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Adorable Dog-Sized Rescue Rabbit Is Looking For New Home

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weird News

Atlas isn't your typical bunny. He's only 7 months old but is already as large as a dog, and still has plenty more growing to do. The continental...

UK Killer Whales Can't Be Saved

Stephanie Farnsworth | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Stephanie Farnsworth

While there have been ongoing discussions for several years now about whether to reintroduce wolves and lynxes into Scotland, little has been done to save currently threatened populations and this is most notably shown by the march to extinction that Scotland's orcas are embarked upon.

Hundreds Of Armor-Clad Scots March The Streets Of Shetland For 'Up Helly Aa' Festival

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

Scotland's annual Up Helly Aa festival took place in the town of Lerwick on the Shetland Islands on Tuesday, marking the end of the yule season and m...

Has The Loch Ness Monster's Home Been Discovered?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weird News

Is this the home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster?  A boat captain in Scotland claims to have discovered a previously unknown trench at the bo...

Highlands and Islands: Recent Recordings of Celtic Music

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I've written about current bands performing their own arrangements of songs originally recorded by folklorists on field recordings in 1930s Louisiana. It reminded me that I hadn't mentioned a similar project involving field recordings of a Scottish Gaelic singer from Duluth, Minnesota.

The Secrets of Trump's White House

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.17.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Donald Trump has had a lot of harsh things to say about Mexicans and Muslims, but people don't know much about his own background. He used to claim h...

Scottish Newspaper Puts U.S. Governors To Shame With Refugee Welcome

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

A Scottish newspaper offered a warm message to Syrian refugees arriving in the country this week. "To the first refugees fleeing war-torn Syria who wi...

14-Year-Old Gets Lessons in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This year a teen delegation from the United Kingdom won a trip to Silicon Valley, courtesy of...

Since Visiting Scotland, I've Been Trying to Understand Its Culture

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

It's been five years since I visited Scotland, the home of my paternal ancestors, and it was far from the tartan-clad, bagpipe-playing, haggis-eating oasis I was half-expecting.

There Is No Such Beauty as Where You Belong

Dana McKenna | Posted 11.04.2015 | Travel
Dana McKenna

"The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus, is one of my favorite songs. I first learned it when I was singing with a church choir, and although it may have i...

Castles and Canines: Edinburgh Has Plenty of Both

Pam Townsend | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Pam Townsend

The city itself is chock-full of sites and sights. Add to that the 15 or so castles in the surrounding area, and you have a vacation tailor-made for admiring the present and investigating the past.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

Alison Chino | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Alison Chino

I often travel to Edinburgh on the train from my home in Northeast Scotland. The anticipation of the first glimpse of the city builds as I walk up the ramp that leaves the station and spills out onto Waverley Bridge.

This Sweet Puppy Is A Suspect In A 'Wicked Crime'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News

Now, this is one “bad dog!” Dudley, a 5-month-old Labrador, was recently "arrested" by the Dumfries Galloway Police Division, in Scot...

The Violence We Talk About

YWCA USA | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
YWCA USA

In recent years it certainly has seemed that there has been an increase in awareness of domestic violence, if media coverage is anything to go by. Even if this awareness is due to a rise in the availability of information in an age of social media, it still means that more people -- particularly young people -- are educated about domestic violence and given access to resources that support those who experience it.

Adults Are Blaming Scotland's Draw On A Kid Who Wanted A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

SELFIE-ISH: Did this pitch invader's snap with Lewandowski cost Scotland Euro 2016 dream? http://t.co/aCyXXkRPoN pic.twitter.com/g3ZW...

Where My 5-Year-Old Fell in Love With Artichoke Soup: Edinburgh, Scotland

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2015 | Taste
Helen I. Hwang

"I love this soup," exclaimed my five-year-old, as she greedily shoved another spoonful in her mouth. The scene of my girls' newfound favorite food wa...

Glasgow Will Be First UK City To Officially Welcome Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

Glasgow, Scotland, just became the first city in the United Kingdom to accept refugees since the onset of the European Union's spiraling migrant and r...

Next Years Fringe Show

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Believe it or not, some people have already booked their venue for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Astoria Characters: The Ghosts Guide

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.22.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Just when you think you've heard everything odd about Astoria, Marie Carter starts telling stories.

My Father, Arianna ... and Sleep

Michael Tierney | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Michael Tierney

My father's stories not only taught me how to sleep... but dream as well. And the importance of stories as something in themselves. Which is, I think, a really wonderful lesson.

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.

'Entry Island,' A Conversation with Peter May

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Peter May is the creator of three major television series and presided over two of the three highest rated series in the UK, before leaving television to concentrate on writing novels.

Beyond London: 10 Other Places to Discover in the U.K

Hopper.com | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Not that there's anything wrong with London, but Hopper wanted to find you some other places to fly in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! Some are large cities, other tiny dot-sized villages hidden in the rolling countryside.

In Scotland, Hospitality is King

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Victor Dorff

The stately home at the core of Scotland's Isle of Eriska was a welcoming sight, standing at the end of a narrow road flanked by beautiful flowers and a variety of well-kept trees. The stress of flying across the Atlantic and driving across Scotland began melting away even before we had parked the car.

The World's 7 Most Beautiful Unspoiled Islands

Thrillist | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

"Unspoiled." The word conjures up images of chaste fawns lapping up crystal-clear waters in a lush valley while a harpist plays n the background. Or, we might've just described Bambi. But really, here are tourist-friendly islands where civilization hasn't yet fully ruined everything.