Scotland Stories

AHSTF 2016: Sightseeing at Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park

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It’s not all rehearsing and performing with American High School Theatre Festival and Festival Fringe! Groups also get to do some sightseeing outside of Edinburgh. This morning, coaches loaded up and headed to Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park. Stirling Castle is one of the…

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AHSTF 2016: Reviews and Bravery

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One of our last groups took their show to the Royal Mile today. The cast of Little Shop of Horrors braved rain and cold winds to perform several numbers for their show, drawing quite the crowd in the process. When the rain started to fall before their…

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AHSTF 2016: More Royal Mile Performances!

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It has been a day full of American High School Theatre Festival performances in Edinburgh! Many of our groups had their first performances today in our venues, while others performed on the Royal Mile. Students have also been taking in other performances from Festival Fringe…

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AHSTF 2016: Royal Mile Performances

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One of the best parts of American High School Theatre Festival is watching “it” come together – the hours of rehearsals, memorizing lines, learning music, planning lighting, the list goes on. Schools spend months raising funds for their AHSTF trip, in between rehearsing, studying, other…

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AHSTF 2016: Rehearsals and Scottish Dancing

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Scottish weather… We’ve had it all today. We awoke to bright blue skies, only to have the clouds roll in. After a quick shower, the sun was back for a brief visit, only to replaced clouds and another short shower. The rain and clouds didn’t dampen…

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AHSTF 2016: Walking Tours, Tech Rehearsals, and Ceilidhs

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After a good night’s sleep, our first full day of the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh has been one of tech rehearsals, sightseeing, and the first of three Ceilidhs. Today, a few groups took part in a walking tour of Edinburgh, led by…

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12 Facts About Edinburgh

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Every August, Edinburgh, Scotland welcomes Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. 2015’s festival spanned 25 days and featured 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues! Our American High School Theatre Festival and International Collegiate Theatre Festival programs are gearing up to join the performers…

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New Year’s Eve around the world

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Happy (almost!) New Year! As we prepare to welcome 2016, we thought we would look at how cities around the world bring in the New Year. Many of them include impressive firework displays, along with local festivals and traditions. But first, a couple of fun facts…

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Imagining Oxbridge at St Andrews

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Our Oxbridge at St Andrews program brings students into one of the world’s greatest universities, set in a beautiful historic town overlooking the North Sea on the east coast of Scotland. It is a place of imagination and passion, a land of stories inherited from…

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A Wee Guide to Scottish Slang

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Scotland is proud of being different. Take a look at our history, our politics, our national dress, our food, or our music and you’ll find we’re a nation that delights in doing things our own way. But what sets us apart more than anything is…

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