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The Tay River in Scotland

The Tayside area of Scotland has over six thousand miles of river offering excellent fishing throughout the year. The River Tay is one of the most important, though there are lesser known rivers offering excellent angling opportunities that are used mostly by locals. These rivers of Scotland are its main source of trout and salmon and no angler is likely to return disappointed.

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The Population of Urban Scotland is Aging

The population of Scotland is on the increase according to latest records and is now 50,94,800. The reasons are slightly more births, slightly fewer deaths and more people coming to Scotland than leaving.The main reason for the increase in population is the net gain in migration. More people come into Scotland from other countries, mostly the rest of the UK as compared to the number of people leaving Scotland. According to latest reports this gain is 19000 with almost 45000 leaving Scotland and over 55000 coming in.

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Peterhead Hosts the Last Scottish Week in Scotland

Scotland had a tradition of promoting its produce with 'Scottish Weeks'. These were held all over the country but sadly only one city organizes a Scottish Week any more. Peterhead, the most easterly mainland town in Scotland is about to launch the only surviving Scottish Week in the country on July 15th. The Week is less about promoting its produce than about having a good time and encouraging tourists to visit 'Bloo Toon' as Peterhead is affectionately called, locally.

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Scotland Art and Culture

Scotland has a rich heritage of art and culture and today the traditional and the contemporary, the Celtic and the diasporic all have their place in the fabric of the country. Over the years the population composition of Scotland has changed with new immigrants coming from different lands. This has led to a change in the culture, food and lifestyles of the people but it has only served to enrich the land and the lives of the people of Scotland.

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Skara Brae, Stone Houses of History

In the winter of 1850, a storm arrived in the town of Orkney, Scotland and washed away a hill of grass that would unveil a window to the past. What the storm uncovered was a series of eight dwellings that were over 4,000 years old. Today the small encampment can be visited by travelers with a love of history and has gained UNESCO World Heritage Site Status, which will further protect the site.

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Perfect Vacation Destinations for Golf and Fishing

Scotland is the undisputed home of golf and fishing and several locations offer both within easy reach. South West Scotland offers many opportunities to lovers of golf. The Dumfries and Galloway region alone has over thirty golf courses suitable for players of all levels of skill. Numerous pristine lochs in the region provide excellent fishing.

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Enjoy a Running Holiday at Scotland's Balmoral Castle

Perhaps the most famous castle in Scotland is Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal family. The property in Scotland was bought by Queen Victoria and the present Castle built by Prince Albert, her consort. It is the favorite summer home of the present Queen and her family who spent several weeks there every year. At other times the grounds, garden and castle ballroom are open to the public.

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Top Chip Shop Award by Seafood of Scotland

Competition that evinces keen interest in England and Scotland is the National Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Competition. Now in its eighteenth year, the competition is sponsored by the Frozen at Sea Fillets Association (FASFA) and Seafood Scotland.

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