Posts Tagged ‘ Scotlands Homecoming ’

May is Scotland’s Whisky Month

Apr 27th, 2009 | By

As part of the big Scottish Homecoming initiative, this Friday, May 1st, sees the start of Whisky Month. There are 30 events during may scattered right throughout Scotland kicking off on May 1st with the 10 day Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. This year, the Speyside is celebrating it’s 10th birthday so they have pushed the boat out over the event ending with Capercaille and firework display at Abelour on the 9th to complete the festival.The month ends with the Islay Malt and Music Festival
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Burns Night & Burns Year

Jan 25th, 2009 | By

Last night was Burns Night, the evening when Scots all over the world get together and celebrate the poetry and Scotland of their national poet Robert Burns.But today, 25th January is also the 250th anniversary of his birth in Alloway, near Ayr. Coincidentally or by design, his birth starts amost year long celebration of things Scottish called Homecoming which runs until St Andrew’s Day on November 30th. (see more at www.justabouttravel.net/en_scotlands_homecoming_year.php)Not much of a farmer and a bit of a womaniser, he proved to be
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