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Folklore Friday - The Bean Nighe

By Sophie

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Bean Nighe.

Folklore Friday - The Wizard of West Bow

By Sophie Carracher

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Wizard of West Bow.

The Wackiest Scottish Traditions in History

By Sophie

Today we're looking at some of the wackiest Scottish traditions. From Haggis Hurling to Coal Carrying us Scots know how to keep a weird tradition going, no matter how strange. Test your knowledge and see how many of these you know.

Tartan Tuesdays - Clan Carmichael

By Sophie

Forget Throwback Thursdays, here at Scotweb, we're doing Tartan Tuesdays! This week we look at the Carmichael tartan and learn about the history of the clan.

Doune Castle

By Sophie

If you haven't been to Doune Castle, you might still be strangely familiar with it, depending on your taste in film and TV. A popular filming location over the years, Doune Castle has featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander - to name a few.

The Royal National Mod

By Sophie

Each year, Gaelic language and Gaelic cultural heritage is celebrated at Scotland's premier Gaelic festival, the Royal National Mo'd. The event is famous for giving Gaelic speakers of all ages the opportunity to perform across a range of competitive disciplines and includes Gaelic music and song. There's also highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature so everyone can get involved.

Tartan Tuesdays - Clan Dundas

By Sophie

Forget Throwback Thursdays, here at Scotweb, we're doing Tartan Tuesdays! This week we look at the Dundas tartan and learn about the history of the clan.

Handfasting - A History

By Sophie

This week we're looking at Handfasting which is fast becoming a popular part of modern wedding ceremonies, especially with those who wish to celebrate their Scottish roots. The act of tying together a couples' hands in a symbolic gesture, that represents the joining of families and the union of the couple, Handfasting is seen as a highlight of many modern wedding ceremonies.

A Tale of the Ancient Crannogs

By Sophie

Never heard of a Crannog before? We love these ancient water dwellings and made it our mission to find out more...

The Story of Fast Castle

By Sophie

Last weekend we took a trip to the gorgeous Berwickshire countryside. We stopped to get our fix of Scottish history at Fast Castle, the ruined remains of a coastal fortress. Upon first sight, this dramatic location brings up all sorts of questions. From who once lived within Fast Castle's walls, to why and how it had come to be in this gruesome state.