Scotland on the web: Eager beavers, Scotland’s songs, Tartan Week, tracing your origins and Limmy

If you’re looking for something to do online, we can offer some help. Every fortnight, will bring you a selection of the best the Scottish content on the web.

Eager beavers

If you’re interested in nature, the Scottish Beavers blog is a must. Beavers are being reintroduced in Scotland in Argyll. The Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland are keeping a blog of the developments, featuring some fantastic videos of the beavers in their new homes.

Scotland’s songs

This site gives users the opportunity to work their way through the history of Scottish song, listening to clips along the way in Scots and Gaelic. The website includes some fascinating information about the history of music in the country, including ballads, love songs, work songs and Jacobite songs. It includes a number of songs that are designed specifically for children – such as clap yer handies, complete with written music and lyrics.

New York Tartan Week

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If you’re a Scottish expat in America, you might be interested in keeping up-to-date with one of the top Scottish events stateside. The New York Tartan Week site gives information about the various events, video clips of previous parades and the chance to get involved with the main attraction in December.

Trace your origins

Interested in history and want to find out more about a place or family member? allows you to search records between 1553 and 1875.

Cult comedy

And finally, he walked away with a Scottish BAFTA this week for his TV series, but Brian Limond is just as well known for his online antics. His site is not for the easily offended, but if you are into Limmy’s often bizarre brand of comedy, it’s certainly worth a look. The site includes some of Limmy’s online videos as well as some interactive toys.

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