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Star Hotel in Moffat Scotland Has Made it to the Guinness Book

Moffat in southern Scotland is the gateway to Scotland as it is the first halt when you arrive from England. This charming town with beautiful old buildings was Scotland's first spa resort in the eighteenth century and today is well known for the wide array of food, drink and fine hotels it offers.

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Gathering of Clan Macpherson in Scotland

Members of the Macpherson clan will have their annual gathering in Scotland in early August. For the past sixty years the clan gets together every year and Macphersons come from all parts of the world to Scotland to meet up with their cousins. The name Macpherson, MacPherson, or McPherson, spelt in different ways, comes from the Gaelic Mac-a-Phearsain and means literally "Son of the Parson". They are descendants of Mhuirich Vattanach, Fourth Chief of Clan Chattan, who was the parson of Kingussie. His second son was the first to be called Macpherson.

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Walkers and Climbers Enjoy the Munros of Scotland

Scotland is famous for its lochs and mountains which have made it one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The mountain ranges have their own Scottish names and the peaks over 3000 meters in height are known as munros. There are nearly 300 munros in Scotland and hill walking and climbing these peaks is a favorite pastime in Scotland. In fact the 'sport' is called munro bagging and serious climbers aim to 'compleat' them or bag them all. This may take a few weeks or even decades depending on how often you go hill walking.

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Stirling, Scotland Has Plenty of Choice for Golfers

Golf in Scotland offers a rich variety in setting and course quality that makes every game and course unique. One such gem located conveniently close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow is the Stirling Golf Club. A heady mix of history, geology and golf at Stirling can make it a complete vacation in Scotland.

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Golspie Golf Course in Scotland Offers Three Types of Courses in One

A golf vacation in Scotland can be an exciting and invigorating experience. There are over five hundred golf courses in Scotland, each quite unique. It can be a chance for a memorable family vacation as there is much for the entire family to see and do in Scotland. Furthermore, the country is small enough for one to be based in a place and travel to a different town every day.

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Scotland Hosts the World's Longest Running Film Festival

Film buffs will head for Scotland in August for the Edinburgh International Film Festival - the world’s oldest continuously running film festival. This is the sixtieth year of the festival and its patron and legendary Scottish film actor Sir Sean Connery will host the sixtieth birthday party. Other top Hollywood stars who have committed to attending the EIFF are Charlize Theron and Sigourney Weaver.

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Unusual Wedding Venues in Scotland

Weddings are invariably special occasions and to make the day memorable, couples in Scotland are always on the look out for something different. Choosing an unusual venue for the civil wedding is one way of making it memorable.

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Ross Offers the Highland Charm of Scotland and More

Ross in the Highlands of Scotland is one of the most scenic spots you can find. You will be enchanted by its varied landscape with several hills and lochs and a coastline which has rocky shores and sandy beaches. The area is basically farmland where barley is harvested for Scotland's famous malt whisky. It a peaceful haven with changing landscape at different times of the year.

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