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Scottish Women in Science

Scottish Women in Science   Scotland has a rich history of scientific achievements and Scottish women have played a pivotal role in shaping these accomplishments. From groundbreaking discoveries to innovative research, … Continue reading

New Year Traditions from Around the World

New Year Traditions from Around the World A lump of coal just won’t cut it anymore. I need a more carbon-neutral gift to take to my neighbours at New Year, … Continue reading

Scottish New Year Traditions

Scottish New Year Traditions An old Scottish New Year tradition was First Footing – all you had to do was grab a lump of coal and a bottle of whisky … Continue reading

A History of St Andrew’s Day

St Andrews Day  Today is our patron saint’s day! St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. Although 30th November is not a national holiday, there will be various celebrations … Continue reading

National Tree Week

National Tree Week This year National Tree Week . It runs from 25th November until 3rd December and marks the start of the tree planting season. It’s a chance for … Continue reading

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week   1-7 November 2023   This week marks Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland, raising awareness and understanding. Dyslexia and how people experience or deal with it are … Continue reading

A History of Halloween

A History of Halloween Origins of Halloween The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Celebrated from around 2,000 years ago. Samhain is … Continue reading

Apple Day: A Brief History of The Apple

Apple Day: A Brief History of The Apple Okay, it was bad news for Snow White, but for most people, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It must … Continue reading

Libraries Week 2023

Libraries Week 2023 Libraries Week is an annual celebration held to promote the best that libraries have to offer. This year, Libraries Week becomes Green Libraries Week! From the 2nd … Continue reading

Saving the Red Squirrel

Saving the Red Squirrel Across the planet conservationists battle to save species from extinction due to habitat loss and invasive species. It’s no different here in Scotland with a successful … Continue reading

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