Each week a Scottish word and its meaning is added to this site along with an illustration intended to make you laugh and understand. Also provided is a translation of all the words and all the captions into English.
Includes links to: Academic Resources, Literary Organisations & Events, Publishers in Scotland, Resources for Writers (advice, agents and publications), Writers in Scotland (websites dedicated to Scottish writers, past and present).
Badsville - the home of Scottish crime fiction. Includes news, interviews, reviews, book-related stuff, non book-related stuff, and more, with a focus on Scottish crime fiction authors, and crime fiction books set in Scotland.
Edinburgh is the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, pioneer in an international network of UNESCO Creative Cities. This permanent, non competitive title bestows international recognition on Edinburgh and Scotland as a world centre for literature and literary activity.
The site contains loads of information on Ian Rankin and his most famous character, Rebus. Check back regularly for updates from Ian, the latest news about his new books, updates to the Creating Rebus gallery and much more.
This edition of William Golder’s poetry is designed to make the poetry of a British settler poet available to readers in New Zealand and internationally with interests in the intellectual and cultural history of colonisation and the origins of modern New Zealand.
The Piping and Dancing Association of New Zealand was formed in 1908 to promote Piping and Highland Dancing and to conduct competitions. Throughout New Zealand there are over 1,700 registered pipers and dancers, 60 Societies and over 200 competitions are held during the year.
Aims to promote membership of pipe bands and their contribution to New Zealand and its local communities and to assist bands establish a substantial funding base through sponsorship and marketing programmes.
The collection contains some 1,000 prints, 500 watercolours and drawings and 125 oil paintings, and several reproductions and newspaper or magazine illustrations. The majority of the views depicted were chosen either for their historical significance or their picturesque aspects.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions, with 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying 8000 objects. Collections include: natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history, and much more.
This collection encompasses paintings, drawings, sculpture, stained glass and prints, and represents many of Scotland’s most significant artists. It boasts a fine selection of portraits, landscapes and Victorian narrative and history paintings.
This collection contains works depicting Scottish locations, including the Highlands, the Hebrides, the river and Firth of Clyde and the Fife Coast. It also includes a small number of foreign views by Scottish artists.
This collection includes some 265 oil paintings, 20 watercolours and drawings and 400 prints of Scottish portraits. These are mainly by Scottish artists although there are a few pictures of Scottish sitters by English artists, particularly in the period before 1850.
This collection contains around 320 oil paintings, 250 watercolours or drawings and 60 prints by Scottish Victorian artists, with the exception of The Glasgow Boys, who are the subject of a separate study.
Represents librarians and information providers from academic and public libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions concerned with the promotion and documentation of the visual arts in Scotland.
A representative world governing body for all highland dancing organisations and associations ranging from the largest Professional Dance Teachers Associations who conduct Medal Tests and Teachers Exams to the many small local Highland Games organisations.