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Six Nations Rugby

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The Six Nations, both the men’s and the women’s rugby tournament, takes place every year from the first weekend in February and culminates five weeks later on Super Saturday. The first tournament kicked off in 1883 and featured the then four home nations of the UK: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. France and Italy joined later on in 1910 and 2000 respectively. Every nation plays each other once, […]

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Scotland Events -Up Helly AA

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Ever since the 19th century, the people of Shetland have been celebrating their Norse heritage every year by parading through their town centres as Vikings and by setting fire to a longship. Afterwards, locals and visitors alike alike gather to continue their party by dancing in one of the town’s many charming pubs and restaurants until deep into the night. Shetland was a part of Norway until 1469, but the Up Helly Aa celebration is unique to the islands. It’s not celebrated anywhere else in Scandinavia or in other […]

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Burns Night

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On the 25th of January, people in Scotland come together to honour the life and work of our literary hero, Robert Burns. We celebrate with a Burns Supper, which combines a tasty meal of our iconic (and delicious) haggis, and a series of readings from Burns’ work. Every Burns Night is celebrated slightly differently, but it all began when a group of Burns’ friends got together at his old cottage to mark the […]

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Homecoming Scotland

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Homecoming Drumboy Lodge Visiting Scotland later this year? We are centrally located and can reach most of the inhabited places in Scotland within an hour.

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