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Scottish Independence Polls Show Close Race A Month Before The Vote

AP | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Two opinion polls show that Scotland's voters are narrowly divided on whether to leave the United Kingdom one month befor...

Q+A: An Outlander Tour of Scotland

Diane Vadino | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

"Outlander" might be new to TV, but "Claire and Jamie" tours based on Diana Gabaldon's long-running book series have run for over a decade--and they're newly in demand, thanks no doubt to the early success of the Starz adaptation.

Scotland as Test Case

Robert Moran | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Moran

On September 18, Scots 16 years of age or older will go to their local polling places and vote YES or NO on a simple proposition: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Edinburgh Art Festival Weighs Commonwealth Notions Before Scottish Independence Vote

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Titled "Where do I end and you begin?," a total of 20 artists from far-flung nations formerly associated with the British Empire -- from New Zealand to Pakistan, from Canada to South Africa -- explore the tenets of common good, public ownership and alternative-exchange markets.

A Civil Political Debate

Jason Boxt | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Jason Boxt

On September 18 of this year, 5 million Scots will go to the polls to vote on whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, a 300-year old union. Whether you are a political scientist or just a lover of democracy, the next month or so promises to be an action-packed, contentious, and civil debate over the future of a great country.

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Brilliant Ventures Out of the Box With 'Kid Box' From Feng Dance Theater at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

For the first time, the Feng Dance Theater from Tainan, Taiwan is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And boy, have they exploded onto the international stage.

Maureen Ryan

'Outlander' Will Make You Want To Visit Scotland

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

As is the case with "Game of Thrones," you don't have to be a fan of the best-selling "Outlander" books to find things to enjoy in the TV version of t...

In Time for the Scottish Referendum, the Battle of Bannockburn Gets a Facelift

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

The 1314 Battle of Bannockburn victory for the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence, led by Robert the Bruce, inspired the Scots to believe they could triumph even if they were outnumbered and outarmored by the English.

Starz Outlander World Premiere and Tartan Carpet Gala

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

Walking up to the scene of the Starz Outlander Red Carpet Premiere on Friday, July 25, 2014 was a truly thrilling sight to behold. Huge throngs on fans wrapped the sides of The Spreckels Theatre in San Diego in eager anticipation of seeing the premiere of Outlander.

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.

Scotland? It's A Family Affair

Nick Jefferson | Posted 06.27.2014 | World
Nick Jefferson

Like many English people, I'd been pretty ambivalent about it all, and very much of the "if they wanna go, let 'em go" school. But in Scotland, I changed my mind. And dramatically so.

Taking Credit and Accepting Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I would like that same kind of trust and credibility from our president and his administration and his advisers. They have every right to take credit for their successes, but they also have every responsibility to accept the blame for their mistakes, misjudgments and failures.

10 Things You Should Know About Scotland's Independence Bid

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

From China to the Vatican, Scotland's bid for independence is being closely watched around the world. This September, the Scots will simply vote ...

My Scotland, Our Britain, a Future Worth Sharing

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Could Scotland be the pacemaker for nationalist breakaways in Spain, Belgium, Italy and Eastern Europe? And could it demonstrate, as victories for anti-immigrant parties did in last month's European elections, that even the most advanced industrial nations are not immune from nationalist or protectionist movements?

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

These 15 Celebrities Totally Disagree On Scottish Independence

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

(Reuters) - In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots have gone public with their views on whether Scotland should lea...

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.

The Adorable Seaside Town That Beats All Other Adorable Seaside Towns

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

When life in the metropolitan U.K. gets dramatic and ridiculous, Scotland provides a merry little old-world escape (for proof, please review our recen...

10 Reasons to Visit Scotland This Year

Viator | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Viator

This small nation offers untamed and dramatic natural beauty, a turbulent history, great drink and intriguing food. This year, however, is not just a good year, but a great year to visit Scotland.

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

minube | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
minube

2014-04-25-20140424YaltaElliKraizbergthumb.jpgDo the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.

Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

Eva Haller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Eva Haller

For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. When Nazi soldiers eventually raided it, I realized the school had been my safe haven.

Orkney's Surprising Neolithic Wonders

Historvius | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Historvius

When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it's natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopo...

Ginger Man: Scott P. Harris, Red Hair and Redheads on Film

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Scott P. Harris still suffered taunts and jibes, dumb or cruel redhead jokes, and apathy or downright rejection from women. Was he going to just put up and shut up? He decided not only not to, but to document his redheadedness, its perils and positives, pejorative comments and possibilities for red-haired men.

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.