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Palmerston House Educational Services Blog

Written by our students and staff 

August 14, 2016

Last week, we took a group of clients to Arran, an island off Scotland's West Coast. It's often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature', and having spent a few days there, we found out exactly why: rolling hills and farmland in the south, dramatic mountains to the north...

January 22, 2016

I am Alexander, a pupil of 14 at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, and I have been at the school for more than 4 years, since Primary 6.


At the moment St Mary’s is based in the West End in a small, pretty and historic building capable of holding only up to around 10...

November 11, 2015

While travelling the world, I have often been asked whether or not English is spoken in Scotland, or whether it is ‘part of England’. Being from a country of only 4 million people, this is hardly a surprising question to be asked. What may be surprising though, even to...

September 2, 2015

With several new flight routes having opened up in the last year and more coming in 2015/16, more people than ever have a direct flight option for coming to Scotland.

This opens up a wealth of opportunities throughout the tourism sector, with hundreds of millions of pot...

We are in the middle of the Scottish summer. At this time of year, many Scots fly off to warmer places in southern Europe, while our own countryside and cultural attractions receive visitors from all over the world.

The Edinburgh Festival in August is an obvious reason...

February 19, 2015

We at Palmerston House are proud to have seen Edinburgh being named in several independent lists of the most attractive places in the UK to visit.

It’s not just tourists that like Edinburgh though – a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently ranked the city as the...

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