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Just another WordPress weblog. MacBackpackers Tours of Scotland. Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel - Backpackers Accommodation in Pitlochry, Scotland – in the middle of beautiful Perthshire… Loch Ness Hotel Accommodation Information Shops and Loch Ness Monster Exhibition. Scottish Independent Hostels. Bed and Breakfast Searcher. Book Online B&B, Guest House and Hotel accommodation in the UK. Edinburgh-Flats.com. Auld Alliance. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Auld Alliance

Pour les articles homonymes, voir Auld. Le terme de « Vieille Alliance », Auld Alliance en scots, désigne une alliance entre les royaumes de France, d’Écosse et de Norvège contre l’Angleterre. La Norvège n’y fit jamais référence, mais si cette alliance prit fin officiellement en 1560 avec le traité d'Édimbourg, elle constitue la base des relations franco-écossaises de 1295 à 1903.

Légende[modifier | modifier le code] L'historien écossais du XIVe siècle Jean de Fordun considère que le mythique roi « Achaius » qui commence selon lui à régner en 787 est le premier à faire alliance avec les Francs et qu'il échange une ambassade avec Charlemagne pour confirmer cette alliance[1]. Histoire de l’alliance[modifier | modifier le code] L’Auld Alliance est une alliance entre le royaume de France, le royaume de Norvège et le royaume d’Écosse, aux dépens du royaume d’Angleterre.

Loch Ness Hotel Accommodation Information Shops and Loch Ness Monster Exhibition. Culture of Scotland. The culture of Scotland refers to the patterns of human activity and symbolism associated with Scotland and the Scottish people.

Culture of Scotland

Some elements of Scottish culture, such as its separate national church, are protected in law, as agreed in the Treaty of Union and other instruments. Scots law[edit] Banking and currency[edit] Banking in Scotland also features unique characteristics. Although the Bank of England remains the central bank for the UK Government, three Scottish corporate banks still issue their own banknotes: the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank. Sports[edit] Burns supper. A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems.

Burns supper

The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day (or Robbie Burns Day[1] or Rabbie Burns Day) or Burns Night (Scots: Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year. The first suppers were held in memoriam at Ayrshire at the end of the 18th century by Robert Burns' friends on 21 July, the anniversary of his death, and have been a regular occurrence ever since. The first Burns club was founded in Greenock in 1801 by merchants born in Ayrshire, some of whom had known Burns. They held the first Burns supper on what they thought was his birthday, 29 January 1802, but in 1803 they discovered in Ayr parish records that his date of birth was 25 January 1759.[2] Since then, suppers have been held on 25 January. Burns suppers may be formal or informal.

What's On in Scotland. Traditional Scottish Festivals. First footing - 1st JanuaryVisiting friends and relatives immediately after New Year's Eve, in the early hours of the morning of January 1st.

Traditional Scottish Festivals

First footing after the bells have rung in the New Year is still common - the "first foot" in the house after midnight should be male, dark, and handsome and should carry symbolic coal, shortbread, salt, black bun ( a spiced cake) and, of course, whisky. In Kirkwall, Orkney, there is a New Year Ba' Game held in the streets of the town which can last most of January 1st, between the Uppies and the Doonies, or more correctly, "Up-the-Gates" and "Doon-the-Gates" from Old Norse "gata" (path or road). Near the Forth Rail Bridge at South Quuensferry on the morning of 1 January, around a 1,000 brave souls plunge into the icy waters of the river Forth in the Loony Dook . Word Wizard. Word Wizard 2015!

Word Wizard

Scotland's National Centre for Languages and Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, in partnership with The University of St Andrews, are proud to announce the return of Word Wizard for its second year! Do your pupils like a challenge? Do you want them to: Enjoy learning and have fun? Test their memory? Improve their vocabulary? Register for Word Wizard 2015 by filling in the registration form below and returning it to scilt@strath.ac.uk: Word Wizard Registration Form 2015 Download the Teacher's Packs for more information about the rules of the competition:

SCILT > Home. Supporting Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), quality and improvement, assessment, community and lifelong learning - Education Scotland. Green Thinking, Citylinking. Citylink offer three direct services each day from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Belfast.

Green Thinking, Citylinking

There are also handy connections from other parts of Scotland on the Citylink network. Service 923 takes you to Cairnryan to meet the Stena Superfast VII & Superfast VIII to Belfast Stena Line Terminal. From here you can travel into the centre of Belfast with our partners Ulsterbus. From Belfast there are onward connections to all parts of Ireland including Derry and Dublin.

Prices start at £28 Apex Single from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Belfast. Green Thinking, Citylinking. Skye is world famous for its natural beauty, history and romance.

Green Thinking, Citylinking

It offers a truly unforgettable experience - a real adventure among jagged mountains, sweeping moors and dramatic waterfalls. Citylink offer the perfect way to travel the west coast to Skye. From Glasgow there are three direct services a day and a fourth to Fort William. If you are travelling from Edinburgh you can reach Skye by connecting in Glasgow on Service 900 or by travelling as far as Fort William on Service 913, which runs daily during the summer season between May and October. National Trust for Scotland Membership. Turn Scotland into your playground with a National Trust for Scotland membership Get FREE unlimited access to over 100 amazing properties in Scotland and over 300 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland run by our friends the National Trust.

National Trust for Scotland Membership

Spend your leisure time exploring new, exciting places with your favourite people for only £5.95 month for the whole family, or £3.45 a month for an adult. Membership includes free parking, a property handbook and our seasonal membership magazine Scotland in Trust. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with the latest news and events in our regular eNewsletters. Plus, when you join online we’ll email you a temporary membership card so you can visit straight away. join now » What should I know about the Trust? Why should I become a member? Join : Your details. Tourist Attractions - Glasgow City Council. Guide Écosse: passeport, visa, ambassades, consulats de l' Écosse - Bourse des Voyages. VisitScotland - Scotland's national tourism organisation. Young Scot - Scottish youth information for 11-26 year olds - Young Scot.