Thurso: Scotland's world famous surfing spot
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2008 is a special year for Carnwath in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Red Hose Race is 500 years old and was recognised as the oldest road race in the world by the World Guinness Book of Records.
100 years after Shackleton’s Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica, a team of four Irish explorers have become the first all-Irish expedition to reach the South Pole.
Scotland had fun all the way through. The Scots are out of Euro 2008 after 2-1 loss to Italy but James McFadden and Gary Caldwell's winning goals against France will live long in the memory.
The Celtic League was born in 2001 as an annual Rugby Union competition involving teams from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Today, the Celtic League is the third major rugby league in Europe.
The joint bid by Scotland and Ireland for the EURO Championship in 2008 has been unsuccessful. The Celtic bid had been rated as second favourite but finally trailed in fourth out of seven.