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Enjoy the Fort William Mountain Festival

The 2008 Fort William Mountain Festival is set to take place from 15 to 23 February 2008. This celebration of mountain culture in Scotland is becoming increasingly popular, as like-minded people gather to share their love of mountains. The Fort William Mountain Festival is the only festival in the U.K. that is dedicated to mountains and the culture that surrounds them.

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Queensferry – Alive with Legends, Attractions and Festivities

Because of the existence of North Queensferry, Queensferry is often referred to as South Queensferry to eliminate confusion. It name is derived from Queen Margaret of Scotland, who was the wife of Malcolm III. The couple married in a church, which was constructed at the Queen’s request, in Dunfermline. After their wedding in 1070, the church became a site of pilgrimage, and the Queen enjoyed revisiting the church. To reach the church meant that one had to cross the river and the Queen quickly established a ferry, run by monks, to transport people. Thus the settlement became known as Queensferry.

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The Wonders of Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World, in Scotland, is not only dedicated to the conservation and protection of marine life, but also to educating and creating awareness in a fun way. It combines its many exhibits with fun events, such as the full schedule for 2008, which includes a Magic Oceans Weekend, a Leapfrog Weekend, a Rockin’ Reef Weekend and a Shark Awareness Weekend. Even though these events are fun and entertaining, they also educate and highlight the vulnerability and beauty of a world that lies beneath the waters of the seas and oceans of the world.

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Explore the Scotland’s Wonders on the West Highland Way

If you enjoy walking long-distance then you simply have to attempt the West Highland Way. This magnificent trail was completed in October 1980, making it the first official long distance route in Scotland. The West Highland Way covers a distance of 152 kilometers (95 miles) and links Milngavie to Fort William.

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Tailored Ancestry Tours in Scotland

People move from one country to another for myriads of reasons. This has been the case throughout mankind’s history, and is probably even more so today. The result of all this migration is that numerous people live in countries different from that of their ancestors. Certainly people from Scotland, generally easily recognizable by their distinctive accent, have settled all over world. Many of their descendants travel to Scotland and, by means of Ancestry Tours, get to see where their forebears lived and learn more about their roots.

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Visit the Joan Eardley Exhibition

An exhibition covering every aspect of Joan Eardley’s career is being held from 14 November 2007 to 13 February 2008 in the Royal Scottish Academy Building, part of the National Gallery of Scotland complex. This is the largest exhibition of the renowned Scottish artist’s works that has ever been held and includes everything from pastel sketches to oil paintings, from her student work through to the majestic seascapes she painted in her later years.

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Tom McClean’s Highland Outdoor Centre

In 1971, legendary adventurer Tom McClean found the ideal piece of land to establish his adventure center. He became known to the world as the first man to have the determination and endurance to row from Canada to Ireland, crossing the North Atlantic Ocean. His love for exploration and discovery is incorporated in his outdoor center, the Tom McClean’s Higland Outdoor Centre, located in the West Highlands in Scotland, on the picturesque shores of the Loch Nevis.

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The Excitement of the Kirkwall Ba’

The Kirkwall Ba’ Game is a mass-football game which is played in the streets of the picturesque town of Kirkwall, Scotland, every Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Dating back to the mid-17th century, this popular mass-football game has undergone changes in the playing style and even the playing field, but its popularity keeps growing and is a much anticipated event.

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