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What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Glasgow: From Pubs to Parks In Scotland's 'Second City'

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Glasgow has been busy brushing the soot off its sandstone and washing behind its no-longer-industrial ears. What has emerged after decades of careful restoration is a Victorian city where you can breathe the beautiful air.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Why Urban History Matters

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

If You're Scared of Ghosts, This Isn't For You

Erin Ruberry | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

When a historic attraction has been featured on a show called Most Haunted and gets its own WikiHow entry for "How to Survive a Trip to Mary King's Close," you're guaranteed a pretty spooky experience.

10 Must-See Destinations Near Edinburgh, Scotland

Holiday Lettings | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Holiday Lettings

Here are ten must-see places that are easily accessible by car or public transport and range from the birthplace of the Scottish saltire and the scene of notorious 16th century witch trials to the home of Rugby Sevens.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Skylines

Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Pristine Remolona. Her photo gives a new meaning to "skyline." Of her photo, Remolona said: ...

Take Your Bachelor/ette Party to a New Level: Visit Edinburgh!

Christina Kelly | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is known for its rich history from the Burke and Hare murders, to the poetry of Robert Burns, all overseen by the ominous castle atop the hill. While the past is very important to this city, so is the present.

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Scotland

Viator | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Viator

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get yo...

Glasgow Mayor Rejects Calls to End Russian Twin City Agreement Over Gay Rights

Dan Littauer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Dan Littauer

The response came after hundreds of members of Glasgow's LGBT community and its supporters signed a petition demanding that the mayor cut the city's ties with its Russian sister city Rostov-on-Don, due to the country's recent law banning so-called "homosexual propaganda."

Bedlam Theatre: Early Over-Excitement

Thom Louis | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thom Louis

We are about one month from the first day of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This landmark was announced with excitement on the Fringe society's Facebook feed and followed by a flurry of likes.

Edinburgh -- Half of Scotland's Wonder in One Urban Bundle

Rick Steves | Posted 09.09.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Sure, there's plenty more to Scotland. But Edinburgh is one of Europe's most entertaining cities. It seems to hold half of the country's tourists -- a...

How To Strike It Lucky In The Biggest Cultural Casino In The World

Bob Golding | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Golding

I don't think any of the team who put Morecambe together could have predicted the success of the play as it unfurled in what was in many ways unfathomable. A sell out run is a big ambition in the biggest arts festival in the world but to be followed by a West End opening, two Olivier Award nominations and one Olivier Award win, was way beyond our wildest dreams.

Giving A Face To Edinburgh

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

When you take a step back to observe some of the personal campaigns that Street Artists have launched over the last decade or so, it begins to come in...

Dining In Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scran & Scallie

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

On two successive recent nights in Edinburgh we had dinner at restaurants operated by one of Scotland's most well regarded chefs, Tom Kitchin.

An Artful Solution To The Bee Crisis?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

The Scottish National Gallery recently announced possible plans to turn its spacious rooftop into a home for bees. No, it's not part of some elaborate...

Europe's Top Business Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're ironing out the details of a high stakes merger or need to be connected to all four corners of the globe at once, these top business hotels are equipped to help with your every need.

Scotland...More Than Just The Loch Ness Monster

Christina Kelly | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

With spring just around the corner, there isn't a better time of year to discover the wonder of Edinburgh and the mysteries of the beautiful country of Scotland.

This Drug Is Killing Scotland's Poorest Members

VICE | William Nicoll | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

One filthy grey evening in February, I meet Jack and his friends in a dank bar near The Cowgate. Strewn with broken glass and smattered with the acrid...

Best New Year's Eve Party Towns

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

There are plenty of other cities ringing in 2013 in a truly memorable fashion. We've scoured the globe for hot spots where you won't just be another face in a televised crowd, but where you can really kick off an exciting new year in style.

PHOTOS: 25 Ghastly Places Popular With Travelers

Viator | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Viator

The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.

TEDGlobal 2013 Theme Announced

Max Lugavere | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Max Lugavere

The internationally-focused TEDGlobal recently wrapped a fantastic week of stimulation and inspiration, centered around the theme of Radical Openness.

Dear Fringe Diary

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.14.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

DeAr FrInGe DiArY: If U don't have a !BiG AuDiEnCe! for your show, a cool way to get ppl 2 come CU is to scream at them while already in costume for that show. Ppl will be so impressed that u r in character 24/7 that they will HAVE to come see you.

Claire Sweeney Spotting

Up & Over It | Posted 10.13.2012 | UK Comedy
Up & Over It

We're officially half way through the fringe people - HALF WAY! Two weeks down, two to go. That's two weeks without watching the news or reading a newspaper (besides scouring them for reviews). So apart from Tom Daley getting a medal for doing some sexy showering and Louise Mensch fecking off to America, we have no idea what's going on in the rest of the world. Not that'd matter if we did know.

If Every Instinct You Have Is Wrong, Then the Opposite Would Have to be Right

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Michael Blomquist

When I was young people would say, "Oh, he has so much potential!" This was my death knell. Even in my naive state of ignorant bliss and never-ending cans of root beer I knew that I never wanted to be that guy who grew up with potential and lost it somewhere along the way.