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Folklore Friday - The Fachan

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

Happy Birthday Ewan McGregor!

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The 31st of March marks Ewan McGregor's 46th Birthday. A Scottish actor born in Perth, McGregor has filled our screens since 1993. From Star Wars to Trainspotting, he has played some impressive and contrasting roles...

Folklore Friday - The Brahan Seer

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

Tartan Tuesdays - Clan Borthwick

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

A nod to Alloa

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The Alloa Half Marathon is more than just a running event. For 35 years, it has provided it's runners an outlet to raise money for charities close to their hearts and to achieve personal running goals. Encouraged by the organisers, runners can tell their stories, enriching other racers. Take a look on the Alloa Half Marathon facebook page for some heartwarming and inspiring stories.

As if this wasn't enough reason to visit this picturesque Scottish town, we've compiled a short selection of interesting facts about Alloa throughout history.

Folklore Friday - The Boobrie

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

St Patrick's Day

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On the 17th of March, the Irish and Irish-at-heart will don green attire, and shamrocks, and take to the pubs and bars to celebrate St Patrick's Day! From formal banquets and gatherings to street parades and pub trips, everyone celebrates this famous day differently. The concept, however, remains the same - to have fun and celebrate everything Irish!

Tartan Tuesdays - The Anderson Clan

By Sophie 7 months ago 632 Views No comments

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

Wool Culture at the Dornoch Fibre Fest

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For the eighth year running, Dornoch will hold their annual Fibre Festival. A celebration of all things woolly and knitted, Fiber Fest is a chance for knitting lovers and wool fans to come together. From classes in spinning, felting, knitting and tweed handbag-making, the weekend is sure to be a busy one! You can even take part in the cushion competition, where you can used mixed-media to compete with your very own unique cushion design. With Hobbycraft vouchers and a special prize from the Shetland Sheep Society up for grabs, make your cushion ideas a reality now!

A View with a Difference

By Sophie 7 months ago 984 Views No comments

Travelling for 4,500 miles from the U.S, Erin Garrett was visiting Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands, when she stopped to capture the stunning scenery. The majestic peak of Buachaile Etive Mor had caught her eye and she was set on taking a photo to capture the dramatic landscape.

As she whipped out her camera, a rather confident stag approached her and stuck his nose right in front of her lense.

Continuing her photoshoot, Erin captured a set of comical photographs as a result. As the stag becomes more confident, his face gets much closer to the camera, and looks to be smiling into the camera, his antlers obstructing the intended view behind him.

Garrett, who comes from Tulsa in Oklahoma, travels to Scotland every summer to explore and take photographs.

Sharing the amusing sequence of photos on facebook, she captioned it "Right - there's my piccy of Buachaille Etive Mor photobombed."

Garrett said: "It was the funniest thing the way that stag kept flirting with me. He even kissed me".