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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

  • Museums

    National War Museum

    Edinburgh, in Scotland, is home to one of the most visited attractions in Scotland, namely the National War Museum. Some visit to relive old memories and some visit out of curiosity and because of its historical importance. It is a museum that is the heart of Scottish history and the monument representing four-hundred years of fighting and combat. As with most museums of this ...

  • Attractions

    Crannog Centre

    A popular visitor's attraction is the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay in Scotland. A visit to the Centre is unforgettable and will stay with you for a long time. This is one destination you would not want to miss. Crannog's history goes back many thousands of years. Crannog Centre is a complete example of what life was like 2500 years ago. The shore-based exhibition tells the story of the Crannog ...

  • Photos

    City Centre

    Photographs are a great way to get a feel for a country. Photographs help you to visualize what you will be likely to see and enjoy whilst on your travels and they also help you to mentally prepare yourself for what you might experience. They can serve to familiarize you with certain places and even help you to meet people you have never seen face to face! They can serve as a ...

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Hamilton

    Hamilton is a Scottish town situated in South Lanarkshire close to the banks of the River Clyde. Over 49 000 people reside here, many of whom work for either the local government or one of the many service industries.

  • Golf Courses

    Nairn

    The greatest charm of Nairn Golf Course is that you can see Moray Firth from every hole. It is easy to be hypnotized by the stunning views of the waters and the golden hues and changing lights of the Black Isle. Beware! Do not let it bewitch you; it is not at all difficult to strike the ball into the sea on each of the first seven holes!

  • Golf Courses

    Lundin Golf Club

    Lundin Links has been created out of half an old Tom Morris course. It lies ten miles south of St. Andrews on the East Neuk of Fife, overlooking the Firth of Forth. Lundin Golf Club was founded in 1868 and in the early days used to share its 18-hole golf course with the neighboring Leven Links Club. This course is now known as The Old. Lundin Golf Club was located on the east side of the ...

  • Distilleries

    Caol Ila Distillery

    The Caol Ila Distillery gets its name from its location on the Island of Islay. Caol Ila, pronounced as 'kul-eela', is Gaelic for “Sound of Islay”. It nestles in a quiet isolated cove near Port Askaig, on the north-east corner of the island. Built in 1846 by Hector Henderson it has seen many changes in ownership but rarely stopped production. In 1857 the distillery was purchased by Bulloch ...

  • Castles

    Inverness

    Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ was supposedly based in the earlier 11th century Inverness Castle, the location of Duncan’s murder. The present Inverness Castle may not be witness to anything so dramatic, but as the premises of the Sheriff’s Court it may not be without its own tales of crime and passion.

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