A Graduation Celebration for new Blue Badge Guides

VisitScotland executive director of industry and destination development Rob Dickson presented qualification certificates to graduates from the class of 2020 and 2022, in a ceremony at the historic 16th century Riddle’s Court in Edinburgh.

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.

STGA takes part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association has launched a year-long programme of storytelling to demonstrate their skills as well as trying to encourage more people to visit Scotland. 2022 has been designated as Scotland’s Year of Stories by tourism body VisitScotland … Continued

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