STGA member Kenneth Bramham was honoured and delighted to be asked to join the judging panel for the Best Visitor Attraction Experience for two areas: Lothian and Borders and Central, Fife and Tayside at this year’s awards. The former was won by Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions and the latter by The Helix, Home of the Kelpies.
‘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.
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.