7 Contemporary Scottish Trad Bands You Should Know (and love)

#1 Skipinnish Last June I went to Skipinnish Ceilidh House in Oban(there's one in Fort William too). Once home, I've looked it up in the internet and found the band, love them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shXtDoDyTzY #2 Trail West Here's my favourite song of this band, which will surely feature in my "Back-to-Scotland" playlist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTU1YRYdhcI #3 Runrig They're …

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7 Films to watch before travelling to Scotland pt.2

As promised, here's the second part of the Scotland-related films. So.. here we go! *click on the pictures to see the trailers* #1 Highlander (1986) How can I describe Highlander? It's a cult, a must. Either you love it, hate it or are just indifferent, you must see it. After centuries of dueling to survive …

Edinburgh’s infamous Maggie: hanged twice and survived!

If you've ever wandered around Edinburgh, you've certainly seen this pub in the Grassmarket area: But whom's is the pub named after? Who's this Maggie Dickson? First thing you should know: she survived hanging. Quite impressive, isn't it? Let's start from the beginning though. Maggie, from Musselburgh, .lived in the Early Eighteenth century as a …