Like a pearl, until it has given the final touch to shine like those beautiful ones we wear, it wont look the same as its origin. until then, no one recognise its real value. Often what happens is, the valuables are hidden or not recognised by others. It is the same with the history of any country. No one will be interested in it until, it has given any importance. Now, it’s the time for Scotland to dust out its history, which has for too long been hidden in a sort of national attic. From 17 to 30 November, Scotland celebrates it’s history festival.
Scotland History now shines up and is given place in glorious shops windows. If you are a history buff, this is the best chance to turn those less historically well-endowed parts of the world green with envy. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, Scotland has produced more history that it can domestically consume, and to quote Max Bialystock, if you’ve got it, just flaunt it.
The event has got a fabulous treasure just waiting to be rediscovered, from the joyous ribaldry of a 16th century poetic slanging match to an exploration of the food and drink the country have consumed over the centuries. The organisers even have got a huge historical canvas to clean and evaluate with the help of the most brilliant historians.
Scotland’s history festival was created to bring the history out into the streets. The event aims to bring the history made by Scotland’s people closer to Scotland’s people.
The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games to take place in the great city of London has put off many visitors and tourists, who had planned and is planning for a sight-seeing visit. The reasons behind this is said to be the perception of congestion and higher prices. Scotland tourism has seen this as an advantage to boost its marketing activities to draw more visitors to the country.
The official website of Scotland is seem to tactically target those looking to get away from the South East during London Olympics 2012. Visitors to the Olympics or other major events were primarily drawn by the event itself, and could displace “normal” tourists who could be discouraged by perceptions of congestion and inflated prices for accommodation and other services. This has also given more chance for hoteliers and travel businesses in Scotland to surplus their marketing. Continue reading
Scotland is getting ready to welcome visitors with more leisure attractions than ever before, as St Andrews Day and other Winter Festivals are on the line. The city is offering free or discounted offers to the public. Scotland’s Winter Festivals begin with St Andrew’s Day on November 30 and includes Scotland’s Hogmanay celebrations on December 31, culminating with Burns night on January 25.
On the weekend of November 26 and 27 and on St Andrew’s Day (November 30), Scots and Scots at heart can make the most of this year’s special offers, as well as join the celebrations taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St Andrews and East Lothian. Those who would like to book for or take part in various activities in Scotland, can opt for best ones. Smartphone users can also download a new St Andrew’s Day app which will provide them with events information both in Scotland and the rest of the world. Take a look the offers given below. Continue reading