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  • Why Were Chainsaws Invented?

    The chainsaw is a popular instrument with a long development history, which makes the life of many people easier. But do you really now why were chainsaws invented? Modern society usually ...

  • strong highland cow with lots of hair in Scotland

    Scottish Highland Cow: Everything You Need To Know

    The Highland cattle is one of the most iconic animals of Scotland. It is arguably the most stylish fuzzy cow in the world. These creatures are very cold-tolerant and have quite a long list of ...

  • Famous Scottish Street Gangs

    Gang name - Edinburgh. I can certainly  confirm from personal knowledge that there were actually gangs in Edinburgh - I can remember well careful we were as teenagers, to avoid any contact with ...

  • What Does “Hoots Mon” Mean?

    If you keep seeing the expression "hoots mon", what does it mean?"Hoots Mon" is a song written by Harry Robinson, and performed by Lord Rockingham's XI. ... "Hoots mon", an interjection ...

  • 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 whole; ...

  • 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 ...

  • Stroll Through the Beatrix Potter Garden in Birnam

    Situated in the Perthshire village of Birnam, the Beatrix Potter Garden pays tribute to the 19th century author and illustrator of children's books that continue to entertain little ones ...

  • Ancient Natural History at Glenmore Forest Park

    Located within the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding beautiful Loch Morlich, the Glenmore Forest Park is one of the remnants of Scotland's Caledonian Forest consisting primarily of ...