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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

  • Festivals

    Hebridean Celtic Festival

    Every summer a unique four-day celebration is held in the Hebrides of Scotland. This musical festival is eagerly anticipated by locals and tourists alike and it has grown in popularity at a remarkable rate since its inception in 1995. Despite its relative youth, the Hebridean Celtic Festival is the largest Celtic festival in the north of Scotland and it is a showcase of top Celtic ...

  • Golf Courses

    Boat Of Garten

    The whistle of the steam engine resounds through the dense silver birch forests adding a touch of nostalgia as you play. The western boundary of the Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club is adjoining the tracks of the Strathspey Steam Railway, well loved by vacationers. Popularly called “the Gleneagles of the North,” the delightful Boat of Garten Club is one of the most scenic in Scotland.

  • 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 ...

  • Castles

    Braemar

    Braemar Castle in Aberdeenshire has the most famous and illustrious neighbors anyone in Scotland could want. The castle and Invercauld estate is next to Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal Family. Owned by the Farquharson family, the Invercauld estate is run very much the way Balmoral is and the inspiration has given visitors a lovely property to see, experience and even ...

  • Distilleries

    Campbell

    The original Aberlour Distillery was believed to be founded by John and James Grant in Aberlour, Banffshire in 1826. Officially, though, it is recorded as being built in1879 by James Fleming about a mile from the original site in Speyside. Aberlour means ‘mouth of the chattering burn’ in Gaelic. The distillery was taken over in 1892 by R. Thorne and Sons who enlarged it to a great degree. ...

  • History

    Overview

    The Romans invaded Britain in the 1st century AD, during which time they added southern Britain to their empire as the province Britannia. They were, however, unable to subdue the fierce tribes in the north. A massive wall was built across the island from sea to sea on demand by the Emperor Hadrian to keep these tribes from invading Britannia. Parts of this Hadrian's Wall still ...

  • Castles

    Brodick

    Off the west coast of Scotland on the Isle of Arran stands a magnificent red sandstone castle, amidst the forests at the foot of Goatfell Mountain. This is Brodick Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton. The name Brodick means 'broad bay' in Norse.

  • 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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