The Battle of Bannockburn

‘Bannockburn’ was a key battle in Scottish history. This article for Scotland’s Year of Stories will summarise the importance of the battle while also explaining how visitors to Scotland, as well as Scots themselves, can relive the experience in the town of Bannockburn, nowadays part of the city of Stirling in central Scotland.

Tartan Day

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on 6 April, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. It originated in Canada in the mid-1980s and then spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s.

International Bagpipe Day

The 10th of March has been chosen by The Bagpipe Society to be a day to celebrate the world’s bagpipes and piping traditions when, since 2012, on International Bagpipe Day – Great Bagpipe Convergence – pipers anywhere are invited to go out at noon local time, play their pipes, and then post a photo or video on the Society Facebook page.

Edinburgh Doors Open Days Tall Tales Walking Tours

Tall Tales walking tours return for Doors Open Day 2021! Enjoy amazing stories behind some of Edinburgh’s wonderful statues on an easy 90-minute guided walk with an STGA Blue Badge Guide.

Glasgow Stories Walking Tours

Explore the two faces of one of Europe’s great cities with our new Glasgow city centre walking tour. Delve into its dark heart, and glory in the genius that has sprung from the banks of the River Clyde, with your professional Blue Badge tourist guide.

‘Tall Tales’ Edinburgh Walking Tours

Join Edinburgh STGA guides on a fascinating tour looking at the amazing and sometimes controversial stories behind some of the iconic statues in Edinburgh’s beautiful World Heritage city centre.


SCOTLAND’S FOOTBALL FANS ARE READY FOR ‘EURO 2020’ ‘Euro 2020’ kicks off, at last Scotland’s men’s team qualified for Euro 2020*, the international football tournament featuring Europe’s top teams. Their their kick-off is set for 14th June 2021 against the … Continued

Tour and Discover LGBTQ+ Scotland

Tour and Discover LGBTQ+ Scotland Celebrating Scotland’s diverse history is what we Scottish Tourist Guides do best! And with the aim of not confining certain groups’ stories to particular days or months of the year, here is a glimpse into … Continued


Jacobitism was a largely 17th- and 18th-century movement that supported the restoration of the House of Stuart to the British throne. The name Jacobite is derived from Jacobus, the Latin version of James. When James II and VII was forced … Continued

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