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Sculptor Tom Church talks about the inspiration for his controversial 'Braveheart' statue of William Wallace.
Like a Scottish Nostradamus, the Brahan Seer is credited with remarkable gifts of prophesy including a prediction of the slaughter of Highlanders at Culloden.
Scotland has been proclaimed one of the most haunted countries on Earth. What follows is a list of the 10 most haunted locations in the country.
The Tall Ship, the ‘Glenlee’ is the only Clydebuilt ship of her kind still afloat in the UK and is now at a new berth outside the Riverside Museum, Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel.
To mark the switching off of the anaologue television system, Iain Baird celebrates the pioneering work of the man who helped develop it – his grandfather John Logie Baird.
An insight into the history of the Scottish Cup trophy. Richard McBrearty from the Scottish Football Museum tells the story behind the world's oldest national football trophy.
Wojtek, the brave, beer-drinking bear who became a Polish war hero, was a legend in his own lifetime. Seven decades on and in Scotland the legend is undergoing a renaissance.
Handfasting is the symbolic act of a couple's hands being tied together, often with cords or ribbons, representing their union. For modern-day couples who choose to be handfasted, it is usually the main focus of their wedding day or engagement and is seen as strongly symbolic and spiritual.
A feature about the vibrant world of the world famous Barras.
Was Merlin the Welsh wizard really Scottish?
Sawney Bean: The story of Scotland's legendary cannibal.
Senchus fer nAlban was Britain's first native census. This 7th Century document records the people and military power of Dalriada.
One of the most exciting and daring criminals in Scottish history. The ultimate daredevil, Johnny Ramensky, famous for safecracking and breaking out of prisons.
One of the most dramatic miscarriages of Scottish Justice, rectified with help from the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Illegal Scottish Bookmaking in the 1950s, as told by those who experienced the activities.
An article on the life of notorious Scotswoman Minnie Dean, the only female ever to be executed in New Zealand.
Why is the nine of diamonds playing card referred to in card games as "The Curse of Scotland"?