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Issue 26 - In brief...

Scotland Magazine Issue 26
April 2006

 

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The legend of Greyfriars Bobby, the devoted little terrier who stayed by his master’s grave in an Edinburgh churchyard for 14 years, has been commemorated by an official soft toy. The little dog is available for purchase at outlets across the city including the National Museum of Scotland and Greyfriars Kirk shop.

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The Dublin based band The Commitments, from the BAFTA award winning film of the same name, are to play live at Perth Racecourse at the launch of the GIG at Perth Races events. It will take place on August 1, and tickets are priced at £13.
www.perthraces.co.uk

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Two new air services have been announced connecting Inverness and the Highlands with Dublin and Leeds. Operated by Aer Arann, the Dublin- Inverness service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and start at £75 for a return fare. The Eastern Airways Leeds-Inverness flight will operate six days a week and start at £99 for a return fare.
www.easternairways.com
www.aerarann.com

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The National Trust for Scotland has joined forces with Kirker Holidays to create a unique musical tour of Scotland. The first ‘A Festival of Music’ tour will run from September 16-22, 2006. All the music events will take place in beautiful National Trust for Scotland properties, including Hill of Tarvit, Haddo House, Fyvie Castle, Castle Fraser and Pollok House. Participants will be able to enjoy a private viewing of each of the properties and a specially arranged concert in a historic setting, followed by dinner before returning to their hotel.
www.kirkerholidays.com

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The Westin Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire has launched a residential golf school package for those wishing to perfect their swing under the watchful eye of the professionals at The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy. The school will run between August 4-6 and costs £1,995 per person.
www.westin.com/turnberry

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La Parmigiana, the acclaimed Italian restaurant in Glasgow has unveiled a fresh new look. The restaurant, which closed for two weeks, has upgraded its interiors following a full refurbishment.

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Iglu bar and restaurant in Edinburgh has launched a new all-organic menu. South African chef Antonie du Toit specialises in wild and sustainable fish, seafood and game.

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Smiths at Gretna Green, Scotland’s eagerly awaited £5 million pound boutique hotel, is now officially open. The luxury hotel aims to bring a whole new level of service to the small village in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.

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A Highland hotel is championing the plight of frizzy-haired travellers everywhere by installing hair straighteners in its rooms. Pamela Van Ankeren, owner of the Cluny Bank Hotel in Forres says: “Being a selfconfessed ‘straightener-a-holic’ myself, I know how difficult it can be to try and be strict with packing and only take the essentials. Therefore we want to take the hassle out of the packing dilemma for our customers by offering them stress free break with no hair disasters!”