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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 ...

    February 15, 2015
  • 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 ...

    February 15, 2015
  • 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 ...

    January 14, 2015
  • 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 ...

    October 29, 2014
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What to See

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Biggar

    On the Southern Uplands of Scotland you will find the ancient town of Biggar, which is situated in the South Lanarkshire region. Since prehistoric times this market town has continued to be occupied and today it has a small population of about 2,000 people. Interestingly, when you drive on the A702 you will be following the exact route of the ancient Roman road that leads all the way to ...

  • Scottish Theatre

    Gateway Theatre

    The Gateway Theatre can be found on Elm Row, Leith Walk in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is one of the leading theatre houses that encourages international recognition for local shows and actors. Gateway is also the venue where all the Acting and Production students from the Queen Margaret University College practice and perform.

  • Distilleries

    Balvenie

    Balvenie Distillery suffers a little in comparison with its more celebrated big sister Glenfiddich! Located near each other and owned by the same family, William Grant, the Balvenie Distillery is a little rough around the edges, lacking the sparkle of Glenfiddich. This actually adds to its charm and makes it seem more ‘real’.

  • Golf Courses

    Dundonald Golf Course

    Dundonald Links Golf Course is a golfing masterpiece created in a region which has some of the best golf courses in Scotland. Located on the seaside near the legendary town of Troon it was earlier known as Southern Gailes Golf Club. Even before that Dundonald was an 18th century, nine-hole links layout that had been turned over to farm use during the Second World War. The property had fallen ...

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Paisley

    The town of Paisley is situated in the Scottish lowlands, on the banks of the River Cart, only eight miles away from Glasgow. Paisley is considered the fifth largest town or city in the country.

  • Train Stations

    Charing Cross Station

    When most people hear the name ‘Charing Cross Railway Station’ they think of the massive and modern-looking railway station that can be found in London. However, there is also a Charing Cross railway station in Scotland. The station is located at the heart of Glasgow and it serves the entire district of Glasgow as well as the city itself. Like most railway stations in the country, it is ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Every year, an average of 217,000 people gather at Edinburgh Castle in order to watch the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Begun in the year 1950 with just eight items on the program, the Military Tattoo has gone from strength to strength over the years. Now images of more than 1,000 participants strutting their stuff at Edinburgh Castle are beamed by television to millions of ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Ben Lui National Nature Reserve

    Whether you are a naturalist or a walker, you will find that the Ben Lui National Nature Reserve in Scotland is just the sort of place you will like. With as many as four mountain peaks which reach higher than 3 000 ft, the moist rocky cliffs and outcrops support an abundance of mountain plants. The growth of these plants is further encouraged by the low acidity in the soil and so visitors ...

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