Month: August 2014

Knockhill To Celebrate Circuit And Forth Road Bridge Anniversary

Thursday 21st August  from 9.30am to 11am With just over a week to go until the Homecoming Scotland-backed Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting at Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland’s National Motor Sport Centre, plans are all set for an amazing pre-event parade of race cars over the iconic Forth Road Bridge. Jim Clark 50th Anniversary and British Touring Cars Parade over the Forth Road Bridge - Thursday 21st August at 11am It’s the 50th Anniversary of Jim Clark winning the BTCC title and to celebrate this and the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge,...

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Culross Festival 2014

Building on the success of last year Culross Festival has produced an exciting programme of events with music at the heart of it, using the unique venues in our historic village. New for 2014 is a drama production, God’s Official using the converted stables as a unique venue. A comedy by Robert Farquhar, this will be our opening event on the evening of Thursday 14 August. The music begins on Friday 15 August in the Royal Tent on the Village Green.   The Grand Ceilidh will be danced to the excellent  ‘The Jiggers’ ceilidh band – and the ever popular...

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GEMMA CAIRNEY UNLOCKS THE DOOR TO TIA MARIA DARK ROOM Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Gemma Cairney is so used to being the heart and soul of the party - be that on her early morning radio show, in the weirdest corners of a festival or among her own friends - that she’s decided to take the revelry on the road and up to Scotland.   With the Commonwealth Games now come to a close, Gemma Cairney is taking her Tia Maria Dark Room to the Scottish capital instead. Aiming to “celebrate the best bits of a girls’...

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Downfield Delight as Robb Claims Fairstone Scottish Amateur Title

Meldrum House’s Chris Robb tonight claimed his biggest amateur title, the Fairstone Scottish Amateur Championship at Downfield, and made it three-wins-in-a-row on home soil in 2014.   The 23-year-old saw off the challenge of Glenbervie’s Graeme Robertson 4&3 in their 36-hole final, played out in difficult, wet conditions over the superb former Open qualifying venue in Dundee.   Having won the East of Scotland Championship at the end of June and then the Cameron Corbett Vase on the Scottish Golf Union’s Men’s Order of Merit, Robb put the seal on a superb month’s golf after securing the nation’s flagship...

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Nature’s Beloved Son

Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy A major new exhibition has opened at John Muir’s Birthplace and the Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, on the High Street. This is a unique opportunity to see John Muir’s American botanical collection displayed for the first time in Scotland and in the town that inspired his love of nature. It brings together prints of Muir’s plant specimens, drawings and journal notes with herbarium specimens from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh including one collected by John Muir himself.  The exhibition includes activities for families and John Muir Award project work. Each print celebrates...

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