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The Beltane Fire Festival

By Kirsty McIntyre

It's a running joke in Scotland that summer is our favourite day of the year, but that doesn't stop us from trying to encourage it!

The Execution of Tom Aitkenhead

By Sophie

This is the story of young Tom Aitkenhead. A Scottish medical student who, at 20 years old, was the last person in Britain to be executed for Blasphemy.

Folklore Friday - Borthwick Castle and the Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots

By Sophie

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at Borthwick Castle and the Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots.

The Story of Greyfriars Bobby

By Sophie

This is the story of Greyfriars Bobby...

When Scotland Welcomes Christmas

By Sophie

We've had Halloween and Bonfire Night, but now it's time to dust off the stockings, choose that tree and get ourselves prepared for the largest celebration of the year.

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.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

By Sophie

One of the most iconic Edinburgh institutions, this sellout event occurs annually and marks the opening of the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A mixture of music, dance and precision display with pipes and drums, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is not something to be missed. No Military Tattoo would be complete without Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes, singers and the iconic Lone Piper against a stunning Edinburgh Castle backdrop.

The Beltane Fire Festival

By Sophie

On the 30th April, the annual Beltane Fire Festival will take place. Dancers with fire in their hands and lashings of paint on their bodies, will take the annual journey, up Calton Hill in Edinburgh, to celebrate the beginning of the summer season.