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Recent articles — January 2015

Stirling Castle

Visit to Stirling Castle Stirling Castle has played an important part in Scottish history for hundreds of years.  The castle has been restored and refurbished and it is a popular visit with our students.  It takes approximately one hour to get to Stirling by minibus from…

Visit to Stirling Castle

The Union Jack flag flying at Stirling castle

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Museum of Flight

Visit to the Museum of Flight If you like anything and everything to do with flying, this is the excursion for you!  The Scottish National Museum of Flight is located about 45 minutes drive to the east of Edinburgh, at an airfield called East Fortune.  The airfield was…

You can go aboard Concord, take a seat or check out the cockpit.

If you always wanted to be a pilot, here's your chance...

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Falkland Palace and Real Tennis

Visit to Falkland Palace Falkland Palace is located in the picturesque village of Falkland. The palace is now run by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public for about 8 months a year, entrance fees help to maintain the building. Volunteer guides are available throughout the property…

Falkland Village

Falkland Palace gardens

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Holyrood Palace

Visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse The Palace of Holyroodhouse is a truely royal visit, the Palace is the Queen's official residence in Scotland.  If the Royal Family are visiting, the Palace is closed to the public. For further information and opening times, see here. It is…

Palace of Holyrood House as seen from Calton Hill

Holyrood Palace is located at the foot of the Royal Mile

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House of the Binns

Excursion to House of the Binns The House of the Binns is the only National Trust property for Scotland that is still home to the same family that built it all the hundreds of years ago. In 1944, Eleanor Dalyell, the present owner's mother, put the care of…

House of the Binns

Jane at the tower

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A few things to do in Edinburgh

What to do in Edinburgh after class or at the weekend Edinburgh is a fantastic city to learn English in.  The size of the city means that you can get to know your way around within a few days, within a few weeks you can navigate your way…

The Scott Monument and the east end of Princes Street Gardens

The People's Story museum on the Cannongate

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Principal’s Post - 20 years of English in Edinburgh

20 years of providing English courses in Edinburgh A Happy New Year from ECS Scotland to all students and staff. 2015 is an important year for us, as we celebrate our 20th birthday.  For 20 years, ECS Scotland has been providing English language courses for professional adults from all over the world.…

Ancient marine reptile. By Todd Marshall via BBC.com

20% discount during 20 weeks of 2015

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English grammar help - Echo questions

How to use echo questions in English A: "I went to ........ to visit the ........" B: "You went where? To visit what?" An echo question is a type of direct question that repeats part or all of something that someone else has just said to…

"I went to Iceland to visit the volcanos"

"I loved all the optical illusions at Camera Obscura"

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Legal English course in Edinburgh

Who needs Legal English? Anyone who works in the law in an English-speaking context needs Legal English. Most people think this means only solicitors and barristers, but in fact there are a range of other professionals who also work in the law, such as paralegals or legal secretaries. There are…

Small group General English classes in the mornings. A maximum of 5 students per group.

1-to-1 Legal English classes in the afternoons. Focus on the specific English you need for your work. Courses available for 25 or 30 hours per week

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Academic English summer course in Edinburgh

What is Academic English? Language is at the heart of learning and studying in every country and every university.  In order to understand and communicate ideas, whether simple or complex, we need to have good language skills.  This is especially true for anyone who wants to use English…

Learn Academic English skills in a small group

Take part in a summer Academic English course in Edinburgh

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English course in Edinburgh special offer

Discounted English courses at ECS Scotland Improve your English in Edinburgh this year.  To celebrate 20 years of ECS Scotland 1995 - 2015, we are offering a 20% discount on our 20 hours per week General English group course during 20 weeks of 2015 ! The 20 discounted weeks are available from Monday 5th January - Friday 2…

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