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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

  • Art Galleries

    Artery Gallery

    The Artery Gallery is found in Perthshire, Scotland at 22 King Street but there are other Artery galleries in the country. The Artery Gallery's goal and focus is to become the leading art gallery in Scotland where visitors can come in and enjoy the talents of the artists displayed there. The Artery Gallery is different from most other galleries in that the collection of beautiful and unique ...

  • Castles

    Balnagown

    Balnagown Castle, also spelt as Balnagowan, is an ancient seat of the Ross family. Their name and title is derived from the County of Ross Highland, where they held ancestral land. Located near Tain on the southern bank of the Balnagown River, the castle is two miles northwest of Invergordo in the Parish of Kilmuir Easter. Surrounded by thickly forested hills, the castle dominates the narrow ...

  • 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.

  • Distilleries

    Strathisla Distillery

    The most important ingredient in the world’s largest selling Scotch whisky, Chivas Regal, is Strathisla Single malt. It is at the heart of Chivas which is a blend of mature 12 year old whiskies and contributes significantly to its distinctive mellow flavor. But that is not Strathisla’s only claim to fame. The Strathisla Distillery is the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands.

  • Museums

    Black House Museum

    The Black House Museum provides a fascinating visit for all who want to learn about the way people used to live long ago in the 1800's, in the village of Lewis. The interesting name of the house can be derived from the fact that there are relatively few or no windows in these buildings and the smoke from the fire would give a black color to the inside of the house. The main reason, however, ...

  • Attractions

    Jarlshof Settlement

    The name Jarlshof originates from the Old House of Sumburg, constructed in the seventeenth century and named in the novel “The Pirate”, by Sir Walter Scott. And so the three-acre site became known as the Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement. This is an extremely unique attraction in Scotland, as it is a visual display of history. An exhibit that you can see, touch and ...

  • Foreign Embassies

    Australian Consulate

    Please Note: The Australian Consulate in Edinburgh closed in April 2014

  • Museums

    National Museum of Scotland

    The National Museum of Scotland is another museum that is a favorite attraction in Scotland, and is a comprehensive museum that features the lives of the Scottish people, the different cultures and the land of Scotland. To gain access to the Museum of Scotland, visitors will have to pass through the Royal Museum building that exhibits beautiful collections that have been ...

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