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National Trust for Scotland reopens more facilities

National Trust for Scotland reopens more facilities

National Trust for Scotland has reopened play parks, cafes and visitor centres at several properties across the country.
Last Updated: 4th August 2020
Pupils across East Renfrewshire receive national qualifications

Pupils across East Renfrewshire receive national qualifications

Pupils across East Renfrewshire have excelled across the board, with another year of outstanding SQA results!
Last Updated: 4th August 2020
Drive in tour to host first live audience sporting event since lockdown

Drive in tour to host first live audience sporting event since lockdown

The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, has announced that it will be hosting the first live audience sporting event since the start of lockdown!
Last Updated: 4th August 2020
Edinburgh International Festival Lights Up the City

Edinburgh International Festival Lights Up the City

Edinburgh International Festival unveils My Light Shines On, a series of video works and light installations across Scotland’s capital, and reveals digital line-up of Scottish Artists!
Last Updated: 4th August 2020
Scottish artists pick their all time favourite Scottish albums for SAY Award

Scottish artists pick their all time favourite Scottish albums for SAY Award

Deacon Blue, Declan Welsh, Sacred Paws, The Snuts, Tide Lines, Vukovi and more pick their all time favourite Scottish albums for the SAY Award, with two days left until submissions close.
Last Updated: 29th July 2020
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice return on the high street

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice return on the high street

From Monday 3rd August, four Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice shops will reopen their doors at 10am to their loyal customers.
Last Updated: 28th July 2020
Eat Out To Help Out at Dobbies

Eat Out To Help Out at Dobbies

Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, is taking part in the UK Government's Eat Out To Help Out scheme which gives diners 50% off their restaurant bill up to the value of £10.
Last Updated: 28th July 2020
New look, new website for Love Loch Lomond

New look, new website for Love Loch Lomond

Love Loch Lomond, the official destination organisation for the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs area has launched a new website alongside their new brand.
Last Updated: 27th July 2020
Drive in event dates extended as Scotland gets the green light

Drive in event dates extended as Scotland gets the green light

The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, has announced extra dates to its Edinburgh and Glasgow stops!
Last Updated: 23rd July 2020
Brand new outdoor Bootcamp and Body Pump sessions launched

Brand new outdoor Bootcamp and Body Pump sessions launched

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure has launched a brand new outdoor fitness programme, following the success of their free, live online fitness classes during lockdown.
Last Updated: 23rd July 2020
Forth Bridge Lego

Forth Bridge Lego

The quest to have Scotland’s very first ever Lego set endorsed by the Lego Group took one step closer to becoming a reality last week.
Last Updated: 23rd July 2020
Tickets now on sale for some of top visitor attractions in Scotland

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

Online booking opens today (Wednesday 22 July) for three of Scotland’s most iconic castles - Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle.
Last Updated: 22nd July 2020
Green light for live drive in events

Green light for live drive in events

Scotland's live event sector will be given the green light to hold drive-in entertainment from Wednesday 22nd July.
Last Updated: 20th July 2020
Cowan Park tennis courts reopen

Cowan Park tennis courts reopen

Cowan Park's tennis courts have reopened to the public following the completion of £7,000 improvement works.
Last Updated: 19th July 2020
RosieGlow Productions release tickets for drive in variety show at Scone Palace

RosieGlow Productions release tickets for drive in variety show at Scone Palace

Revival, at Scone Palace, is set to be a unique night of Scotland's best theatre talent viewed from the comfort of your car!
Last Updated: 15th July 2020
Tourism needs you!

Tourism needs you!

VisitScotland is calling for people across Scotland to support the sector in its 'time of need' as it prepares to reopen on 15th July.
Last Updated: 14th July 2020
East Renfrewshire libraries phased reopening plans

East Renfrewshire libraries phased reopening plans

Readers across East Renfrewshire will be able to access library books from Wednesday 15th July, with a new Click and Collect service.
Last Updated: 14th July 2020
Historic Environment Scotland sets out plan to reopen its properties

Historic Environment Scotland sets out plan to reopen its properties

Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle near Inverness will be the first of Historic Environment Scotland's ticketed sites to reopen on Saturday 1st August.
Last Updated: 14th July 2020
Make the most of barbecue season with Dobbies and Weber

Make the most of barbecue season with Dobbies and Weber

In the new episode of the Dobbies' podcast, the leading garden centre retailer has teamed up with popular barbecue manufacturer, Weber, to share a host of top tips and cooking advice.
Last Updated: 13th July 2020
intu Braehead ready for safe reopening

intu Braehead ready for safe reopening

The team at intu Braehead has outlined how it will safely reopen the non-essential stores at the centre in line with Scottish Government guidelines.
Last Updated: 7th July 2020
VisitScotland launches new Sketching Scotland series

VisitScotland launches new Sketching Scotland series

VisitScotland has come up with a new way to draw attention to some of the country’s most iconic sights!
Last Updated: 2nd July 2020
Culzean Country Park is reopening on Monday 6th July

Culzean Country Park is reopening on Monday 6th July

Culzean Country Park is set to reopen next week and the team are advising visitors to pre-book their admission online in advance.
Last Updated: 1st July 2020
Scottish Album of the Year Award goes digital

Scottish Album of the Year Award goes digital

The Scottish Album of the Year Award is calling on music fans, artists and labels to submit eligible albums to be in the running for Scotland's pre-eminent music prize!
Last Updated: 1st July 2020
Annual Paisley festival gets ready for digital debut!

Annual Paisley festival gets ready for digital debut!

This weekend marks the digital debut of Paisley's annual Sma' Shot Day celebrations as a series of virtual events and workshops will take place to mark this important date in the town's calendar.
Last Updated: 29th June 2020
Fans to relive festival highlights with a special TRNSMT takeover on BBC Scotland

Fans to relive festival highlights with a special TRNSMT takeover on BBC Scotland

Highlights from some of the most iconic performances from previous years will be broadcast for one night only on BBC Scotland and iPlayer, during what should have been the weekend of TRNSMT 2020!
Last Updated: 28th June 2020
itison announce Drive In Movies Summer (of lockdown)

itison announce Drive In Movies Summer (of lockdown)

itison confirm they will be returning to the stunning shores of Loch Lomond this July with Scotland's first socially distanced event, Drive In Movies Summer (of lockdown)!
Last Updated: 25th June 2020
Schools out for Summer with Clyde 1

Schools out for Summer with Clyde 1

Clyde 1 DJs, Callum Gallacher and Cassi, are celebrating the end of what has been an unusual school term with the ultimate Schools Out for Summer parties!
Last Updated: 25th June 2020
Plans for major new retail park in East Renfrewshire approved

Plans for major new retail park in East Renfrewshire approved

Plans for a £15 million investment by London & Scottish Developments to transform the former site of the Nestle Purina factory in East Renfrewshire and create hundreds of jobs have been approved.
Last Updated: 25th June 2020
Beat the Street helps get East Renfrewshire moving!

Beat the Street helps get East Renfrewshire moving!

The Beat the Street game that took place earlier this year in East Renfrewshire has encouraged local people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives, a new report shows.
Last Updated: 25th June 2020
560 grassroots music venues, including 42 in Scotland, sign open letter to UK Government

560 grassroots music venues, including 42 in Scotland, sign open letter to UK Government

42 grassroots music venues in Scotland sign the Music Venue Trust's open letter to the UK Government highlighting the need for an immediate financial support package to prevent venues closing.
Last Updated: 24th June 2020

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