Scotland

Scotland, where cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow are contrasted by mountainscaped national parks, traditional victorian buildings meet modern architecture in the main cities, pristine beaches, dunes and towering cliffs make up a spectacular coastline, and miles of unspoiled countryside offering a captivating blend of history and adventure.

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An exclusive evening event will take place at The National Wallace Monument in Stirling to commemorate the Battle of Stirling Bridge anniversary on 11th September this year. The ‘Knock on History’s Door’ event will give visitors the chance to see the Monument in a new light as they explore the building.

Visitors can choose between two time slots – 5.30pm and 7pm – with only 35 tickets available for each tour. Guests will be invited to explore the Monument’s galleries and exhibitions and take in the beautiful views from the crown.

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Discovery Point, home of the historic RRS Discovery ship, has received a £5,000 boost to its extensive refurbishment programme. The five-star visitor attraction, located at Dundee's waterfront, received a cheque from the Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust towards the recent upgrades to its visitor galleries and conference facilities. The updates include a touch-screen Antarctica map, an explorer themed gallery and a dress-up area for kids.

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Why not give 2017 a send off to remember by going on a staycation to celebrate New Year’s Eve?

 

There are plenty of options up and down the country to suit all budgets and tastes, from celebrations steeped in tradition, to family-friendly activities and parties that pull out all the stops. Take a look at The Money Shop’s top tips for the perfect New Year’s Eve getaway, this December.

 

Edinburgh

 

Few places in the world celebrate the New Year quite like Edinburgh.

 

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Scattered across the country, narrow gauge trains are alive and well across the United Kingdom.

 

From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man’s whimsy, Britain’s narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories.

 

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Crail, Fife - 10th and 11th June 2017

One of Scotland’s major food festivals makes a return for its seventh year with a host of local flavours, tastings, children’s activities, the opportunity to meet the makers and the now famous, Sunday Lunch at the Harbour.

Crail Food Festival opens on Saturday 10th June across six venues across the picturesque village in the East Neuk of Fife.