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The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August has been cancelled

The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August has been cancelled

The event, which would normally attract around 200 bands from around the world to compete, is expected to return to Glasgow in 2022.

First Published: 19th April 2021
Limited season passes available for theme park!

Limited season passes available for theme park!

With restrictions starting to ease and more activities reopening, now is the perfect time to purchase a Season Pass for M&D’s Scotland's Theme Park!

First Published: 19th April 2021
Enjoy a holiday steeped in history at Rowallan Castle

Enjoy a holiday steeped in history at Rowallan Castle

For anyone looking for a holiday steeped in history then look no further than Old Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire.

First Published: 17th April 2021
Tickets now on sale for some of the top visitor attractions in Scotland

Tickets now on sale for some of the top visitor attractions in Scotland

Scotland’s most famous historic heritage sites, including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, are getting set to lower their drawbridges!

First Published: 14th April 2021
The Big Lunch is back!

The Big Lunch is back!

The Big Lunch returns from 5th June, encouraging communities to come together to support each other after a challenging year.

First Published: 14th April 2021
Scottish Ballet announces two new dance films, created in collaboration with people living with neurological conditions

Scottish Ballet announces two new dance films, created in collaboration with people living with neurological conditions

Scottish Ballet has unveiled two new dance films created in collaboration with people living with Parkinson's, MS and dementia, as part of their creative engagement project Haud Close.

First Published: 13th April 2021
Families encouraged to step in the right direction this spring

Families encouraged to step in the right direction this spring

Scottish walking charity, Paths For All, shares ten ways to add fun activities to the familiar family stroll!

First Published: 13th April 2021
Dobbies launch new award to find best young gardeners in UK

Dobbies launch new award to find best young gardeners in UK

Dobbies has announced the launch of its first-ever ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards, to find the UK’s best and most dedicated gardeners, including children and young people.

First Published: 12th April 2021
Designer Dr Pam Hogg leads the call to ShowUsYourPaisley for 150th anniversary of Paisley Museum

Designer Dr Pam Hogg leads the call to ShowUsYourPaisley for 150th anniversary of Paisley Museum

Fashion designer Pam Hogg is leading a call-out for Paisley-patterned items the public have at home - from clothing to cookware - to mark the 150th anniversary of Paisley Museum.

First Published: 13th April 2021
Scottish Opera reveals a programme of filmed and outdoor performances

Scottish Opera reveals a programme of filmed and outdoor performances

Scottish Opera have announced two new films, premiering this spring, along with plans for over 200 outdoor performances this summer!

First Published: 12th April 2021
Aldi and Williams Bros call on Scots beer lovers to help name new brew

Aldi and Williams Bros call on Scots beer lovers to help name new brew

Aldi has teamed up with long-term supplier Williams Bros to give customers the chance to name a brand-new beer which will be sold in stores across the country!

First Published: 8th April 2021
Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre reopens

Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre reopens

Louise Harris jumps for joy after visiting Cardwell Garden Centre when it re-opened after lockdown yesterday!

First Published: 6th April 2021
Booker Prize winner joins call for Your Stories

Booker Prize winner joins call for Your Stories

Booker Prize winner and Glasgow born author Douglas Stuart has joined forces with national charity Scottish Book Trust to encourage people of Scotland to submit their real-life stories.

First Published: 6th April 2021
Dobbies reopens stores across Scotland

Dobbies reopens stores across Scotland

Following updated guidance from the Scottish Government that garden centres may open, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, has today reopened stores across Scotland.

First Published: 5th April 2021
The search is on to find the best gardeners in Glasgow

The search is on to find the best gardeners in Glasgow

With the reopening of garden centres, the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow are encouraging the public to take up gardening and have launched 'Let Glasgow Flourish' Gardening Awards 2021!

First Published: 5th April 2021
Family fun with online Easter EGGStravaganza

Family fun with online Easter EGGStravaganza

Families can enjoy an eggs-travaganza of fun events and activities during the Easter break from the comfort of their own home!

First Published: 5th April 2021
All aboard for special Skerryvore livestream from exclusive floating hotel Fingal

All aboard for special Skerryvore livestream from exclusive floating hotel Fingal

Multi-award-winning band Skerryvore have announced a special livestream show to be broadcast from Edinburgh’s exclusive floating hotel, Fingal on Saturday 24th April!

First Published: 1st April 2021
Community halls across Renfrewshire set for refurbishment

Community halls across Renfrewshire set for refurbishment

Three popular community halls across Renfrewshire are set for full refurbishments after councillors approved awarding the £1.6million works contract to City Gate Construction.

First Published: 1st April 2021
Paisley Museum transformation set to move forward

Paisley Museum transformation set to move forward

The journey to transform Paisley Museum into a top cultural destination have taken a major step forward.

First Published: 1st April 2021
Historic Environment Scotland sets out plans to reopen its properties

Historic Environment Scotland sets out plans to reopen its properties

Scotland’s historic sites get ready to lower their drawbridges once more following the Scottish Government's route map to lift restrictions across mainland Scotland.

First Published: 29th March 2021
National Trust for Scotland gardens and grounds get ready for visitors again

National Trust for Scotland gardens and grounds get ready for visitors again

The National Trust for Scotland is preparing to welcome visitors again at dozens of gardens and estates across the country this Spring!

First Published: 23rd June 2020
Scottish Ballet announce two new dance films to celebrate International Dance Day 2021

Scottish Ballet announce two new dance films to celebrate International Dance Day 2021

Scottish Ballet is excited to announce the world premiere of two new dance films by company creatives Sophie Laplane and Nicholas Shoesmith.

First Published: 28th March 2021
TRNSMT Festival rescheduled to September 2021

TRNSMT Festival rescheduled to September 2021

TRNSMT Festival have today announced that this year's event will take place 10th – 12th September 2021 at Glasgow Green, rescheduled from July.

First Published: 26th March 2021
The Quay gears up for reopening!

The Quay gears up for reopening!

Glasgow's leading entertainment venue, The Quay, gears up to welcome visitors again!

First Published: 25th March 2021
BBC Alba to screen The Last Dance

BBC Alba to screen The Last Dance

Runrig's full 3-hour concert film 'The Last Dance' will be screened on BBC Alba on Saturday 3rd April at 8pm!

First Published: 25th March 2021
Harry Potter and The Batman Trilogy Drive in Movie tickets on sale tomorrow

Harry Potter and The Batman Trilogy Drive in Movie tickets on sale tomorrow

Set your alarms tomorrow as tickets for itison’s Harry Potter & The Batman Trilogy Drive-in movies at Hopetoun House go on sale tomorrow morning at 7.30am!

First Published: 24th March 2021
Dobbies teams up with the RSPB for latest podcast episode

Dobbies teams up with the RSPB for latest podcast episode

Dobbies has teamed up with the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, for its latest podcast episode - filled with advice on how to care and protect our garden wildlife.

First Published: 24th March 2021
Come together for the National Day of Reflection

Come together for the National Day of Reflection

Let's come together today to reflect on our collective loss, support those who've been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.

First Published: 23rd March 2021
Provost thanks key workers and communities for their efforts during the Covid 19 pandemic

Provost thanks key workers and communities for their efforts during the Covid 19 pandemic

Renfrewshire's Provost, Lorraine Cameron, has thanked the NHS, key workers and the local community for their efforts during the past year, as Renfrewshire takes part in a National Day of Reflection.

First Published: 23rd March 2021
Dobbies launch culinary Roses collection

Dobbies launch culinary Roses collection

Discover the edible plants you can grow on your doorstep, as brand new collection of edible roses lands in Dobbies stores across the UK.

First Published: 22nd March 2021

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