NEWS AND VIEWS
30 October - 03 November Diwali (Festival of Lights) India ••• 01 November Day of the Dead Mexico ••• 01 November Melbourne Cup Day Australia ••• 06 November New York Marathon ••• 13 November Remembrance Sunday Worldwide ••• 11 November FIFA World Cup qualifiers England v Scotland N Ireland v Azerbaijan ••• 24 November Thanksgiving USA ••• 25-27 November Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Photo by George Gastin
DID YOU KNOW…
The Forth Bridge has been voted Scotland’s greatest man made wonder in new research by VisitScotland as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. The 126-year-old bridge saw off competition from Edinburgh Castle, The Kelpies and the Glenfinnan Viaduct to take the top spot.
WEBSITE OF THE MONTH
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Anantara Kalutara, Sri Lanka