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Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon (downtown Edinburgh) – this marathon takes place during one of the biggest weekends on the Scottish running scene. With its fast and flat route, the marathon in Scotland’s capital city is among the fastest in the world and a perfect choice for runners chasing a personal best. And Edinburgh was recently voted the […]

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festiva

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (various locations within Edinburgh) – held annually in late July, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival was set up in 1978 by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Mike’s initial focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events taking place for free admission in pubs. By the mid-80’s the Festival had […]

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Edinburgh International Film

Edinburgh International Film Festival (various locations within Edinburgh) – held in late June every year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled […]

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Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival (downtown Edinburgh) – held throughout the month of August, the Edinburgh International Festival has been connecting audiences and artists for over sixty years. Founded in 1947, the Festival grew out of the rubble of the Second World War with the aim of providing ‘a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’ […]

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Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon (31 Market Street, Edinburgh) – this theater production is the ultimate thrill-filled adventure through Scotland’s murky past, going back 1,000 years. Spectators come face-to-face with sinister characters from Scotland’s gruesome past, including murderous twosome Burke and Hare and Scotland’s Warrior Hero William Wallace. Experience the ghostly presence on Mary King’s Close, the fearsome […]

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Cowal Highland Gathering

Cowal Highland Gathering (54 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon, Argyll) – held annually in late August, the Cowal Highland Gathering is the biggest, most spectacular Highland games in the world. It’s renowned for its unique atmosphere, world-class competitors, beautiful Highland location and spine-tingling salute to the Chieftain. With a mix of Highland dancing, pipe bands, traditional wrestling, […]

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Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games (Hampden Park, Glasgow) — from 23 July to 3 August 2014, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow as it hosts the XX Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games have been a permanent fixture in sport since the first was held in Canada all the way back in 1930. Edinburgh played host […]

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Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links (20 Links Parade, Carnoustie, Angus) – this is a historic golf complex that was established back in 1850. It actually has three courses (totaling 54 holes)(par 72). This complex is part of the Open Championship circuit, and other events have been held there, such as the Women’s British Open, and the Senior […]

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The Thistles Shopping Centre

The Thistles Shopping Centre (Goosecroft Road, Stirling) – located nearly an hour west of Edinburgh (via route M9), this shopping center has 90 retailers, such as BHS, Boots, Clarks, Debenhams, H&M, HMV, River Island, Superdry, Topman, Zara, and others.

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Stirling Arcade

Stirling Arcade (The Stirling Arcade, King Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire) – this Victorian shopping center is located near Stirling railway station (an hour northwest from Edinburgh) and houses 15 local & regional stores. An impressive-looking Victorian shopping arcade that goes back to 1882, the Stirling Arcade has been an important downtown hub in downtown Stirling for […]