Burns Night – January 2023
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
1w ago
The Scotland Hour Team are delighted to start 2023 by celebrating Burns Night and our national bard. The first #ScotlandHour of the year conveniently falls on the 25th of January: Burns Night, so we thought we would hold a twitter Burns party in celebration. We are in good company too with Scotland Is Now aka @Scotland supporting us and also wanting to share the love of our national bard with a worldwide audience. Burns travelled across Scotland in his lifetime but the South of Scotland was home to him and we are again delighted that Discover South Scotland aka @HereScotland are also guest ho ..read more
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St Andrew’s Day Food and Drink – November 2022
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
2M ago
We have a very special #ScotlandHour chat for our last of 2022. As a reminder, we take December off and will be back in January 2023. St Andrew’s Day is a symbolic moment for us to spend time with people we value, in places we love, to celebrate Scotland’s richly diverse communities, and connect with friends in other countries across the world. St Andrew’s Day is sometimes referred to as the Feast of St Andrew and as Scotland Hour falls on 30 November this month, we’ll be toasting the best our land of food and drink has to offer and the mix of people and cultures that craft it. From enjoying f ..read more
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Scotland’s Festivals – August 2022
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
5M ago
Some of Scotland’s best-loved festivals have been enjoying an epic return to in-person gatherings this month in Edinburgh and some of these (looking at you Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival) are also celebrating their 75th anniversary. The capital has become a global melting pot of creativity and the greatest single celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Scotland’s cultural, sporting, and business festivals are a vital component of our tourism offering and they also showcase what it’s like to live and work here, helping to ..read more
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Summer Nights – June 2022
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
7M ago
Living in Scotland we perhaps take our long days and short nights for granted but as I say to my children it’s a long winter in Scotland and we should make the most of summer. Which is why the ScotlandHour team thought June was the perfect month to celebrate the Summer Solstice and our summer nights. – Fiona We are delighted that this month we have one of our favourite guest hosts joining us: Kim Kjaerside @Kimkjaerside, who may actually tweet from Portobello Beach and is known for the stunning shots he takes from that beach. We are also joined by Be our Guest Scotland @SGHBBA and FortWilliam ..read more
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Learning in and about Scotland – May 2022
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
9M ago
Learning is such an essential part of travelling – it’s basically impossible to travel and not come home with a head full of newly learnt facts about history and culture, a few new words in a foreign language, or even new skills you picked up along the way. In Scotland, where tour guides become storytellers, these learning experiences are waiting behind every castle ruin, bilingual signpost, and hairy coo. Join us and co-host Kathi from the @wildforscotland podcast on a #ScotlandHour journey of wonder and discovery, and share with us some of the things you’ve learned about Scotland, lessons fr ..read more
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Amazing Accommodation Around Scotland
Scotland Hour
by Mark Calpin
10M ago
  Accommodation Themed Scotlandhour Wednesday 27th April 9-10pm As the weather makes some small steps towards summer, our thoughts turn towards getting some time away and staying out and about in Scotland. There is such a wide variety of fantastic accommodation now throughout the country that we felt it only right here at Scotlandhour to turn the spotlight on them and take a few moments enjoy all the great things they have to offer. Whether it is our world famous hotels or lesser known luxurious self catering locations, there is such a wide range of places for visitors, and locals, to st ..read more
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The #ScotlandHour Playlist
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
10M ago
Scotland’s great contribution to culture and arts was yet again on display in our 30th March, 2022 Twitter Chat which was actually about Scotland’s islands and Scottish places that touch our souls because of Q5. What song or tune evokes or reminds you of a place in Scotland that touches your soul? suggested by @kerrydexter. It was agreed by Fiona and Kirsten that a ScotlandHour playlist should be made with all the answers. And so the result is on YouTube, where all of the songs mentioned – and a few more – can be found quite easily. We hope you enjoy this collection of 50 songs. May it make ..read more
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Islands and Places that Touch the Soul – March 2022
Scotland Hour
by Kirsten Alana
11M ago
Our March 2022 chat is all about Scottish Islands and places in Scotland that touch our souls. When we celebrated our 10th Anniversary in October, we asked for themes for this year. This is the first of these and was suggested by Explore @IslayandJura. So, it is only appropriate they are one of our guest hosts today and we welcome them with their new brand and website. We also have @CalMacFerries, the well-loved ferry operator who gets us to the islands on the west coast. Their current campaign has the #IsleBeBack hashtag so we are using that tonight alongside the #ScotlandHour hashtag. Finall ..read more
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Walking and Walking Trails – Scotlandhour Wednesday 23rd Feb 9-10pm
Scotland Hour
by Mark Calpin
1y ago
There can be no better way to enjoy our wonderful country than by walking out and about across Scotland. Not only do you get the chance to see things at your own pace, savouring the fresh air and the scenery, but you also get a little ( or big ) bit of exercise at the same time, so great for the head and the heart! And another bonus is that it doesn’t have to cost too much at all. This month’s theme is ideally poised to get us all inspired on these lengthening days with the warmer weather (I was going to write “improving” before last weekend!). Whilst Spring might not have sprung quite yet, w ..read more
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Year of Stories and Burns Night – January 2022
Scotland Hour
by Mark Calpin
1y ago
Welcome to the first #ScotlandHour of 2022 [our 11th year hosting this chat] where we are celebrating the Year of Stories and one of our greatest storytellers – and our bard – Robert Burns.  To quote VisitScotland, one of our guest hosts this month, describing Year of Stories, “Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. Shared stories, whether spoken, written, sung or filmed are what give a sense of place, history and belonging. This year you can look forward to events and festivals by local and national organisations, community group ..read more
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