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Issue 50 - Scotland Events

Scotland Magazine Issue 50
April 2010


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Scotland Events

National Museums Scotland 2010
History’s at the heart of 2010 with an exciting line up of new exhibitions at Scotland’s five National Museums. The Lewis Chessmen, the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and the women of the Land Army are just a few of the highlights of National Museums Scotland’s 2010 exhibition programme. See for more details Celebrating the Bruce Thursday 19th – Saturday 28th August 2010 Medieval attractions including a daring equestrian display, archery, falconry, live music and authentic battle re-enactments will take place in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, the proud ancient capital of Scotland. Stunt collective 'Combat International' are confirmed, fresh off the set of Ridley Scott's new Robin Hood epic. Saor Patrol, the Kings of Celtic rock will also be performing, having previously played at the Edinburgh fringe and T in the Park.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
29th April – 3rd May
Some of the world’s most iconic whisky distilleries are lining up to celebrate one of Europe’s largest whisky festivals next month.

The impressive line-up for the includes distilleries such as The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, The Macallan and Benromach - four of over 50 distilleries in the Speyside region of Scotland, and just a few of the many distilleries taking part in this year’s festival.

Visitors to the five day festival can tap in to over 230 different events ranging from distillery tours, whisky masterclasses, guided whisky walks and landrover tours to ceilidhs, a musical, canoe trip, cooperage tours, live music, poetry sessions, free events and locally organised family friendly activities.

Laser World Championships
July 7 – 14 2010
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has confirmed that Largs Sailing Club in Ayrshire, sportscotland’s championship sailing venue and home of the Scottish Sailing Institute, will welcome two out of four sailing regattas comprising the Laser World Championships: the Laser Radial Women’s World Championships from 7-14 July 2010 and the Laser Radial Men’s and Youth Worlds from 18-25 July 2010.

Open returns to St Andrews
Thursday 15th – 18th July 2010
The Open Championship will return to St Andrews in 2010, from 15 to 18 July. It will mark the 150th anniversary of the playing of the first Open in 1860 at Prestwick. On 17 October 1860, a mere eight players competed over three rounds of 12 holes against a bogey of 144. From that humble beginning The Open has grown to be recognised throughout the world as the most venerable of the four Majors.

Clan Gathering
August 14th - 21st
Highland Games, Nethybridge Clan Grant 3rd International Gathering Opening ceremony on Saturday 14th at the Abernethy Highland Games, Nethybridge.

Clan Grant members will be joined by a delegation from the Cherokee Nation, led by Principal Chief Chad "Corntassle" Smith, descendent of Ludovic Grant, younger of Creichie.

For details of the weeks events visit and for more on the links between the Clan and the Cherokees visit