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
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
Old Pulteney was crowned World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2012 Whisky Bible. It is a single malt distilled in one of Scotland’s most remote distilleries. The Whisky expert Mr. Murray named it as the world’s best whisky.
The 21-year-old single malt scored a record-equalling 97.5 points out of 100. The whisky is matured in American oak casks and bottled at the Pulteney distillery in Wick, Caithness. It took Mr Murray to taste more than 1,200 new drams before deciding on the winner. Take in for a Scotch Whisky experience in Edinburgh. Continue reading