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Highland dancing, caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend's Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry takes place this Friday—Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave. Read more»

Nationalist campaigners are stirring patriotic passions ahead of a landmark referendum in the fall. Read more»

For a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, the United Kingdom has an astonishing wealth of regional accents. Read more»

Australia, Scotland and Finland tightened their gun laws following mass shooting tragedies. GlobalPost takes a closer look. Read more»

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Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

Scottish leader Alex Salmond on Tuesday unveiled what he called a “mission statement” for the country’s future: a 649-page paper detailing many of the terms for an independent Scotland. Read more»

Caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skirted dancers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend's Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry continues through Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park. Read more» 1

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers' resonant instrumentation and ringing three-part vocal harmonies are immediately distinguishable from the decades-worth of other bands from Ireland and Scotland. Read more»

They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but the organizers of Tucson's Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games claim "Everyone is a Celt for the weekend" at the annual event. Read more»

A road sign, decorated with Scotland's St. Andrew's cross, greets travelers crossing the border with England.

When Scottish nationalists this week secured a deal to hold a referendum on independence from Britain, they were trading heavily on their country's historical and cultural identity. Read more»

This painting, found in a Scottish farmhouse, may be the work of Leonardo da Vinci.

A painting found in a Scottish farmhouse may be a lost work of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $150 million. Read more» 1

With Latin American markets becoming more stable, consumers south of the border are raising a dram. Scotland's whisky industry has long placed its bets on Asian countries as drivers of growth, but as Latin Americans' taste for global luxury increases, distillers are hedging their bets. Read more»

A pipe and drum band marches at the 2010 Celtic Festival.

Folks with a love of things Celtic don't have to travel abroad: The Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games are here this weekend. Attendees can expect bagpipe bands, Irish and Scottish dance performances, Scottish cultural booths, and Highland athletics. Read more» 2

A member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights prepares for a landing during a demonstration at the Texas State Fair in 1995.

U.K. skydiver Zoe Sievwright was certain she would die after not only her parachute failed but her reserve chute got tangled and she plunged 3,500 feet to the ground in Perthshire, in Scotland. Read more»

Scotland's Andy Murray may be doomed never to win at Wimbledon.

In addition to his own personal demons, this year's top British seed at Wimbledon, Scotland's Andy Murray, will carry the weight of 75 years of British failure in tennis on to the court with him. Read more»

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