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Issue 79 - What's On

Scotland Magazine Issue 79
February 2015

 

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What's On

The Mighty Deerstalker

The toughest off road run in the UK ‘The Mighty Deerstalker’ is back for its eighth year. Run by
adventure sports company Rat Race, the event will see over 3,500 men and women pushed to their
physical limits at the beautiful setting of the Tweed Valley.
Entry to the 2015 event is open until capacity is reached and costs £55 per person or £50 for a team of
five for the 10k race and £45 per person or £40 for a team of five for the 5k race. To enter online and for
specialist clothing for the event please visit...
www.ratrace.com
Saturday 14 March Traquair House, Innerleithen

Dandie Dinmonts celebrate 200 Years

A three day celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering in the Scottish Borders. Events begin at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in Melrose, followed by a visit to Bowhill, home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, and to the Haining at Selkirk, birthplace of the ancestors of the Dandie Dinmont breed of terriers. There is also a special Service of Celebration for the Life and Work of Sir Walter Scott at his tomb at Dryburgh Abbey, and a ‘Blessing of the Dandie Dinmonts’ followed by a visit to Abbotsford. (An article on the origins of the Dandie Dinmonts will feature in Scotland 80)
paul@canineartcollections.com.
Tel: +44 (0) 1342 836 240 or
International Co-ordinator Mike Macbeth dinmont@netscape.ca

Sunday 22 to Tuesday 24 February

• Ayrshire Music Festival
9 – 20 March

• Niel Gow Festival
20 – 22 March
Tenth anniversary of the celebration which honours the life and achievements of Perthshire's fiddle legend.

• Glasgow Film Festival

18 February – 1 March
Screenings of exciting and innovative films, will be featured at Glasgow Film Theatre.
www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

• Stanza
4 March
Poetry Festival in St Andrews.
www.stanzapoetry.org

• International Rugby

France v Scotland – 7 February
Scotland v Wales – 15 February
Scotland v Italy – 28 February
Scotland v England – 14 March
Scotland v Ireland – 21 March

• Gleneagles Spring Hunter Trials
29 March
Including qualifier for Knockhill Horse Power Hunter Trials Championship 2015.

• BUILDING BRIDGES CONFERENC
E
17 – 18 March
Connecting Scotland to its
International Communities.
www.buildingbridgesconference.co.uk

• Fort William Mountain Festival
18 – 22 March
A celebration of mountain culture with lectures, exhibitions and films.