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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

  • Train Stations

    Queen Street Station

    When traveling to Glasgow in Scotland you will find that the Glasgow Queen Street railway station is the second main line terminus for the city. This massive railway terminus is situated between George Street and Cathedral Street Bridge on the northern end of Queen Street. It enjoys a good reputation and is the third busiest railway station in the country.

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Elgin

    As you walk the streets of the Scottish town of Elgin, you’ll discover that the town’s beautifully preserved architecture creates a wonderful sense of charm whilst at the same time providing a glimpse into the history of this ancient Scottish settlement. Today the Royal Burgh of Elgin, which was established within the country of Moray, has become a bustling commercial capital.

  • Fife

    Buckhaven

    Buckhaven is a delightful town located in the Wemyss Parish of Fife, Scotland. A lovely port town standing on the Firth of Forth, Buckhaven makes for a pleasant vacation destination. Although you may not wish to spend all your vacation time in this little town, it is a great stop-over when in the Fife region.

  • Castles

    Crathes

    Crathes Castle with its reported resident ghost is one of the loveliest in Scotland. This magnificent 16th-century tower house, situated only 15 miles from Aberdeen, has numerous turrets, gargoyles and towers, and is surrounded by superb gardens. The estate was given to the Burnett family in 1323 by King Robert the Bruce when he granted them the Lands of Leys. Almost unchanged since it was ...

  • Music

    Scottish Traditional

    If you have spent some time in the Scottish Highlands you may have found yourself listening to some traditional Scottish music. The Highlands may not be the only place in Scotland where people have an appreciation for this type of music, but it is certainly a good place to discover Scottish folk music.

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Glasgow

    Glasgow is as popular among tourists as it is among locals. It boasts magnificent scenery and many leisure and cultural attractions. Glasgow was properly established in the 6th century by Saint Mungo who was a Christian missionary. He built a church on the site where the present Glasgow Cathedral stands today, causing Glasgow to become a religious centre. Prior to this, the area ...

  • Distilleries

    Dailuaine Distillery

    Dailuaine Distillery lies tucked away around a mile off the main Aberlour to Grantown road in Speyside, Scotland, in what is the perfect location for a distillery in many ways. It has good quality water from the Bailliemullich Burn, access to the local supply of barley and close to the Railway Line for transportation of the whisky.

  • 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 ...

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