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  • Hotel du Vin: classic Victorian ambiance in a leafy suburb of Glasgow
    Hotel du Vin: classic Victorian ambiance in a leafy suburb of Glasgow
    Five honey-colored Victorian townhouses joined at the hip make up the 49-room Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow’s leafy West End suburb.A complimentary whisky awaited me in a cozy sitting room opposite twin reception desks at...
  • Chef Eric McBride will be doing Celtic Food Demonstrations at the Queen Mary's annual ScotsFestival
    Queen Mary's upcoming ScotsFestival to feature Celtic food demonstrations
    Coming up on February 14 and 15, the Queen Mary's ScotsFestival and International Highland Games this year is providing a culinary feast for all. In addition to the Burns Night Supper and all the Scottish and Celtic Food vendors, this year the...
  • Man shares story of seeing Bigfoot after a decade
    Man shares story of seeing Bigfoot after a decade
    Sometimes you just have to get things off your chest and recently a man in Scotland did just that. According to the Jan. 30 report from The Courier and the Feb. 2 report from Unexplained Mysteries, a Scottish man believes that he saw Bigfoot. The...
  • Rare cup found in Scotland
    Metal detecting finds large collection of Viking artifacts
    We’ve all seen them. Those people on beaches, in parks and anywhere we’re relaxing. They’re all across America. They carry their metal detector and invade grassy areas, the water and even rocks. They’re searching for lost...
  • New species of sea monster discovered in Scotland
    New species of sea monster discovered in Scotland
    While the true nature of the loch ness monster has yet to be determined, it has become apparent that Scotland was once home to numerous sea monsters, including a new species that swam its ancient seas some 170 million years ago. The creature, said...
  • First Scots ichthyosaur discovered on Isle of Skye
    First Scots ichthyosaur discovered on Isle of Skye
    Dr. Steve Brusatte, of the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences, and colleagues have identified a new species of ichthyosaur based on partial skeleton pieces that have been revealed over the last 56 years. The discovery was...
  • Dog with suitcase abandoned in train station a victim of bait and switch!
    Abandoned dog with suitcase: Woman abandoned dog after scam of bait and switch
    The poor dog that made headlines around the world this weekend after he was found abandoned in a train station was discovered to be part of a bait and switch scam. The dog has since been identified by the woman, Fin Rayner, who left the pooch tied...
  • Abandoned dog with suitcase: Woman dishes on scam, and why she abandoned the dog
    Abandoned dog with suitcase: Woman dishes on scam, and why she abandoned the dog
    A dog abandoned at a Scottish train station – tied up to a railing with a suitcase full of his belongings – has pulled in international attention and hundreds of donations from animal well wishers. The deserted Shar-Pei crossbreed now...
  • Dog abandoned with suitcase at Ayr, Scotland train station
    Dog abandoned with suitcase at Ayr, Scotland train station
    A medium sized mutt was discovered tied to a railing outside the Ayr, Scotland train station. The dog appeared to be abandoned along with a suitcase containing a dog bowl, a dog toy, dog food, and a pillow.According to Sky News on Jan 6., the pup...
  • Shar Pei deserted at Scottish train depot
    Shar Pei deserted at Scottish train depot
    Scottish police are searching for the person(s) who abandoned a male shar-pei at the Ayr railroad station on January 2nd. The dog was found tethered to a banister, along with a suitcase containing his food,dish, toys and pillow.According to...
  • Scotland treats its first Ebola patient
    Scotland treats its first Ebola patient
    Health officials in Scotland have announced the country’s first Ebola patient is now being treated at the Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases at Gartnaval Hospital in Glascow. The unnamed woman is said to be a female healthcare worker who...
  • Grand Central Hotel Glasgow exudes a sense of history
    Grand Central Hotel Glasgow exudes a sense of history
    First opened in 1883 next to Glasgow’s main train station, its doors leading straight to the concourse, the Grand Central Hotel is known as the city’s ‘grand old lady.’Closed for over a decade, then re-opened four years ago...
  • The Blackhouse: Murder in the Hebrides
    The Blackhouse: Murder in the Hebrides
    Cold rain and barren cliffs. Violent murder. Complicated relationships. Sounds like your average murder mystery, right? Wrong. Peter May’s The Blackhouse is anything but average.Published in English by Quarcus in the United Kingdom in 2011,...
  • Indigo Hotel Glasgow: a transformed landmark building
    Indigo Hotel Glasgow: a transformed landmark building
    Fashioned out of a landmark 19th century building, Indigo Hotel is a boutique luxury property conveniently positioned in the heart of Glasgow a five-minute walk from central train station.Once housing the city’s first electric power station...
  • Staircase designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh in the Glasgow Herald Building
    Glasgow: a revitalized city of culture and fine cuisine
    Glasgow not only offers a rich vein of culture, shopping delight and diverse cuisine but also an architectural fantasy - a Victorian city with a twenty-first century attitude, all reflected in eclectic buildings, diverse theatrical and musical...