Month: March 2015

An interview with Derren Brown

Derren Brown is back on the road with his latest tour, Miracle. He’s a magician, illusionist and mentalist but Derren Brown has made his name as the ultimate enigma. After over a decade captivating audiences up and down the country, Brown still jumps at the chance to perform live. “Oh I love it,” he grins. “This is my 13th year of touring, six months every year so I love it. TV can be fun too - with my Apocalypse show a few years ago it was amazing to be sitting back watching it all unfold; as this guy goes...

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Scone Palace Crowned Scotland’s Top Rural Tourist Destination

Scone Palace scooped the top accolade for tourism in the “Rural Oscars” last night, taking the Rural Tourism Award at the annual Countryside Alliance Awards which were held at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The crowning place of The Kings of Scots, the popular visitor attraction fought off stiff competition from 18 other Scottish rural destinations to take the title. A long time benchmark of excellence in the countryside, The Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards have gained significant following and respect for championing and demonstrating the rural industry’s innovation, dedication and aspirations. Judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and...

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Tom Jones is coming to Falkirk

Sir Tom Jones has announced today (Tuesday 10th March 2015) that he will perform in Scotland as part of his 2015 European and US Tour. His only Scottish show is on Saturday 1st August 2015 at Falkirk Football Stadium. Excited to be performing in Scotland, Sir Tom said: “I am pleased and excited to announce my 2015 tour.  Coming to Scotland will be a highlight as I have fond memories of past Scottish concerts and the fans always make me so welcome. “I’m looking forward to performing in Europe and the US later this year – it’s going to be a...

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Family Fun At The Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2015

With the start of the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2015 coinciding with the start of the school holidays, there will be no shortage of activities for children of all ages across Angus from 3-12 April. The Tartan Day Scotland Festival is an annual celebration of Scotland and the Scots inspired by the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on 6 April 1320. As well as a special day of events at Arbroath Abbey on 6 April 2015, a range of other Tartan Day Scotland Festival family events will take place in and around Angus. Throughout the festival, libraries across...

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SportsAid Scotland awards talented young figure skaters

Four young figure skaters who are based and train in Scotland, have been awarded financial grants from SportsAid Scotland to support their travel and training costs. Lana Bagen and Danielle Harrison who are both part of the National Ice Skating Association (NISA) performance squad, have both received a £1,000 grant. NISA development squad athletes, Ruaridh Fisher and Greig Smith have also been awarded £1,000 and £500 respectively. It is the first time that the two male skaters have received the award. Ruaridh Fisher commented: “Skating is my passion, and until now the bank of Mum and Dad financed my skating...

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