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
It was a tough competition to be the winner. The public voted out their favourite menu- decided the winner. This competition was the first ever St Andrew’s Day Menu Competition. And, top Scottish chef Craig Wilson has been crowned the winner.
Following a Scotland-wide search Chef Wilson beat off competition from six other culinary talents in a public vote for the national title – ‘Scotland’s St Andrew’s Day Menu 2011′. “St Andrew’s Day is a great time in Scotland, when people come together and celebrate all that is great about the country. During this event, you’ll come across as many as St. Andrews Restaurants and other eateries with their best offer for visitors. 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.
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