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Seven more summer dates announced for exclusive outdoor glamping festival Capers in Cannich

Seven more summer dates announced for exclusive outdoor glamping festival Capers in Cannich

Capers in Cannich – Scotland's first festival created specifically in response to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines – has announced it will run for eight weekends in total across the summer.

First Published: 12th May 2021
Dobbies teams up with Butterfly Conservation in its latest podcast episode

Dobbies teams up with Butterfly Conservation in its latest podcast episode

Dobbies has launched the latest episode of its popular podcast, this time in collaboration with Butterfly Conservation to hear more about its ‘Nurture for Nature’ campaign.

First Published: 7th May 2021
Significant funding boost for South Lanarkshire leisure centre

Significant funding boost for South Lanarkshire leisure centre

A total of £9 million has been earmarked by South Lanarkshire Council to improve sport and leisure facilities in Larkhall.

First Published: 7th May 2021
The Alona Hotel hosts Daffodil Tea in aid of Marie Curie

The Alona Hotel hosts Daffodil Tea in aid of Marie Curie

Visitors enjoying afternoon tea at The Glasshouse Restaurant at The Alona Hotel this May, will be helping to raise much-needed funds for Marie Curie.

First Published: 5th May 2021
Repair work begins at iconic landmark

Repair work begins at iconic landmark

Work is underway to repair the roof of one of South Lanarkshire's most significant cultural landmarks.

First Published: 30th April 2021
Kevin Quantum, Flaming Canonballs at Edinburgh Castle stunt

Kevin Quantum, Flaming Canonballs at Edinburgh Castle stunt

At 1pm today (Thursday 29th April), the global premiere of a daring stunt at Edinburgh Castle by scientist and magician Kevin Quantum was unveiled on YouTube.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Theme Park unveils coffee shop redesign with Bistro @ The Loch

Theme Park unveils coffee shop redesign with Bistro @ The Loch

A popular coffee shop located at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park in Strathclyde Park is set to reopen with a complete redesign and a brand new menu, under the name Bistro @ The Loch.

First Published: 29th April 2021
Help save your local charity shop

Help save your local charity shop

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's much-loved stores are urgently appealing to people in the local community to volunteer their time and help keep the store running.

First Published: 28th April 2021
What a BREWtiful sight: Aldi unveils line up for Spring Scottish Beer Festival

What a BREWtiful sight: Aldi unveils line up for Spring Scottish Beer Festival

Aldi has revealed the line-up for its annual Scottish beer festival, which will showcase 30 exceptional craft beers from thirteen breweries across the country, with prices starting at just £1.39!

First Published: 28th April 2021
Flip Out Glasgow jumps back into action!

Flip Out Glasgow jumps back into action!

Scotland's biggest trampoline and adventure park has officially re-opened with a host of new safety measures designed to keep people safe when Flipping Out.

First Published: 27th April 2021
Does your property have what it takes to be Home of the Year

Does your property have what it takes to be Home of the Year

Scotland is full of beautiful, surprising and absolutely unique homes... but do they have what it takes to be Home of the Year?

First Published: 17th July 2018
Dobbies hosts great pizza virtual event with Ooni Pizza Ovens

Dobbies hosts great pizza virtual event with Ooni Pizza Ovens

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has announced a free, exclusive virtual event with Ooni Pizza Ovens, to share top tips on making great pizza with keen cooks across the UK.

First Published: 27th April 2021
The Malt Whisky Trail prepares warm welcome for UK whisky lovers

The Malt Whisky Trail prepares warm welcome for UK whisky lovers

The Malt Whisky Trail prepares for the welcome return of whisky lovers from across the UK with the easing of travel restrictions across Scotland.

First Published: 26th April 2021
Scottish Opera celebrates 50 years of pioneering Outreach and Education work

Scottish Opera celebrates 50 years of pioneering Outreach and Education work

To celebrate the 50th anniversary year of its Outreach and Education programme, Scottish Opera announces new projects to connect with communities across Scotland!

First Published: 26th April 2021
XSite Braehead reveals plans for the ease of lockdown

XSite Braehead reveals plans for the ease of lockdown

Popular leisure destination, XSite Braehead, is opening its doors and welcoming back customers following the recent Government announcement that Scotland is to move to Level three on 26th April.

First Published: 23rd April 2021
Edinburgh Castle hosts world premiere of spectacular stunt by scientist and magician Kevin Quantum

Edinburgh Castle hosts world premiere of spectacular stunt by scientist and magician Kevin Quantum

Thousands around the world expected to gather online on 29th April at 1pm to watch internationally acclaimed performer attempt daring stunt at Edinburgh Castle.

First Published: 22nd April 2021
Revolutionary free online learning tool for Scottish pupils unveiled

Revolutionary free online learning tool for Scottish pupils unveiled

A digital learning platform, designed to support all teenage pupils across Scotland with their education launched on Wednesday 21 April.

First Published: 22nd April 2021
Due to demand, theme park extends opening dates for its new outdoor adventure zone

Due to demand, theme park extends opening dates for its new outdoor adventure zone

It only opened at the beginning of the month, but the new outdoor adventure zone at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park has proved so popular that opening times have been extended!

First Published: 20th April 2021
Final push for Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre

Final push for Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre

The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Hamilton and Blantyre, draws to a close.

First Published: 20th April 2021
The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August has been cancelled

The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August has been cancelled

The event, which would normally attract around 200 bands from around the world to compete, is expected to return to Glasgow in 2022.

First Published: 19th April 2021
Limited season passes available for theme park!

Limited season passes available for theme park!

With restrictions starting to ease and more activities reopening, now is the perfect time to purchase a Season Pass for M&D’s Scotland's Theme Park!

First Published: 19th April 2021
Enjoy a holiday steeped in history at Rowallan Castle

Enjoy a holiday steeped in history at Rowallan Castle

For anyone looking for a holiday steeped in history then look no further than Old Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire.

First Published: 17th April 2021
Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre raises a further funds for Kilbryde Hospice

Beat the Street Hamilton and Blantyre raises a further funds for Kilbryde Hospice

The Beat the Street challenge taking place in Hamilton and Blantyre has now exceeded its third charity target, raising a further £100 for Kilbryde Hospice!

First Published: 14th April 2021
Cumbernauld Theatre seeks community opinions

Cumbernauld Theatre seeks community opinions

Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is reaching out to the communities of North Lanarkshire to understand the needs, interests, and challenges of the last 12 months.

First Published: 14th April 2021
Tickets now on sale for some of the top visitor attractions in Scotland

Tickets now on sale for some of the top visitor attractions in Scotland

Scotland’s most famous historic heritage sites, including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, are getting set to lower their drawbridges!

First Published: 14th April 2021
The Big Lunch is back!

The Big Lunch is back!

The Big Lunch returns from 5th June, encouraging communities to come together to support each other after a challenging year.

First Published: 14th April 2021
Scottish Ballet announces two new dance films, created in collaboration with people living with neurological conditions

Scottish Ballet announces two new dance films, created in collaboration with people living with neurological conditions

Scottish Ballet has unveiled two new dance films created in collaboration with people living with Parkinson's, MS and dementia, as part of their creative engagement project Haud Close.

First Published: 13th April 2021
Families encouraged to step in the right direction this spring

Families encouraged to step in the right direction this spring

Scottish walking charity, Paths For All, shares ten ways to add fun activities to the familiar family stroll!

First Published: 13th April 2021
Dobbies launch new award to find best young gardeners in UK

Dobbies launch new award to find best young gardeners in UK

Dobbies has announced the launch of its first-ever ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards, to find the UK’s best and most dedicated gardeners, including children and young people.

First Published: 12th April 2021
Special offer as gyms prepare to reopen

Special offer as gyms prepare to reopen

As lockdown restrictions ease, getting back to the gym is the top of many people's priority list.

First Published: 13th April 2021

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