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Verdant Works – A Fascinating Museum

Once upon a time, the city of Dundee, in Scotland, was known as one of the largest manufacturers of jute. Bustling with approximately seventy jute factories, the jute industry created thousands of much needed jobs and provided the public with a material that was considered to be vital. Its many uses made jute a popular product, but one by one the factories closed and the buildings become home to new business. Fortunately, one factory survived the closures, and became a museum to the jute industry. Just outside the centre of Dundee is the Verdant Works, where a modern public can explore the once thriving jute industry.

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Langholm : A Walker’s Paradise

The picturesque burgh of Langholm lies at the confluence of the River Esk and the Ewes Water in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Known locally as “The Muckle Toon”, Langholm boasts a number of superb examples of historic architecture, set amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in South Scotland.

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Moat Park Heritage Center - A Biggar Museums Trust Treasure

Located in the Lanark Area of Scotland, near the rural village of Biggar, Moat Park Heritage Center is housed in the beautiful old Moat Park Church, offering fascinating insight into the history and various aspects of life in Tweeddale and Upper Clydesdale. The office for the Biggar Museums Trust, which cares for Biggar’s multitude of museums, is also based at the remodeled church.

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Old Royal Station : A Tribute To Royalty

The charming village of Ballater is located eight miles to the east of Balmoral Castle along the River Dee in Scotland. The village is the nearest settlement, and railway depot, to the famed Royal castle and the Old Royal Station in Ballater stands as a reminder of days gone by, serving as a Tourist Information Center and museum highlighting the links between the grand old station and Royalty.

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Rob Roy Way: Follow in the Footsteps of a Scottish Legend

The story of Rob Roy MacGregor is legendary. Known as an outlaw and folk hero in Scotland, Rob Roy, or Red MacGregor as he was often referred to, has inspired many a tall tale, books and movies. Between 1671 to 1734, Rob Roy carved a life for himself, his wife and his children in Scotland, and as the fascination with him has never died, enthusiasts of this legendary figure have worked hard at giving visitors and locals the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Rob Roy and visit noteworthy sites associated with him, on the Rob Roy Way.

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Unst Boat Haven : A Unique Look Into the Past

Unst forms part of the Shetland Islands in Scotland and is known for its magnificent cliffs and endless grasslands. But there is more to Unst then just its spectacular natural wonders, there are many attractions such as Muness Castle, Hermaness National Nature Reserve and the Unst Boat Haven. The Unst Boat Haven is located near the Haroldswick Shop and is one of the most rewarding attractions in Unst. Within the walls of this museum, are the memories and history of the fishing industry of the Shetlands.

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Explore the Elegant Greenbank Garden

Located around five miles south of the center of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden covers an area of 2.5 acres where the city outskirts give way to the countryside. Consisting of a stately 18th century house, a series of individual gardens divided and walled in by hedges of greenery, as well as 15 acres of woodland surrounding the walled gardens, Greenbank Garden invites all to take a stroll through nature at its very best.

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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

In 1786 the Northern Lighthouse Board was established and in 1787 the board built its first lighthouse, which is today the only lighthouse that was constructed on a fortified castle. Its location was Kinnaird Head and it is now a part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Kinnaird Head lighthouse was reconstructed inside the walls of the Kinnaird Castle in 1824 and played a significant role in the history of maritime and lighthouses in Scotland. So, when the lighthouse was eventually decommissioned in 1991, the decision was made to preserve it, and together, the Scotland’s Lighthouse Museum Trust and Historic Scotland, created the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, which is one of the most visited attractions in Scotland.

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