the sun hangs low in the sky, and at night stars shine brightly.

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