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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

  • Cuisine

    Scotch Whisky

    No one really knows when the people of Scotland first attempted to distill whisky or when the techniques that are now widely used first reached Britain’s shores. What is known is that the Scottish have perfected the art of distilling over a number of centuries and that today Scotch Whisky is revered world wide. The drink was so popular in Scotland that early connoisseurs named it ‘uisge ...

  • Castles

    Neidpath

    Neidpath Castle stands on the site of an earlier castle that belonged to Sir Simon Fraser. It passed by marriage to the de Hays family in 1312, who built the existing castle as a massive stone four storey L-plan tower house. Built against the steep banks of the River Tweed, the main block with its rounded corners originally had three vaulted rooms. Neidpath Castle was known as Jedderfield ...

  • Regions

    Shetland

    To the north-east of Scotland lies a group of just over one hundred islands which make up the Shetland Islands. Although only 29 of them are populated, they have a lot to offer. The largest island is known as Mainland and here you will find stunning beaches, tall cliffs, sheltered alcoves and friendly people. When you first arrive at Shetland you will no doubt find the cool, ...

  • Attractions

    Loch Ness Exhibition Center

    For centuries burly Scotsmen have been touting stories of a legendary monster that inhabited the Loch Ness. ‘Nessie’, as it has been affectionately called, has not only become synonymous with the loch but has in many instances become more famous than this beautiful body of water. However, in this day and age of science and technology, very few people would gladly admit that they are ...

  • Angus and Dundee

    Arbroath

    Arbroath, located in Angus of Scotland, is famed for a number of its attractions. Standing proudly on the coast of the North Sea, Arbroath has much to offer its visitors, including golf courses, stunning natural wonders, caves, beaches and historical structures. Be sure not to miss this amazing destination in Scotland.

  • Golf Courses

    Tain

    Tain Golf Club in Ross-shire is one of the most scenic golf courses in Scotland. This traditional Scottish Highland course is situated 9 miles south of Dornoch and 31 miles north of Inverness, overlooking the Dornoch Firth. Imagine playing a vigorous game of golf with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other! It also has the advantage of good weather through the year, thanks to the ...

  • Distilleries

    Blair Athol Distillery

    Blair Athol is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. A distillery at the site of Blair Athol was originally functioning from 1798 but little is known about it. The present distillery at Pitlochry in Perthshire Scotland was established in 1826. Pitlochry is a picturesque town about 25 miles north of Perth.

  • Argyll

    Dunoon

    Dunoon is found in the Argyll region in Scotland, providing visitors with a wonderful opportunity to visit and see the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

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