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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

  • Highlands

    Lochcarron

    Up until the road reached Strome in 1813, Lochcarron was known by the name of Janetown, and was little more than a few homes and very few villagers. With the new road connecting villages and improving access to many of the remote communities there was a rise in population numbers and the establishment of a permanent village. Lochcarron is a picturesque destination in Scotland, ...

  • Castles

    Loudoun

    Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, south-west of Glasgow, stands about a mile from Galston. It was the ancestral home of the Campbell family of Loudoun. The earliest four storey square tower with a battlement, probably built by the Craufurds, incorporated into the present ruins dates to either the 12th or 13th century. In 1601, the First Earl of Loudoun, Sir John Campbell, Chancellor of Scotland, ...

  • Travel

    Foreign Embassies

    Anyone who travels to a foreign country will be familiar with just how important foreign embassies are. Not only do they provide the necessary channel for legal immigrations or long-term stays in the country for whatever reason, but they can provide legal assistance, directions and various other forms of assistance. The most common form of assistance is that of re-issuing stolen or lost ...

  • Golf Courses

    Panmure Golf Club

    Panmure Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the world, founded in 1845. At that time a nine holes course was laid by Robertson and Pires of St Andrews in the area of Monifieth. This was later extended to 18 holes in 1880. The Panmure Golf Club was then shifted to its present location at Barry in 1899. Today Panmure Golf Club is a traditional links course that is situated adjacent to the ...

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley

    Motherwell

    Situated in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, you will find Motherwell, a large town south-east of Glasgow, the largest city in the country. There are approximately 93 000 people living in the towns of Motherwell and Wishaw. Motherwell was also one of the main towns in Scotland where steel was produced on a large scale.

  • Golf Courses

    Royal Troon

    Founded in 1878 the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland has three courses, the Old Course, Portand and the nine-hole course called Par Three. It has a famous neighbor in Prestwick and together they form an interesting golfing vacation. In its centenary year of 1978, Troon was bestowed with the Royal title, the only one awarded so far during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Distilleries

    Dalwhinnie

    The highest distillery in Scotland is located at Dalwhinnie in Inverness-shire at an elevation of 1073 feet. The little town lies midway between Perth and Inverness in a glen with the Monadhlaith Mountains on the one side, the Forest of Atholl, the Cairngorms and the Grampians to the other. It was a popular haunt of smugglers and cattle drovers on their way to the markets of the south – in ...

  • Attractions

    Edinburgh Zoo

    No matter what your age, a trip to the Edinburgh Zoo is always a treat. The Edinburgh Zoo has a reputation for being the largest wildlife attraction in Scotland and it is not only committed to the protection, comfort and preservation of the animals that it houses, but also to education of the public, and continued conservation of animals in the wild. Edinburgh Zoo states that its mission is ...

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