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Face of Robert the Bruce reconstructed by scientists

He is Scotland’s most famous king, celebrated seven centuries after his death for leading an army to victory at Bannockburn and securing the independence of his realm.

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A Christmas Carol is arguably the world's best-known festive tale. Picture:

How an Edinburgh gravestone inspired Ebenezer Scrooge

EBENEZER Scrooge: the quintessential miserly, old curmudgeon. How appropriate then to have been inspired by a Scot.

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The first year-long celebration of Scottish history and heritage was launched at Mary King's Close in Edinburgh.

World heritage sites to be transformed under new Scottish tourism campaign

Scotland’s world heritage sites will be brought to life by spectacular sound and light projections, pop-up festivals and street musicians, dramatic Viking re-enactments, a “Great Roman Bake-Off” and a St Kilda version of Minecraft.
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Dunottar Castle in Aberdeenshire is close to toasting its 100,000th visitor of 2016. Picture: Wikimedia

Dunnottar Castle set to welcome visitor 100,000

STAFF are in celebration mode as historic Dunnottar Castle prepares to welcome its 100,000th visitor of the year.

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Young film-maker Zeki Basan. Picture: Contributed

16–year-old Scots film-maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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Boatman Sandy Linton pictured at Newhaven Harbour.

Early photographs of Edinburgh to be shown in new National Galleries show

Their partnership was to last just over four years but their contribution is revered as one of the most important in the history of photography.
A 1955 view across Govan, taken from the Meadowside Granary in Partick. The Harland & Wolff shipyard on the left closed in 1963. The Fairfield yard on the right is now owned by BAE Systems and is still in operation. All pictures: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums & Libraries

Exhibition captures the changing face of the River Clyde

It’s the river that powered Glasgow’s transformation from a small university town to an industrial powerhouse in the 19th century.

People & Places
The Mitre on the Royal Mile. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five of Edinburgh’s most haunted pubs

EDINBURGH has the twin distinction of being one of Europe’s most haunted cities whilst having more pubs per square kilometre than anywhere else in Scotland. It’s a marriage made in hell.

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A model of Nessie at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in Drumnadrochit. Sightings of the 'real' Nessie are at their highest since 2000. Picture: Jane Barlow

Loch Ness Monster sightings at highest level ‘since 2000’

Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are at their highest since the year 2000, the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register has confirmed.

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Nursery at Craiglockhart Poorhouse, c1895. Picture: City Archives.

Life in an Edinburgh poorhouse

FOR many poverty-stricken families in Victorian Scotland the poorhouse was often the only option to survive.

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A number of distilleries were shut down following World War I - but the Lost Distillery Company are recreating some of the lost whiskies. File picture: Getty Images

Whisky firm reviving malts from Scotland’s lost distilleries

The First World War was ultimately responsible for the loss of a number of Scottish whisky distilleries, according to a leading whisky entrepreneur.

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Dumbarton Rock, which towers over the River Clyde, was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Alt Clud. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Ivar the Boneless and a brutal Viking invasion of Scotland

He may sound like a character from Game of Thrones, but Ivar the Boneless was a terrifying reality to communities across Britain in the ninth century.

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Mystery cairn found on Braemar golf course

A mystery cairn has been discovered during works to improve a golf course.

Broadcaster Robbie Shepherd stood down from presenting 'Take The Floor' on Radio Scotland in September.

Robbie Shepherd honoured at Scots Trad Music Awards

Robbie Shepherd, one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish broadcasting for more than three decades, was given a special honour at the nation’s annual “trad music” Oscars.
Oideas Gael, Colaiste Ghaidhlig na h-Eireann, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dun nan Gall. Tha a cholaiste air a bhith a tairgsinn chursaichean goirid ann an canan is cultar Gaidhlig na h-Eireann bho 1984

Turas taistealachd do dh’Èirinn às leth a’ chànain is a’ chultair

Chuir mi seachdain anabarrach math agus inntinneach seachad as t-samhradh aig a’ Cholaiste Ghàidhlig, Oideas Gael, ann an Dùn nan Gall, an ceann an iar-thuath na h-Èireann.

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The Scottish Government is ploughing an extra �90,000 to provide the curtain-raiser to the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2017. Photograph: Steven Scott Taylor

Let there be lights – and lasers – at Hogmanay tribute to 70th Festival

The 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh Festival are to be heralded at the climax of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities, organisers revealed today.

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The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow. Picture: Thomas Annan

Exhibition sheds light on pioneering work of Scots photographers

Pictures by early champions of the art of photography in Scotland have gone on display in a collection of the first books to be illustrated using the nascent technology.

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Heinrich Steinmeyer in his SS uniform. Picture: SWNS

German PoW leaves £400k to Scottish village

A small Scottish village has been rewarded for the kindness shown to a former German prisoner of war after he left them nearly £400,000 in his will.

Historic Events
The Clydesdale Bank tower opened by Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the Glasgow Garden Festival in April 1988.

The Glasgow Garden Festival: A true legacy or a glorious failure?

For many the Glasgow Garden Festival is fondly remembered for the Coca-Cola Roller roller coaster, new developments in the city and a turning point in the history of Glasgow, but did the Festival really have a lasting legacy?

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