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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

  • Nature Reserves

    Cairngorms National Park

    As the largest and youngest national park in Britain, Cairngorms National Park has a lot to offer. This 3 800 square kilometer area was proclaimed a national park in September 2003 as part of efforts to care for the unique and diverse wildlife and countryside. Unlike other national parks across the world, Cairngorms National Park is home to some 16 000 people who had made their homes in the ...

  • Cuisine

    Scottish Food

    Haggis Haggis is possibly the best known Scottish delicacy. Its rich flavor is truly wonderful. However some people tasting it for the first time,may be put off when they know what it is made of. Haggis is made from sheep's offal (or pluck).

  • Activities

    Off-Road Driving

    Most motorists will have at least considered the idea of taking their vehicle off the beaten path and venturing over more rugged terrain at some time in their lives. Off-road driving was once something that only the adventurer would attempt – since those living in nicely paved urban areas had no need to even consider taking their vehicle over rough ground. However, in this day and age of ...

  • Art Galleries

    The Changing Room

    If you have a passion for contemporary art you should definitely take the time to visit The Changing Room in Scotland. This stunning art gallery is the only gallery in Scotland which is dedicated solely to contemporary art. Located at 35 Crawford Arcade in King Street this great gallery is open between 12pm and 5pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 12pm to 8pm on a Thursday. Admission is ...

  • Perthshire

    Aberfoyle

    The River Forth flows from the vast mountain range known as the Trossachs. Locally it is known as ‘Abhainn Dhubh’, which means black river when it is translated. On its long journey from the mountains it passes through the quaint little village of Aberfoyle that is situated southeast of Perthshire in Scotland.

  • Hebrides

    Stornoway

    Located in the Western Isles of Scotland is a fascinating town called Stornoway. With a history dating back many centuries, a beautiful setting and much to please the eye, Stornoway of Lewis is well worth a visit.

  • Castles

    Guthrie

    One of Scotland’s most romantic castles, Guthrie, is located in Angus County between Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire. The name was probably given for Guthrum, a Scandinavian prince who settled here early in the history of Scotland. Other legends claim the lands were named by an early Scots king when he was served by a fisherman, who ‘gut three’ fish for him. It may also be from the Gaelic ...

  • Attractions

    Edinburgh University

    In Edinburgh, Scotland, 1582, a Royal charter granted by James VI allowed for the construction of a University in the city. Thus the ancient but prestigious University of Edinburgh could be founded and came into being as one of the principal and most highly regarded centers for teaching and research. By the 18th century Edinburgh University had become one of the most recognized ...

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