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How the Scots do Hogmanay

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If you've ever spent Hogmanay in Edinburgh, you'll know there is nothing quite like it. No one celebrates Hogmanay quite like the Scots do, but in Edinburgh, we really show the rest of the world how it's done. For three days the city fills with flocks of tourists, ready to see the new year in with a bang. As you walk through the city there are gigs and events dotted throughout, all beckoning for your attention.

Tradition of the Ancient Fireball Ceremony

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Perhaps the most unique of all Hogmanay celebrations, is that of the ancient fireball ceremony in Stonehaven. The idyllic fishing town, a mere 16 miles south of Aberdeen, hosts its annual Fireball Ceremony. This ancient celebration, of fire acrobatics, sees 60 locals parade the town streets, swinging the heavy fire-balls above their heads.

Tartan Tuesdays - The Wood Clan

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

A Christmas Tradition

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Did you know that in Scotland, Christmas was banned for nearly 400 years? This offers an explanation as to why we are so well equipped for our New Years celebrations, without having so many old Scottish Christmas traditions. The most interesting fact about current Scottish Christmas traditions, is that they haven't been around for very long, however there are many traditions before the ban came in to place.

Tartan Tuesdays - The Seton Clan

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

The Life and Work of Sir David Brewster

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This week we celebrate the birthday and work of Sir David Brewster, who created the kaleidoscope.

Happy 100th Birthday Kirk Douglas!

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As a special nod to the impressive film icon, Kirk Douglas, on his 100th Birthday, we bring you a special Douglas Tartan Friday!

Tradition of the Quaich

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quiach /kwex/ pronounced: kw-ay-ch
derived from Gaelic cuach 'cup'

It is hard to guess from its appearance exactly what a quaich is. Indeed, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was a small decorative bowl with little other purpose, beyond being aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the quaich has a much more interesting beginning than that of a posh ornament.

Tartan Tuesdays - The MacDowall Clan

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

A Tweed Tale

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In the spirit of our Tweed-themed competition this month, we thought we would bring you some facts about Tweed! This durable fabric is a popular Brittish textile, found in outdoor clothing and historical musical instruments. Read this weeks article to find out more!