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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is most certainly an educational tour with a difference. It takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Edinburgh, not only discussing the vibrant personalities that once roamed the streets, but also visiting the favorite drinking establishments that the famous writers and poets of Scotland frequented. As Edinburgh is known for its age old pubs and the fact that it has more pubs in a square mile radius than any other city in Europe, it is no surprise that there is a tour that combines literary genius with a cold one.

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Timespan in Helmsdale Offers a Unique Adventure

The quaint village of Helmsdale, Scotland, has a fascinating history. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque harbor, it boasts the best salmon fishing rivers and tranquil surroundings. Known for is magnificent and unique attractions and activities, such as the Land League Cairn, the Helmsdale Ice House, fossil collecting, fishing and panning for gold, there is one that stands out, the Timespan in Helmsdale. Here, visitors will find a fusion of history, tales of the present and glimpses into the future.

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Exploring Scotland’s Secret Bunker

Hidden beneath an ordinary looking stone-clad, red tiled-roof farmhouse, about three miles north of the picturesque village of Anstruther, is Scotland’s Secret Bunker. Concealed behind a screen of trees and barbed wire fences, Troywood was the site that for more than forty years after the conclusion of World War II served as one of the most sensitive and secret national security installations in Scotland. Today Troywood is one of the most noteworthy and unusual attractions that East Fife has to offer.

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Angus Glens Walking Festival

Located in the western portion of the beautiful Angus region of Scotland, the five Glens of Angus – Glenisla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova, Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk – stretch from east in the lowlands up toward the high mountains in the west, which form the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Using the market town of Kirriemuir as a base, this captivating area is the venue of the 6th annual Angus Glens Walking Festival, and all are welcome to enjoy the experience of exploring its natural treasures from 29 May to 1 June 2008.

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Land Yachting Fulfills a Need for Speed

Land yachting, also known as land sailing, blokarting and x-sailing, is becoming increasingly popular in Scotland, a country that is known to offer a variety of extreme sports to adventurers. Considered by many to be the ultimate speed thrill without an engine, land yachting has the added benefit of being eco-friendly.

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Architectural Marvels on the Mackintosh Trail

Glasgow born Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a talented architect, designer and artist who achieved world-wide fame as one of the most creative figures of his time. Visitors to Glasgow in Scotland can make use of a one-day Mackintosh Trail ticket that will allow them unlimited travel for the day on SPT Subway and First bus services, as well as entrance to the many Mackintosh attractions that showcase his creative genius.

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Spectacular Sounds of the Shetland Folk Festival

The 2008 Shetland Folk Festival, taking place from 1 to 4 May, will be celebrating 28 years of this prestigious event with performances by some of the very best International, British and Shetland musicians at venues throughout Scotland’s Shetland isles. The Festival Club in the Islesburgh Community Center in Lerwick will host both formal and informal concerts, as well as workshops throughout the festival.

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Intricate Wonders of Rosslyn Chapel

The Collegiate Church of St. Matthew, more commonly known as Rosslyn Chapel, was founded in the mid-15th century by the last St. Clair Prince of Orkney, Sir William St. Clair. The foundation stone for Rosslyn Chapel was laid on 21st September 1446 – St. Matthew’s Day. The chapel, with its intricate decorative carvings, is considered to be an architectural masterpiece.

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