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John Muir Way Leads You on a Path of Discovery

John Muir Way in Scotland, is a beautiful nature path that takes you along the country’s coastline and invites you to explore this splendidly beautiful little part of the natural world. The path is 73km in long and runs all the way from the Edinburgh City Council boundary to the Scottish Borders, crossing East Lothian along the way.

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Family Entertainment at Macrobert Theatre

Theatre lovers living in Scotland likely already know of the Macrobert Theatre. The establishment has long been known as the premier children’s arts venue in the country. The entire establishment is designed around the many specific needs and wants of children, and so it is perfectly capable of keeping young minds entertained.

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Tongue: A Fascinating Destination Filled with History

The coastal village of Tongue in the northwest Highlands of Scotland, owes its unusual name to the Vikings that once occupied the area, and is taken from the Old Norse word “tunga” indicating the shape of the piece of land jutting out into the loch. Located in a picturesque setting on the water’s edge with the majestic Ben Loyal as a backdrop, Tongue has all the charming characteristics of an ancient Scottish settlement.

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Whisky Bars of Edinburgh

ScotlandWhisky and ten bars in Edinburgh have joined forces to promote a product that is a part of the culture and heritage of Scotland, namely whisky. The distillation of whisky, or Scotch whisky, can be traced as far back as 1494. It became a very popular drink, even though at the beginning it was often used by monasteries for medicinal purposes. By 1707, distillers were driven underground as whisky was declared a prohibited product. This did not stop the distilling of whisky, but opened up a market for smuggling.

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Pay a Visit to the Fascinating Fetlar Interpretive Centre

The picturesque island of Fetlar is often referred to as the Garden of Shetland, as it is blanketed in breathtaking green fields and land, which is mostly used for farming. Other than being the idyllic location for a peaceful vacation filled with natural wonder and magnificent bird watching opportunities, the island is also scattered with the remains and tell-tale signs of its distinguished history of Norse and Viking occupation and Stone Age relics. One can always spend days trying to locate these hidden sights, but visiting the Fetlar Interpretive Centre is far less time consuming and much more educational and fascinating.

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Explore the Black Watch Museum

Located in Balhousie Castle on the north side of Perth, Scotland, the Black Watch Museum presents an in depth history of Scotland’s oldest Highlands Regiment in a manner that is interesting and informative. Lacking sufficient military forces, the Black Watch was formed from members of loyal clans in the wake of the 1715 Jacobite Uprising. The name Black Watch refers both to the dark colors of their tartan and the role that they played at that time in maintaining order and keeping on the watch for crime.

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Ski Mountaineering Through Scotland’s Landscapes

Ski mountaineering enthusiasts readily agree that this burgeoning sport is one of the best ways to view Scotland’s hills in winter, while avoiding the inevitable crowds on piste. Ski mountaineering, also referred to as ski touring, is offered by a number of tour operators and ski schools to skiers looking for some adventure, and Scotland’s rugged landscape has some superb ski mountaineering options.

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Old Fordyce Church

The quaint village of Fordyce in north-east Scotland features one of the country’s most fascinating ancient ruined churches, offering insight into the history of the town and area. Referred to as the Old Fordyce Church, the building is dedicated to St. Talarican (also spelled St. Tarquin) who was the first bishop of the area way back in the first century.

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