Scotland

Ancient Iona, a Mystical Island For Pilgrims

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

If a pilgrimage to ancient spiritual sites is on your wish list, look no further than the holy Isle of Iona. With its connection to early Christianity, this tiny rocky island located off the west coast of Scotland has been attracting pilgrims since medieval times. And this year just so happens to mark the 1,450th anniversary of St. Columba's arrival on this mystical island.

All About the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

In one year, on July 23, for the first time, Glasgow, Scotland will welcome over 6,500 athletes and team officials to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Unlike the London Olympics, in Glasgow, 70 per cent of tickets for each event are guaranteed to go to the public.

Seven Reasons to Explore Budget-Friendly Glasgow

Tanya Enberg | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Tanya Enberg

You'll find a fantastic mix of spectacular beauty and gritty urban appeal in Glasgow, Scotland. Meanwhile, the New York Times ranked this laid-back city as the 12th best place to visit in 2012. Here are seven reasons why I love exploring Glasgow and you will too.

How Quebecois and Scottish Separatists Differ

Lee Tunstall | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Lee Tunstall

Largely lost in the recent news cycle was a curious meeting held between Quebec's separatist premier, Pauline Marois and Scotland's nationalist first ...

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

This Highland City is Teeming with Art

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

When you think of Glasgow, art may not be the first thing that comes to mind. On a recent trip to Scotland's second largest city, my discovery of a vast collection of world-class fine art was not only a pleasant surprise, it was revealing of this city's cultural soul. Glasgow boasts more than 20 art museums and galleries, many of which the whole family can enjoy. Best of all, a number of them are free to the public.