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From the Iron Age to the Roman Empire, from Vikings to Jacobites, from epic battles to great escapes, September will be a month of historic proportions with a jam packed calendar of events celebrating Scotland's 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Borders Heritage Festival will kick-start the September celebrations with their opening weekend set to acknowledge the region's spectacular heritage through light, music, storytelling, theatre and performance. Lighting the Borders (1-3 Sep) will use a variety of lighting at a range of historical sites including Neidpath Castle, Duns Law, Riddell Tower and Hume Castle, to form a chain of light across the landscape at dusk each evening.

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, the nationwide event which supports, promotes and champions Scotland's produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it, has launched in style today (Thursday 31st August) at Barras Art and Design (BAaD) and A'Challtainn Restaurant, Glasgow's exciting new eating, drinking and event venue. This year, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is encouraging the great Scottish public to take part by changing just one thing (#onethingfortnight) about how much Scottish food and drink they buy and eat. The annual celebration takes place between Saturday 2nd September and Sunday 17th September 2017 inclusive, and is encouraging everyone across Scotland to join in to champion Scotland's delicious larder and change one thing (#onethingfortnight) for 2017.

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