Essential Scottish Websites

  • The Scottish Government – The responsibilities of the Scottish Government include health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • NHS Health Scotland – The national Health Board working with public, private and third sectors to reduce health inequalities and improve health.
  • Police Scotland
  • Visit Scotland – Scotland’s National Tourism Organisation
  • Historic Scotland – The executive agency of the Scottish Government and we are charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  • The National Trust for Scotland – An independent charity set up in 1931 for the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world.
  • Creative Scotland – The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
  • BBC Scotland
  • STV – Scottish Television – Scotland’s Digital Media Company

The Sheep Heid Inn

The Sheep Heid Inn is a beautifully restored village pub & restaurant in Duddingston. Edinburgh’s oldest surviving watering hole exudes charm and character from every nook and cranny.

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – You can help save Scotland’s red squirrels.

Submit a red or grey squirrel sighting, help out with our surveying work, become a trap loan volunteer and much more!

Staffin Island Ceilidh Band is a 5 piece Scottish dance band, based in Central Scotland.
The Staffin Island ceilidh band, based in Central Scotland is blessed with a talented, dedicated caller, who excels at getting bums off seats and onto the dance floor. They have over 30 cover songs under their sporrans, including a few traditional numbers. They teach 18 dances, from the traditional to the down right funky, and play some lively tuneful arrangements.

Scottish Local Newspapers

Scottish Magazines

  • The Scots Magazine – People, Places, Culture, Community.
  • Scotland Magazine – A bi-monthly magazine and online information source filled with history, heritage and travel, Scotland Magazine brings the country to life wherever you live around the world.
  • Scotland Outdoors – Walking, Climbing, Cycling, Running, Snowspnorts and Watersports.
  • Scottish Field – Country News, Interiors, Gardens, Food & Drink, Property, Antiques, Fashion, Travel.
  • Scots Heritage Magazine – Lusciously illustrated and boasting a wealth of unbeatable Scottish historical and cultural articles. A must-read for anyone interested in Scotland’s past.
  • Scottish Life – A lively and entertaining blend of everything you love about Scotland.
  • Homes & Interiors Scotland
  • Scottish Woman Magazine