Thursday, 25 June 2009

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY - HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009.



DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY - HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009.

Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society celebrate Homecoming Scotland with their "Dumfries Family History Homecoming Fair".
The Dumfries and Galloway Family History Homecoming Fair is on June 27th 2009.
Venue;
Dumfries Academy, Dumfries
Telephone;
01387 248093
Website address;
www.dgfhs.org.uk
Please note this venue is FREE

FIND SCOTTISH FAMILY EMIGRATION ROOTS.



FIND SCOTTISH FAMILY EMIGRATION ROOTS.

National Library of Scotland invite you to experience how Scots have influenced and shaped new communities after emigrating from their homeland to try and find a better life. Some of these communities today retain that strong Scottish influence and identity.
Search through the archives of the National Library of Scotland for direction to relatives and friends and how and why Scotland always calls you back again.
Discover why Scottish roots are all over the world.
The Scottish Emigration Experience is in the year of Homecoming Scotland from;
June 26th - Oct 11th - 2009
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Telephone;
0131 623 3700
Home page is;
http://www.nls.uk
Direct study pages;
http://discover.nls.uk/default.ashx?q=the+scottish+emigration+experience

Monday, 22 June 2009

Royal Highland Show



Royal Highland Show

One of the UK's iconic Agricultural Shows,The Royal Highland Show is a 4 day festival attracting over 155,000 visitors. Located to the West of Edinburgh the 2009 event will encourage Diaspora Scots to re-connect with their rural past at Scotland's largest outdoor event.

Where and When

Start Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
End Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009
Address: Ingliston, Edinburgh
Postcode: EH28 8NB
Local Authority Area: Edinburgh City
Region: East Central Scotland

Contact Details

Official Event Website:
http://www.royalhighlandshow.org
Phone: 0131 335 6200

Saturday, 6 June 2009

MY BEAUTIFUL SCOTLAND.


MY BEAUTIFUL SCOTLAND.

video

MY BEAUTIFUL SCOTLAND is uploaded especially for those web visitors who wish a little glimpse of home & ancestral belonging.
The video carries the song, "My Beautiful Scotland", and they go together well.
If you like the sample music which has been especially recorded for the Homecoming Scotland year you can purchase the whole "Coming Home To Scotland" CD by going;
HERE!
The short video is a truly Scottish production; Filmed by, Dave Cowie, George Betty, Stewart Lawson and Pat Menmuir. Edited by Bill Smollett.
Members of the Perth Camcorder Club.
Musical Director and Vocals; Jimmy Cassidy.
Video provided by G. Mackmusic Perth.
To James in Canada, thanks to G.Mack your wish has been granted - a little bit of home on video.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

OIL WEEK ABERDEEN 8th - 11th SEPTEMBER 2009. OFFSHORE EUROPE ACCOMMODATION?



OIL WEEK ABERDEEN 8th - 11th SEPTEMBER 2009. OFFSHORE EUROPE ACCOMMODATION?

Offshore Europe accommodation for the above dates are reported to be running low. Visitors to Aberdeen during this time are advised to book now to be sure of securing placement for the event.
Oil week Aberdeen/Offshore Europe accommodation runs every two years around the same time and each time accommodation runs out very fast. By the time the next "Oil Week", year comes round (ie; 2011) there will be two more hotels built in Aberdeen city.
Those who find getting placement difficult may be guided by this years event by phoning the VisitScotland Aberdeen Information Centre on; Tel; 01224 288828
Overseas visitor, please add your own countries prefix before this number.

Monday, 1 June 2009

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH.




INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH.

Click to hear music file - sung by Jimmy Cassidy & written by George Mack.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH is a well known cultural event and magnet and is an important contribution to the Homecoming Scotland year.
It delivers some of the best new films from across the world.
The international film festival celebrates the cinema and provides a stepping stone for budding film stars and film directors which atracts many well known familier
faces of the entertainment world.
See and be seen at the "Edinburgh International Film Festival".
For detailed and comprehensive information;
www.edfilmfest.org.uk
Information telephone number;
0131 228 4051

The Crossing.



The Crossing.

A Celebration of the Caledonian Canal to mark the Caledonian's historic innovative engineering, its contribution to Scottish history and its place in the story of the Scottish Enlightenment. A flotilla travels the entire length of the canal from Fort William to Inverness, highlighting the drama of canal navigation and the many influences on Highland life, through song, musical interludes, story telling and dance.

Where and When

Start Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
End Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Address: Caledonian Canal
Local Authority Area: Highland
Region: Highlands and Islands

Contact Details

Official Event Website:
http://www.thecrossing2009.com

Shotts Highland Games.



Shotts Highland Games.

Join us to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of these world famous Highland Games. Commencing with the Chieftain's Parade, the Games will showcase Scottish culture through exciting events including Highland Dancing and Pipe Band competitions, Tossing the Caber, Wellie Throwing, Tug of War, and the Haggis Pass, culminating with the March Past of the Bands.

Where and When

Start Date: Saturday, June 06, 2009
End Date: Saturday, June 06, 2009
Address: Shotts, North Lanarkshire
Local Authority Area: North Lanarkshire
Region: West Central Scotland

Contact Details

Official Event Website:
http://www.shottshighlandgames.org.uk

Information courtesy of;
http://www.homecomingscotland.com