Now in its seventh year, the Film Festival (15 Feb – 26 Feb,2012) compiles a varied programme, pairing the latest efforts from Scots directors with classics from bygone eras. This year’s Film Festival includes a tribute to tap-dancing legend Gene Kelly, and a number of Scottish films, including an innovative screening of ‘Glasgow: Symphony of a City’, which incorporates a “live improvisation of sound and image”. The film festival will give the Glasgow Hotels a huge boost in their business as many participants and guests flock-in to the city. Continue reading
The report was released after a chart produced by PRS for Music – an association of composers, songwriters and music publishers – looked at 30 towns and cities, excluding London. The city of Glasgow and Edinburgh are also the most sought after ones by visitors on Scottish Tours. Continue reading
Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow reveals the world’s first ever interactive stained glass window. You can scan the 2D barcode in the window using a smartphone, and you are taken to a webpage explaining the designs and given information about the glass.
While the new glass is as modern as it can be, stained glass in Maryhill has a long history to narrate. It was in 1878, the then Burgh commissioned twenty stained glass windows to showcase the trades and industries of Maryhill. They were designed by the artist Stephen Adam, and have become known as the crown jewels of Maryhill. The Scotish Tours to the area can get you into the detailed historic experience of Maryhill Burgh Hall and around. Continue reading
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street in Edinburgh was re-opened to the public on Thursday, December 1 after a £17.6m renovation. The gallery received an average of more than 2,000 visitors per day and more than 10,000 after it’s re-opening.
Up until 2pm on Monday, December 5 a total of 11,186 people had passed through the doors after the gallery’s two year closure while work was carried out. This shows that, visitors were very much interested in this gallery and was waiting for it’s re-opening. The gallery runs many special events and activities here and will continue in the weeks to come. Those visitors who are on a holiday in Scotland must make sure that they do not miss this portrait gallery. Continue reading
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.