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The Big Friday Picture: On Sunday, get ready for a rousing night of some of Handel’s most famous works with Europe's largest choreographed fireworks display against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh's historic castle.

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The Big Friday Picture: Perthshire is the place to be this weekend: Blair Horse Trials, Birnam Highland Games, golf at Gleneagles and Runrig at Scone Palace.

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The Big Friday Picture: where else in the world do you get a backdrop like this when you're lining up your shot? The Home of Golf, naturally.

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The Big Friday Picture: The World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow

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The Big Friday Picture: The world's biggest celebration of the arts kicks off in earnest this weekend - it's Festival time in Edinburgh! A month of cultural mayhem not to be missed...

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The Big Friday Picture: Strong arm tactics - Tossing the Caber

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The Big Friday Picture: Rock on! T in the Park, Scotland's famous music festival.

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It's a beautiful day - a summer sunrise over Tobermory Bay, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides

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The Big Friday Picture: this fine-looking beast and lots more besides will be putting in an appearance at The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh this weekend. The RHS is one of Scotland’s top summer attractions.

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The Big Friday Picture: Glasgow's stylish and iconic Clyde Auditorium (aka 'The Armadillo' to locals)

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Gone Fishin' - waiting for a catch on a summer night on Yell, Shetland

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The Big Friday Picture: The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup kicks off tomorrow at the Nevis Range in Fort William - probably the most spectacular weekend of sporting action in the Highlands this year. (photo: Alistair Kerr)

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The Big Friday Picture. The 'Casting of the Colours', Selkirk, Borders, signifying the one survivor of 79 townsmen who died at the Battle of Flodden - part of the 'Return to the Ridings' celebrations, starting in Hawick on 1st June.

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The Big Friday Picture. Scotland’s largest sailing regatta, the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, hits scenic Tarbert this weekend. Over 200 yachts, crew, volunteers and visitors descend on the village for this popular annual event.

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The Big Friday Picture: Nope, it's not the Caribbean - it's Traigh Mheilein on the Isle of Harris yesterday.

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The Big Friday Picture: Word is the University of Aberdeen Writers' Festival - an exhilarating mix of over 60 authors and 130 inspirational events. It's on 15th-17th May.

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The Big Friday Picture: May is 'Whisky Month' - a unique month-long celebration of Scotland’s famous national drink, Scotch Whisky, one of the highlights of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 programme. These are whisky barrels at the Isle of Arran Distillery,

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The Big Friday Picture: April 18 is UNESCO World Heritage Day so why not check out some of Scotland's world-class heritage sites? One of these is Maeshowe, a 5000-year-old chambered tomb on the Orkney mainland and perhaps the finest Neolithic structure in

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The Big Friday Picture 10 April 2009: For something different this Easter weekend, why not take the family to the fantastic Concorde Experience at Scotland's National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, East Lothian.

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Now in graceful retirement in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith, the Royal Yacht Britannia has been transformed into a 5-star visitor attraction that makes the 'Britannia Experience' one of the highlights of any visit to the Scottish capital.

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