The author of one of the world's first bestsellers carved out a distinctive identity for Scotland through his writing, an image that persists 200 years later.
Just weeks ahead of the World Cup opening games in Brazil, The New York Times has obtained an internal report from soccer’s governing body FIFA that highlights concerns over match fixing.
By Lorna Baldwin
The massive horse heads tower over the landscape, glinting in the sun or glistening in the rain, depending on what the ever-changing Scottish skies have in store. Named "The Kelpies," the 100-foot tall, 300-ton structures officially opened to the public…
By Lorna Baldwin
After a 260-year wait, women will finally get the chance to become members at the "home of golf," The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland. The current roster of around 2,500 elite members will vote in…
By Molly Finnegan
Museum mount maker Richard West stands next to St. Oran's Cross -- the world's first Celtic cross dating to the 8th century -- in his workshop in Selkirk, Scotland.
Scottish Island Discovery Digs Up New Information About Neolithic Religion…
By Tom LeGro
Flames engulf a viking longboat or galley during the Up Helly Aa fire festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland. The Up Helly Aa festival, introduced by men returning from the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, takes place annually…
In other news Wednesday, a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland grounded flights in Scotland and Northern Ireland for a second day, and the U.S. Senate has dropped a $50 billion fund intended for liquidating banks from financial reform amendments…
By Arts Desk
Images from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the "300% Spanish Design" expo in Mexico City and the Hindu Ganesha Festival in India.
In other news, Scottish officials defend the country's decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, and two bombs in Iraq killed at least 11 people.
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