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Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival was the inspired idea of Rudolf Bing, then the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh. It was established in 1947 as a world class cultural event to bring together audiences and artists from around the world. As such a…

Pipe Bands Championships, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Hosted by The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Bangor will be hosting the Pipe Band Championships. The RSPBA is the recognised Centre of Excellence for the promotion and development of Pipe Band Music internationally. With over 40 bands and 50 Drum Majors competing at this event, it is impressive to spectate and a fantastic day out for all the family.…

Advanced Limes Applications

The project develops digital technologies and content for mobile applications to interpret the World Heritage Site Frontiers of Roman Empire, focusing on the Antonine Wall in Scotland and the Raetian Limes in Bavaria. Supported by the Creative Europe programme, the project involves partners from Austria, Germany and the UK.

European Year of Cultural Heritage – Launch in Scotland

This Monday, Scotland will be holding its Launch for the European Union for Cultural Heritage in Edinburgh. Around 150 organisations have been invited to represent their work and commitment to the Scottish contribution to cultural heritage and the European wide project. Entertainment will be presented by Innis Carson who will play the anthem of the European commission: Ode to Joy. (This will…

Glasgow’s Traditional Shopfronts

The Architectural Heritage of Society of Scotland is holding a tour of Glasgow’s traditional Shopfronts. Participants will be guided by Iain Wotherspoon along the city pavements, illustrating some of our finest (and under-rated) streetscape assets of Glasgow. Among our Victorian and Edwardian shopfronts, Glasgow has a unique character on the European stage. The day will explore topics including researching shopfronts,…

William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is holding a lecture with Louisa Humm on the “William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745.” Louisa Humm will look backwards to investigate how William Adam’s garden designs related to contemporary and earlier fashions in Scottish and English garden design. This lecture will also lay out Adam’s contribution to European cultural heritage. This…

The Challenges to Conservation

Fort George is one of the mightiest artillery fortifications in Britain, but its defences are no match to the power of Mother Nature. A weary traveller will always have something to behold in the Scottish isles. This home nation has always been fortunate that it is rich in archaeological treasures and natural beauty, but in recent months there has been…