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
Glasgow, one of the major cities of Scotland has found its place among the other 45 most desirable cities listed by New York Times. And, the city of Glasgow comes in the 12th position beating the South Pole and outer space to be named as the 12th most desirable place to visit.
The paper listed Panama as its No1 destination, while London, Wales and Birmingham also featured. It paid tribute to Glasgow by praising the Transport Museum on the Clyde. Visitors on a tour to the city can opt to stay in the best Glasgow Hotels of choice. 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
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