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Stroll Through the Beatrix Potter Garden in Birnam

Situated in the Perthshire village of Birnam, the Beatrix Potter Garden pays tribute to the 19th century author and illustrator of children's books that continue to entertain little ones around the world today. Her stories have been retold in ballet, song, film, and animation, and her instantly recognizable characters and their woodland surroundings appear on countless items of merchandise. Visitors to the Beatrix Potter Garden will recognize many, if not all, the sculptured characters scattered throughout the beautifully maintained and tranquil grounds.

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Lee Castle in the Valley of Clyde

With an intriguing history spanning close to seven centuries and located in the charming Valley of Clyde countryside, Lee Castle is listed as a building of regional importance (category B) on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Also referred to simply as The Lee, the property on which this magnificent mansion stands was the seat of the Lockharts of Lee from 1297 until the year 1919, although the current structure is the result of renovations and additions carried out during the 19th century.

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Shinty: A Uniquely Scottish Sport

The team sport known as "shinty" has been described as a mixture of hockey, lacrosse and ice-hockey, but that description doesn’t really do justice to a game which is considered to be one of the oldest in the world. Shinty originated in Scotland and at one stage it was played wherever Scottish Highlanders migrated to, but it is now played primarily in the Scottish Highlands. The rules and competitions of shinty are governed by the Camanachd Association located in Inverness, with the main competitive events being the Scottish Hydro Premier Division and the Camanachd Association Challenge Cup.

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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

To appreciate the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, one has to understand the important role this infantry regiment played in history and that it is still held in high esteem today. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were formed in 1881 by amalgamating the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders Regiment with the 91st Regiment (Argyllshire). More recently, the regiment was restructured in 2004, amalgamating with the Scottish Infantry and is now known as the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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Benmore Botanic Garden

One of the most popular natural attractions in the Argyll and Bute region of Scotland is the Benmore Botanic Garden. It forms part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and is located in the Cowal Peninsula, on the road between Lock Eck and Dunoon. A natural river runs through the garden, providing the plants and trees with water, and creating a tranquil and picturesque setting for visitors to enjoy. It is a garden like no other, with an unforgettable entrance that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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Get Aff Ma Land

Reports suggest that certain streets in Glasgow and Edinburgh are among the most dangerous in Europe, with stabbings, shootings and slappings at an all-time high. One way to eliminate the problem would be to ban the public from entering these areas altogether. What, too extreme? More than a little impractical? Not really fair to punish the innocent masses for the actions of the violent few? The guardians of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park might disagree.

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Helensburgh Heroes Experience

A Scottish community is set to release a version of the classic David Bowie track 'Heroes', on 1st August 2009, which is the end product of six months hard work by over 100 local singers and musicians.

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Getting Back in the Saddle with Equus Roseisle

Many of us spend at least some time enjoying the pleasures that horses bring during our youth, but as we grow up and other concerns creep into our lives, we end up straying from this much beloved past time. However there is something about horses and horse riding that is so soothing to the soul – something that we desperately seem to be in need of in these difficult economic times we are currently enduring.

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