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Posted by Calico UK - 08:00 on 14 May 2021

Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society was formed in the early 1970’s. It has taken it’s name from the local  government county, originally created in 1890. The 36 communities covered by the society are those that formed by the new Highland Region in 1975. More details about the society and its history are available on  our website. 

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Posted by Calico UK - 08:00 on 12 May 2021

Swaddlecombe is the home of a series of light-hearted ‘whodunnits’ by two Devon-based authors. It is a fictional village, a sleepy place nestled somewhere deep in the south Devon countryside where nothing much happens – or does it? 

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Kirsty Volunteers at Careers Hive Live+ Online 2021

Posted by Calico UK - 15:00 on 06 May 2021

Last week Edinburgh Science held its very first online Careers Hive event for secondary school children and their teachers. The event ran over the whole week and included talks, an exhibition and a workshop to 2,305 students from all over Scotland. In my role as a volunteer STEM Ambassador, I joined the event on the Friday to chat with groups of S1-S3 pupils and teachers about how I came to be where I am in terms of my career. I also discussed things that I enjoy about my job, and those areas that are more challenging.

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Posted by Calico UK - 08:00 on 05 May 2021

‘Keep Scotland the Brand’ began over a bunch of carrots. Fresh, crisp Scottish carrots, grown on a farm just a few miles away, with a large banner across the packaging declaring them ‘British’, topped with a red, white, and blue flag. Flags never used to feature on our food.

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Posted by Calico UK - 08:00 on 03 May 2021

The Forres Highland Games were founded in 1928 with the purpose of promoting local public participation in sport, traditional music, dance and culture. They are held every year in early July, in the magnificent setting of Grant Park, Forres, one of Scotland’s oldest small towns and situated 27 miles northeast of Inverness. The Games offer spectacular displays of Scottish tradition and culture with highland dancing, solo piping, caber tossing and massed pipe bands to name but a few. There is also an abundance of trade and craft stalls to enjoy.

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