Scotland

Freak Circus

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FREAK Circus is a bold new concept in literary magazines from the successful team who brought you the immensely popular Poetry Circus performance poetry nights and slams at the Dalraida Bar, Portobello.

Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory Worldwide

by Dr. Pauline Mackay / Jan 23, 2015 /

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) is Scotland’s National Bard, but he is also one of the world’s most widely commemorated poets.

Travel Europe by Car: the Falkirk Wheel and Stirling, Scotland

by KVoigts / Jun 26, 2013 /

Scotland is an incredibly gorgeous country, with so much history to soak in.  Let's take a day trip to Stirling, and see what happens along the way.
 

Culloden

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Imagine an expansive field, filled with grassy areas, bogs, wet moors. Off to the side, sheep graze. Occasionally, you'll see a flag posted. There are a few benches, alongside the paths. There's a old thatch-roofed Leanach cottage off to the left. And, inexplicably, an air of sadness infused with every breath you take.

Culloden

Traveling with a Mobility Disability in Ireland and Scotland

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As a traveler with disabilities, I am well-aware of the challenges of traveling - and the great rewards! There are many more things to think of as a traveler with disabilities - access, transportation, cultural views of disability, and more. I am always learning the hard way, it seems, about both written and unspoken rules of disability travel, 23 years after my accident!

Travel Writers’ Secrets: Activities for Kids in Ireland and Scotland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 29, 2010 /
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I've got a GREAT list of travel tips for you! For our upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland, I contacted several of my favorite travel writers and asked them for their top tips.  With their answers, we’ll share a series of ten articles on travel planning, airlines, traveling with kids, tips for Scotland and Ireland, and more.

Thus far, we've shared:

Crinan Classic 2009 - A Scottish Celebration of Wooden Boats

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Scotland and Sailing - who could ask for anything more?  I am very excited to share an extraordinary sailing/boating event in Scotland, called the Crinan Classic.

Gie Her a Haggis! Burns Celebration and Recipe...

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 26, 2009 /
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In celebration of Robert Burns' birthday (250 +years ago!), a Burns supper

I love all things scottish. My parents annually attend a Burns Night Celebration. With a 6-year old, though, we have different options for celebrating!

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