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Scotland, America, and the Beautiful Game

Anyone who has spent time in Scotland, be it for a study abroad programme or a vacation, will have been struck by how much… More

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Scotland, America, and the Beautiful Game

Cameron McKay June 10, 2020

Anyone who has spent time in Scotland, be it for a study abroad programme or a vacation, will have been struck by how much we care about football, and when I say football I mean football, or fitba, but never soccer! Due to the Covid-19 outbreak no professional… More

Confronting Scotland’s Racist Past

Cameron McKay June 5, 2020

A key component of Scottish national identity is the belief that we are a tolerant country. Racism is thought to be less common in Scotland than in other parts of Britain, with one 2011 study finding that positive attitudes towards immigrants were amongst… More

V.E. Day 2020

Cameron McKay May 7, 2020

Seventy-five years ago this Friday the Second World War ended in Europe. Although the Empire of Japan fought on until August, and only surrendered after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, for many Britons 8th May 1945 marked the real end of the war… More

Haunted happenings: October in Scotland

Emily Goetsch October 1, 2017

Scotland's history of full of ghost stories, tales of horror and spooky occurrences.  While you can investigate these dark and ghoulish aspects of the country all year long, they lend a particularly special dimension to the month of October and Halloween… More

August and That Festival Feeling

Emily Goetsch August 1, 2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world.  The Fringe began in 1947, when eight uninvited theater groups turned up in Edinburgh to perform at the first Edinburgh International Festival… More