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Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rùm

Located on the Isle of Rùm off the west coast of Scotland, Kinloch Castle was built between 1897 and 1900 as a private summer residence for Sir George Bullough, who inherited the island and a fortune from his father, textile industrialist John Bullough. The castle is constructed out of red sandstone brought in from Annan in Dumfriesshire, and was the first private residence to make use of electricity, and sustainable energy at that, with a dam on the Coire Dubh burn generating hydroelectricity.

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Take Time Out to Explore the Stevenson Way

Scotland has some exceptional walking trails allowing outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Scottish countryside. A recent addition to the already well-established walking routes found in Scotland is the spectacular Stevenson Way. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Kidnapped, and centred around actual historical events, this wilderness walk stretches over a distance of 370 kilometers, offering a great way to explore the area between Mull and Edinburgh while retracing the steps of young David Balfour who is shipwrecked on the Isle of Mull after being kidnapped by his uncle.

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Visit Inchcolm Island and the Augustinian Abbey

Lying in the Firth of Forth, east of the Forth Bridge, Inchcolm island is separated from the south coast of Fife by a deep stretch of water referred to as Mortimer's Deep. While in days gone by the island featured on the route of boats crossing the Firth of Forth, the building of bridges has replaced this means of transport. Today, the island is primarily a tourist destination, with the medieval Augustinian Inchcolm Abbey drawing visitors to its ancient ruins. Inchcolm island is also great for exploring on foot, and visitors are likely to see seals along the island's coastline, as well as on rocky outcrops just off-land. Due to a lack of predators such as hedgehogs and stoats, the birdlife on Inchcolm is prolific and the west end of the island is home to large colonies of fulmars and seagulls.

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Explore the Village of Whithorn

The village of Withorn, located on the southern end of the Machars peninsula on the Irish Sea in Galloway, is accepted as one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in Scotland. With the first Christian church being built in Whithorn by St Ninian in around 390 AD, the village is also considered to be the cradle of Christianity in Scotland. The original church has undergone a number of changes and additions over the years, with distinct eras of Christianity leaving their mark on the historic buildings. Visitors to the Parish Church and Priory of Whithorn will find a very picturesque setting with the ancient stone buildings and the crypt standing as a testimony to quality craftsmanship. The fascinating history of Withorn, and the role played by religion in shaping the area are displayed in the nearby visitor centre.

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Appreciating Nature at Ardkinglas

Set against the stunning backdrop of forest and mountain, Ardkinglas House is located on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll. The house itself is an historic architectural marvel, with the beautiful Ardkinglass Woodland Gardens offering nature at its best all year round. The house remains as it was a hundred years ago, with the gardens featuring trees much older than that, and including the tallest tree in Britain. The gardens are open from dawn to dusk every day, and a network of trails allows visitors to view the flora and fauna at their leisure.

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Travel Through the Great Glen Way

Officially opened on 30 April 2002 by the Earl of Inverness, H.R.H. Prince Andrew, the Great Glen Way covers a distance of 79 miles between Inverness and Fort William, offering an excellent way to explore the Highlands of Scotland . As part of the Great Glen Ways Project, more than fifty interpretation and information panels have been placed throughout the Glen, with interesting facts about the history, landscape, wildlife, archaeology, forest management and folklore of this region of Scotland which incorporates the legendary Loch Ness, majestic Ben Nevis and the historic Urquhart Castle. Visitor centers are found along the way, and accommodation is available in the Great Glen area, as the trail can take between five and six days to complete.

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Innerpeffray Library's Historical Literary Treasures

With the distinction of being the first and oldest free lending library in Scotland, Innerpeffray Library is a popular attraction in the hamlet of Innerpeffray, located by the River Earn in the Perth and Kinross region. Established in 1680 by the third Lord Madertie, David Drummond, and containing a treasure trove of literary works, the library is considered to represent the origins of an era referred to as the Scottish Enlightenment. Initially housed in the loft of St Mary's Chapel, the now extensive collection started with 400 books from the Drummond family's private collection. These were made available to public with the goal of improving and educating the population, particularly young students, as was stated in the founder's will written in 1680.

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Millport – Scottish Island Getaway

As the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae, located in the Firth of Clyde off Scotland's North Ayrshire coast, tourism plays an important role in the economy of Millport. A ferry runs between the island and the town of Largs on the Scottish mainland, with the town of Millport located around four miles to the south of the ferry docking slipway on the island. Millport is a popular day-trip and holiday destination for visitors from Glasgow, which is only 33 miles from Largs, with a trip on the River Clyde paddle steamer, PS Waverley a popular option. With its free-to-use visitor moorings and other facilities, Millport Bay is also a great destination for sailing enthusiasts in the summer months.

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