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Blazin' Fiddles - Perthshire Amber Festival, 30th October 2012

Published on Feb 21, 2013Taken from the live Webcast, here's the full concert set by Blazin' Fiddles from the Perthshire Amber Festival, curated by and featuring the great Dougie MacLean. Thanks to Butterstone Studios for the

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Dressed To Kilt

Dressed to Kilt 2017 from :: Ilya Ilin on Vimeo.

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​What are the best casinos Scotland has to offer?

While the European casino industry is booming and growing, there are currently only 15 land-based casinos in Scotland. Most of the casinos in Scotland can be found in its major cities; Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Despite there being a handful of them, Scottish casinos are up there with some of the best and most [...]

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How Far Does Scottish Whisky Reach?

Early forms of Scotch whisky date back as far as 1494 known as usage beatha (or ‘water of life’).Distillation of whisky was already well established by the late 15 th century but production was taxeduntil around 1644 which led to a rise in illegitimate whisky production by the mid 1700’s of 400illegal distilleries, compared to [...]

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As summer slips into fall, a classic Scottish Beef Stew is sure to keep the kitchen cozy.Ingredients2 tbsp olive oilAll-purpose flour, for dredging1kg well-marbled beef chuck, cut into 4cm pieces2 tbsp unsalted butter2 medium onions, cut into 1cm dice2 carrots, cut into 1cm dice2 celery sticks, cut into 1cm dice170g swede/turnip, peeled and cut into [...]

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World Pipe Band Championships 2016 - Prize-Winners play off the field

Prize-winning bands play off the field at the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green, Saturday August 13th 2016. The bands in order of appearance are:Field Marshal Montgomery - Grade 1 World ChampionsVale of Atholl - 6th Grade 3APipes & Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland - 2nd & Best Drum Corps Grade [...]

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Cape Breton fiddle music

Classically trained, and raised in an area where Cape Breton fiddle music fills the air, Shannon Quinn found herself irresistibly drawn to the Irish fiddling tradition of her ancestors.“I have been playing the fiddle for 20 years,” says Shannon Quinn, who was born and bred in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I started off with classical violin [...]

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​Bring on the Whisky (and the Haggis)

Wi’ the turn o’ the year, noo January’s hereAn’ I’m lookin’ forward tae ma haggis;I havenae long tae wait‘Til the meal is on ma plate,An’ I’m sippin’ single malt wi’ ma haggis!O the 25th’s the day, an’ it’s comin’ as it mayWhen man tae man will brithers be for a’ thisAn’ wi’ kail an’ neaps [...]

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