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David Livingstone Birthplace reopens to the public

David Livingstone Birthplace reopens to the public

David Livingstone Birthplace in Blantyre has reopened its doors after four years, following a £9.1m regeneration project!

First Published: 28th July 2021
Applications now open for the Sound of Young Scotland Award

Applications now open for the Sound of Young Scotland Award

The Scottish Album of the Year Award introduce new award, with one young and emerging artist set to win £5000 to support creation of debut album.

First Published: 23rd July 2021
With less than 50 days to go, the countdown is on for cinch presents TRNSMT

With less than 50 days to go, the countdown is on for cinch presents TRNSMT

The countdown is on for Scotland's biggest music festival as an outstanding array of acts prepare to descend on Glasgow Green over the 10th - 12th September!

First Published: 23rd July 2021
Food and non alcoholic drink markets coming to Hamilton

Food and non alcoholic drink markets coming to Hamilton

Food and non-alcoholic drink producers are being invited to attend a series of markets in Hamilton next month.

First Published: 16th July 2021
Work starts on major new cycling project

Work starts on major new cycling project

Work has started on a community-led project to inspire everyone to cycle for leisure, commuting and sport.

First Published: 16th July 2021
Museum landscaping work receives much needed funding boost

Museum landscaping work receives much needed funding boost

David Livingstone Birthplace has received a huge selection of bedding plants and climbers from Asda Blantyre to help complete external landscaping works ahead of reopening on July 28th!

First Published: 14th July 2021
Doors Open Days will return in September with a programme of in person and online events and activities

Doors Open Days will return in September with a programme of in person and online events and activities

2021 marks the 32nd year of Doors Open Days, a festival that sees organisations and volunteers offer free access to sites and events across Scotland.

First Published: 12th July 2021
National Trust for Scotland: Step it up for Culloden challenge

National Trust for Scotland: Step it up for Culloden challenge

The team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield have set a challenge to the public - and to themselves - to step up to protect the battlefield.

First Published: 12th July 2021
Scottish Friendly Childrens Book Tour Summer Competition

Scottish Friendly Childrens Book Tour Summer Competition

To help make reading fun this summer, author and illustrator Cressida Cowell is helping the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour launch a magical competition with some amazing book prizes.

First Published: 10th July 2021
Historic Hamilton pub to close for major refurbishment

Historic Hamilton pub to close for major refurbishment

An historic Hamilton pub is to receive a stunning £150,000 refurbishment to give it a new lease of life and broaden its appeal.

First Published: 6th July 2021
Runrig announce preorder release date of music documentary There Must Be A Place

Runrig announce preorder release date of music documentary There Must Be A Place

Runrig fans and music lovers can look forward to a unique insight into rock and folk history when the much-anticipated documentary There Must Be A Place is released on Friday 29th October.

First Published: 1st July 2021
Entertainment tops the bill at Glasgow Green Fan Zone

Entertainment tops the bill at Glasgow Green Fan Zone

It's still game on at the official UEFA EURO 2020 Fan Zone at Glasgow Green, with a host of largely free activities to keep the whole family entertained until 11th July!

First Published: 30th June 2021
Local charity shop reopens in Bothwell

Local charity shop reopens in Bothwell

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is thrilled to announce the long-awaited re-opening of its boutique shop on Bothwell's main street on Thursday 8th July.

First Published: 30th June 2021
Glasgow treasures reopen to the public

Glasgow treasures reopen to the public

Two of Glasgow's best-loved properties, which give a glimpse of Glaswegian life through the ages, are re-opening to the public!

First Published: 30th June 2021
Merchant City Festival announces fun filled 2021 programme

Merchant City Festival announces fun filled 2021 programme

Merchant City Festival has launched its programme for this year's exciting long weekend of entertainment from Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th July 2021!

First Published: 28th June 2021
Gary: Tank Commander returns to entertain the troops!

Gary: Tank Commander returns to entertain the troops!

The SEC Armadillo have announced that the legendary Gary: Tank Commander is back by popular demand to entertain the troops in this year's wish-filled family pantomime, Aladdin!

First Published: 28th June 2021
BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise now underway in Paisley town centre

BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise now underway in Paisley town centre

Paisley First's BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise adventure is now underway in Paisley town centre!

First Published: 28th June 2021
Fun for the whole family at Glasgow Green Fan Zone

Fun for the whole family at Glasgow Green Fan Zone

As schools finish up for summer holidays, the UEFA EURO 2020 Fan Zone at Glasgow Green has a host of free activities to keep the whole family entertained until 11th July!

First Published: 25th June 2021
Go underground to taste the history of the national drink of Scotland

Go underground to taste the history of the national drink of Scotland

Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland and whisky brand The Glenlivet – two organisations with a long history – have joined forces for a special online event on 1 July.

First Published: 24th June 2021
Launch of Play Port sees Port Dundas become thrilling playground of activity!

Launch of Play Port sees Port Dundas become thrilling playground of activity!

Play Port – an exciting new collaboration between three of Glasgow's leading urban sports attractions – has launched today!

First Published: 24th June 2021
cinch presents TRNSMT Festival is back for the part of the summer!

cinch presents TRNSMT Festival is back for the part of the summer!

cinch presents TRNSMT will finally return to Glasgow Green from 10th – 12th September, following a year without live music in Scotland, for a festival weekend like no other!

First Published: 23rd June 2021
Riverside Museum celebrates 10 incredible years since opening

Riverside Museum celebrates 10 incredible years since opening

Ten years ago Riverside Museum opened in Glasgow to much critical and public acclaim.

First Published: 22nd June 2021
The Bark of Ayrshire immortalised in bronze

The Bark of Ayrshire immortalised in bronze

Canine celebrities Olive & Mabel, joined their owner Andrew Cotter at the Poet's Path in Alloway this week to meet another doggie duo, The Twa Dogs!

First Published: 22nd June 2021
World Refugee Day to be celebrated as part of cultural programme of events at Glasgow Fan Zone

World Refugee Day to be celebrated as part of cultural programme of events at Glasgow Fan Zone

Declan Welsh & the Decadent West have been added to the line-up for the special World Refugee Day concert taking place at Glasgow Green this afternoon!

First Published: 20th June 2021
Nicola Benedetti and Iona Fyfe get behind Make Music Day Scotland this summer

Nicola Benedetti and Iona Fyfe get behind Make Music Day Scotland this summer

Hybrid of in-person and online events planned in Scotland and across the UK to mark the global, annual celebration of music!

First Published: 17th June 2021
New walking tour app helps Glasgow get back on its feet!

New walking tour app helps Glasgow get back on its feet!

From the latest graffiti murals to historic female icons that shaped Glasgow, get yourself outside this summer with the help of the new Glasgow Walking Tours app!

First Published: 16th June 2021
First Scottish Dance Band online concert series to launch this month

First Scottish Dance Band online concert series to launch this month

The first ever Scottish Dance Band online concert series is set to launch this month under the watchful eye of musician and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Gary Innes.

First Published: 16th June 2021
UKSE and Wee Write festival to spark a love for learning in Cambuslang pupils

UKSE and Wee Write festival to spark a love for learning in Cambuslang pupils

More than 200 pupils from schools across Cambuslang are set to attend the virtual Wee Write! book festival this summer, thanks to continued support from UKSE.

First Published: 15th June 2021
Mackies of Scotland and National Trust for Scotland announce partnership to get families exploring this summer

Mackies of Scotland and National Trust for Scotland announce partnership to get families exploring this summer

Families are invited to reconnect with the National Trust for Scotland properties they love, uncover clues as they explore and receive a delicious Mackie’s chocolate treat for their efforts.

First Published: 11th June 2021
People across Scotland urged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease

People across Scotland urged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease

Scots are being encouraged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease, as research reveals almost half of adults who have met up with others have found it more overwhelming than expected.

First Published: 11th June 2021

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