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How is Easter Celebrated?

30/03/2018

As chocolate eggs, marshmallow bunnies and hot cross buns start filling supermarket shelves, it can be easy to forget the origins of the Easter celebrations. Unlike Christmas and Valentine’s Day which fall on the same days every year, the Easter holiday dates change annually. Easter will always fall on a Sunday with Good Friday just […]

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Caroline Thomson: Speakers Lunch & Daffodil Festival

23/03/2018

Daffodils are synonymous with spring; the bulbs are planted in autumn and they spend several months developing roots before they burst into flower in spring, providing a welcome splash of colour after the grey winter months. They are one of the most popular garden plants in the UK which is why a whole weekend of […]

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The History of the RAF

16/03/2018

On 1 April 2018 the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday. The centenary itself will be marked by special events, activities and other initiatives at local, regional and national levels running from April to the end of November 2018. The Royal Scots Club is no exception and will be marking RAF100 with […]

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How to Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day

09/03/2018

Mother’s Day – or Mothering Sunday – will be celebrated on Sunday the 11th of March in the UK this year. It was the American social activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) from Philadelphia who lobbied the government for an official day to honour mothers in the United States. The day took off in Britain when vicar’s […]

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Wedding Trends 2018

02/03/2018

If you followed wedding magazines and blogs closely last year you will know that weddings in 2017 focussed on three main themes: modern, bohemian and tropical. Drip cakes, greenery, dessert tables and wedding doughnuts were also some of the biggest trends for couples celebrating their big day. While classic, timeless touches will never go out […]

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How to Celebrate Your Graduation

23/02/2018

Graduation season will soon be upon us so now seems like the perfect time to think about how to celebrate your special day. It may feel like only yesterday your parents were dropping you off at your halls of residence, but after years of studying towards your degree, it’s time for the biggest of day […]

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

16/02/2018

You said yes – congratulations! After the excitement of getting engaged has sunk in, it’s time to start planning for your big day. Having a supportive (and organised!) bridal party around you ensures the planning process runs smoothly and that you have helping hands on the day of the wedding. Selecting your bridesmaids and maid […]

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Valentine’s Day Traditions

09/02/2018

You may be about to order your loved one a bunch of flowers, or book a romantic restaurant for dinner, but have you ever wondered how other cultures around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on the 14th of February. The history of […]

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How to Run Efficient Meetings

05/02/2018

Meetings are an important part of day to day business so it is essential they are run efficiently; time is a precious resource and no one wants their time wasted. Whether you are organising meetings, or simply attending them, you owe it to yourself to become more effective at this professional skill. We have pulled together […]

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What Are Scottish Traditions?

26/01/2018

After celebrating Burns Night on the 25th of January, we thought it was the perfect time to examine other unique Scottish traditions which are still celebrated today. For a such a small country, Scotland punches well above its weight in terms of history and culture. From the ancient clans of the 12th century, each generation has […]

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How to Celebrate Burns Night

24/01/2018

Held throughout the world on the 25th of January, a traditional Burns Supper is an evening event which celebrates Robert Burns’ life and work. Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to […]

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Where to Begin with Wedding Planning

15/12/2017

Once the excitement of your engagement has sunk in, planning mode has to kick off. There doesn’t need to be a huge rush of action within the first few days, weeks or even months but you may want to think broadly about your hopes for your big day. As providers of wedding reception venues Edinburgh […]