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Historic Scottish Figures

August 13th, 2014

WILLIAM WALLACE Full Name: William Wallace Born: Date Unknown, Elderslie Died: 23rd August 1305, London Sir William Wallace was a Scottish landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He was a national hero who fought and died to free Scotland from English rule. He was taken to London […]

Traditional Scottish Foods

July 29th, 2014

Local food is something that many people avoid when travelling to different countries, with many not wanting to take the risk of trying something new. Scotland is famous for many things! One of which being its many famous dishes, which we would love for you to come and try. Here are 5 of our favourites […]

Scottish Film Locations

July 23rd, 2014

                This week the spotlight is on Scotland with the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow today, kicking things off with the Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park. This is set to be an exciting and busy week for the city and for the rest of Scotland – hopefully we […]

Loch Ness – 10 Fun Facts

June 30th, 2014

As we stated in our previous blog ‘5 places to visit in Scotland’ Loch Ness is a must see for anyone who is planning a visit to Scotland. Situated in the mesmerising location of the Great Glen just south of Inverness this beautiful view is one not to be missed and should definitely take pride […]

Celebrities with Scottish Ancestry

June 23rd, 2014

2.7 million Americans are reported to have Scottish ancestry – Have you ever wondered which of them are well known celebrities? We have been doing our research and discovered some famous names and faces which can trace their ancestors have to Scotland! Maybe you could be in the same bloodline as none other than Elvis […]

The Battle of Bannockburn

BLOODY. BRUTAL. BANNOCKBURN. In 1314 history was made and the fate of the Scottish nation changed forever This weekend marks the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (June 23–24, 1314) – a momentous battle in Scottish history where the Scots regained their independence and led by Robert the Bruce they defeated the English and […]

5 places to visit in Scotland

June 18th, 2014

If you are planning on coming home to Scotland soon then here are our top 5 picks on the places that you just must visit! Ben Nevis Ben Nevis, situated in Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland is the highest mountain in Great Britain. The mountain offers breathtaking views from both the summit and […]

Homecoming Symbolic Gestures

June 6th, 2014

As a part of your Homecoming ceremony there are many symbolic guestures that can be included to help turn your ceremony into a unique and authentic Scottish experience. Here’s two of our favourites: DRINKING FROM THE QUAICH The quaich is a traditional Scottish drinking vessel, said to b completely unique to the country with no […]

Highland Games

June 3rd, 2014

  Be all you Clan Be Scotland has a very long tradition and history when it comes to the Highland Games. It is believed that the games originated from Scottish Clans, having a much-anticipated ding-dong against each other in various competitive sporting events. Weaklings aside, the Clan Chiefs were always keen to select the best […]

What is a Homecoming Ceremony?

May 27th, 2014

Do you have family in Scotland? You may have been planning a trip to Scotland for that last few years but just can’t seem to find something interesting and just not that sure where to start? If you are interested in researching your family tree then we have got what you are looking for Fuze […]

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