Duke and Duchess of Rothesay star in The Beano!

Duke and Duchess of Rothesay star in The Beano!

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visited Dundee today and are set to be immortalised in this week’s edition of The Beano which will be on sale from tomorrow! The special edition sees the royal couple take a trip to Beanotown’s Bash Street School, where they encourage the young unruly pupils to eat their greens.Continue Reading

Happy World Whisky Day!

Happy World Whisky Day!

Today, Saturday 18th May 2013, marks the second World Whisky Day.  It is a day of global celebration for whisky and where better to celebrate it than the home of whisky, Scotland! World Whisky Day has been welcomed by the Scottish Parliament and is endorsed by VisitScotland, Scotch Whisky Experience and Heritage Centre and Scotland FoodContinue Reading

Celebrating 400 Years of Racing at Perth

Celebrating 400 Years of Racing at Perth

2013 sees Perth Racecourse celebrating 400 years of racing in Perth. As Perth Racecourse opened its gates for the beginning of the first meeting of 2013 last week racing stars from past and present were welcomed to the official opening of the Perth Racing History Museum. The mobile History Horsebox Museum features racing memorabilia celebratingContinue Reading

Support We Dundee!

Support We Dundee!

Dundee is one of 11 cities bidding to become the next UK City of Culture. Cultural agencies across the city are working together on the bid. The aim is to involve as many people who know Dundee – whether they live, work or study in the city or have just visited – and a websiteContinue Reading

New Season for Local Attractions

New Season for Local Attractions

Easter saw the launch of the new season for both Scone Palace and Glamis Castle.  Scone Palace re-opened for the summer season with a weekend of Easter family fun including hunts for Easter Eggs, Chicks and Bunnies hidden in the Palace grounds and Murray Star Maze along with the Galloway Antiques Fair. Scone Palace ended last season ranked asContinue Reading

Happy International Bagpipe Day From Fernbank Holiday Cottage!

Happy International Bagpipe Day From Fernbank Holiday Cottage!

Today is the second International Bagpipe Day.  It is a day to celebrate the world’s bagpipes and piping traditions.  With over 130  different kinds of bagpipe played worldwide, The Bagpipe Society invited pipers everywhere to organise local events – talks, lectures, school visits, museum events, pipers’  picnics, concerts, gigs, ceilidhs and folk bals.  At noon todayContinue Reading

Replicating the Story of Richard III in Perth?

Replicating the Story of Richard III in Perth?

As Leicester was plunged into the international spotlight with the discovery of Richard III’s remains recently will the same happen to Perth in a search for James I? James I was stabbed to death in a sewer in Perth in February 1437 but the exact location of his grave has been lost over time. MSP MurdoContinue Reading

Year of Natural Scotland in Rait, Perthshire

Year of Natural Scotland in Rait, Perthshire

Year of Natural Scotland 2013 is a chance for us to highlight Scotland’s great natural assets and celebrate our land of outstanding beauty. We invite you to come and celebrate Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty throughout 2013. From stunning natural and historic landscapes, surprising wildlife and delicious food & drink, you can find nature right here. SituatedContinue Reading

Fernbank’s take on what’s on in Perthshire 2013!

Fernbank’s take on what’s on in Perthshire 2013!

Fernbank lies in the heart of Perthshire and is just touching distance from a range of different events happening across the county in 2013.  Whether you’re interested in music festivals, outdoor pursuits or the arts there’s something for you! Perth Festival of the Arts is an annual event which takes place in May. It wasContinue Reading

Seasons Greetings from Rait!

Seasons Greetings from Rait!

Christmas and New Year will be a busy time for the villagers of Rait this year. On Christmas Eve, there will be a short Christmas celebration of the traditions of Rait Church and community at the ruins of the Rait Church. There will be a number of Christmas carols and readings by the younger membersContinue Reading