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  • Highland Fling – by Joan Jaffe (Part One)

    We were bound to have trouble in Customs with the muesli, Dick predicted, and maybe the half jar of jam and the 47 teabags; but I said they were souvenirs and I would relive our Scottish ...

  • Highland Fling – by Joan Jaffe (Part Two)

    The charm of hiking in the Highlands is the other side of the difficulty: that is, the mostly trackless walks, the obscure destinations only intimated by vague directions, the signless ...

  • Lakes & Lochs of the Trossachs Region

    Often referred to with the affectionate moniker of “the highlands in miniature”, the Trossachs region of Scotland offers much of the natural beauty and exciting history of Scotland as a ...

  • Bathgate’s History at the Bennie Museum

    Visitors to Bathgate in West Lothian will find loads of interesting information on the history of the town at the Bennie Museum, situated in two restored cottages on Mansefield Street. The ...

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What to See

  • Hebrides

    Stoneybridge

    The town of Stoneybridge is located in South Uist, and is situated close to the noteworthy sight of Cnoca Breac. Stoneybridge was an unknown destination in Scotland for quite some time, until the release of the television comedy show "Absolutely". The show portrayed a small and isolated community with their own views on politics and everyday life. Even though it was not ...

  • Golf Courses

    Kilspindie Golf Club

    Kilspindie Golf Club in the village of Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland is a hidden jewel of a links course that hosts a unique international competition. This is the ‘Alternative Ryder Cup’ which is played between two teams of twelve golfers from the United States and Europe. They play the tournament every alternate year using pre-1930's hickory shafts. Kilspindie is an old fashioned ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Bemersyde Moss Reserve

    If you enjoy bird watching or you are keen to see a wide array of beautiful flowers, then visit Bemersyde Moss, a small twenty-five hectare reserve that is made up of grass and woodland. Bermersyde Moss Reserve is owned and taken care of by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and is situated about four miles east of the town of Melrose. There is only enough parking for two cars, otherwise you can ...

  • Activities

    Golf Courses

    Scotland is the birthplace of golf, an internationally acclaimed sport. As such, Scotland boasts some of the greatest golf courses in the world. In fact, this marvelous country boasts more than 550 exquisite golf courses, each with its own flavor. Large numbers of keen golfers visit Scotland each year so that they can experience golf in its land of origin. All avid golfers dream of ...

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Leadhills

    Leadhills is ranked second to Wanlockhead village as one of the highest villages in Scotland. Leadhills village is approximately 1295 feet or 395 metres high and is located in the Lowther Hills. The town of Leadhills was first founded and developed because of the large quantity of lead situated in this particular area, which was later extensively mined.

  • Ayrshire

    Troon

    The harbor town of Troon in South Ayrshire is probably best known as a golfing destination. Boasting some six golf courses, Royal Troon is the most highly regarded course in Troon. The Royal Troon Golf Club as established in the town in 1878, with just 5 holes. In 1886, the course was expanded to 18 holes, and in 1923 the first Open Championship was hosted here. Since then, the Royal Troon ...

  • Golf Courses

    Kingsbarns

    The Kingsbarns Golf Links along the North Sea coast has the sea visible from almost all parts of the course. Though it is a new course, its golf origins date back to 1793. Kingsbarn lies between St Andrews and Crail and this unique part of East Fife has sandy soils, undulating ridges and hollows, and even its own burn, the Cambo running into the sea. All this is set immediately against the ...

  • Argyll

    Loch Lomond

    If you're looking for the perfect holiday destination in Scotland, Loch Lomond is probably it. This is the largest fresh water Loch to be found in Britain, and boasts pristine mountains, crisp, clean air and sparkling deep waters.

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