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A Super Casino Comes to Scotland

Stranraer is small town in Dumfries & Galloway with next to nothing to offer tourists. Home to Scotland's second largest passenger terminal port, the small town of 10,000 inhabitants is now poised to become a new star on the tourist horizon. A relatively poor part of the country, with 20% lower than average income and employment levels, Stranraer has been given a license by the Casino Advisory Panel as the location of the new Supercasino to be developed in Scotland.

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Annual Scottish Food Fortnight

Good food and drink is inextricably linked to the good life in Scotland. While the whisky of Scotland is well known around the world, the traditional foods are also gaining popularity everywhere. The Scots are hearty imbibers of food and drink and would hate to have the traditional meals, particularly the legendary teas of Scotland replaced entirely by fast food and convenience foods. The importance to the economy of consuming local produce cannot be over emphasized.

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The Swirling Waters of Scotland's Corryvreckan Whirlpool

Little can match the unusual adventure in Scotland of a trip to the Corryvreckan Whirlpool. This legendary maelstrom or whirlpool lies off the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Jura and Scarba. At its most spectacular the whirlpool is supposed to form a swirling vortex 300 feet wide and 100 feet deep!

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Rural Scotland at the Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show which has been held at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Scotland for nearly fifty years is a most eagerly awaited annual event. If you think this is only about the cows and tractors of Scotland you are very mistaken as this year's three day extravaganza had flamenco dancers and guitars, whiskey tasting and cookery demonstrations and even a fashion show! This is an occasion for visitors to Scotland to get a taste of rural life in the lovely country.

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Fishing in the Lochs of Northwest Scotland

The Northwest highlands of Scotland are largely pristine regions that have countless lochs and rivers. Fishing here is excellent and there are many lochs where no one has ever fished. In addition one can find plenty to do in the scenic outdoors while on a vacation here. Scotland offers something for the entire family and the country is small enough for one to base oneself at one place and make day trips in different directions.

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Golfing Vacation in Scotland

Playing golf in Scotland is the ambition of many die hard golfers from the US. But traveling in Scotland and playing golf in Scotland can be very different from what you may be used to at home. Any international travel results in jetlag when your body and eyes say one thing and the local clock another. It may help to give your body some time to recover before you play some serious golf or participate in a tournament.

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Breakfast time in Scotland

Scotland has numerous attractive Bed and Breakfast places which are part of the charm of traveling through the country. A substantial breakfast which keeps you going all through the day is a part of the deal and in Scotland you can savor many traditional dishes at breakfast time. In fact Scotland is famous for its hearty breakfasts and no people in the world are more hospitable.

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Scotland: The Scottish Highlands

Few areas of the world provoke a sense of pride in its people as the Highlands provides for the people of Scotland. The mountain range that is the Highlands runs through the north and west portions of the country. An area of great expanse, it is not heavily populated which allows for an area without large development, that holds a picture that is regarded as one of the most beautiful the world has to offer.

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