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  • Travel

    Cruises

    Scotland occupies the northern part of the UK and consists of over 600 islands and is a very popular cruise destination for not only Britons but many Europeans every year. Most of the major passenger cruise lines stop at the famous city port of Inverness in the highlands or the bustling

  • Distilleries

    Glengarioch Distillery

    The Glen Garioch Distillery was established in 1797 in the village of Old Meldrum, near Aberdeen, by John and Alexander Manson. Old Meldrum is at one end of Valley of the Garioch, pronounced Geery. The area is traditionally the finest barley growing area of Scotland. Glen Garioch distillery and a brewery were built on the site of an old tannery and water came from the Percock Hills. The ...

  • Culture

    Education

    Scotland has a long history of distinctive, good quality education and institutions such as the School of St Andrews have become world famous for the age-old role that they have played in the history of premier education. Education really started to take the shape of a formalized system in Scotland during the medieval period when Roman Catholic churches organized schooling in the country. ...

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Turriff

    Today the small town of Turriff does not seem to be terribly important, but just a few hundred years ago it was commonly viewed as a thriving center of trade. Located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the town is mentioned in a 12th century manuscript known as the ‘Book of Deer’, so even though the exact founding date is unknown, it is known that Turriff was established more than nine centuries ...

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    MacDuff

    This history of the town of Macduff really started in 1760 when the first harbor was formed nearby. The town was originally named Dounce. Just twenty-three years later James, the second Lord of Fife, decided to rename the town after his family name ‘MacDuff’. The name means ‘son of Dubh’ or the ‘black haired one’. Not much later the village started to flourish and expand. Its industry was ...

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Forres

    1496 confirmed the appointment of the ancient town Forres as a Royal Burgh. It is here that a mysterious rise by the name of Castle Hill exists.

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Elgin

    As you walk the streets of the Scottish town of Elgin, you’ll discover that the town’s beautifully preserved architecture creates a wonderful sense of charm whilst at the same time providing a glimpse into the history of this ancient Scottish settlement. Today the Royal Burgh of Elgin, which was established within the country of Moray, has become a bustling commercial capital.

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Cruden Bay

    Cruden Bay village, located in Aberdeenshire of Scotland, is probably best known for its excellent golf course. This stunning coastal village is a wonderful vacation retreat for those who prefer a quieter environment to that of the buzzing cities of Scotland. Fondly known as the “Granite City”, Cruden Bay has a reputation as a top oil hub. Join us as we discover what Cruden Bay is all about.

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Craigellachie

    Craigellachie is a small village that goes back to 1750's and is situated in the middle of Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland. The name of the town means "Rocky Hill" which describes its location well, as Craigellachie can be found situated on and around two river valleys. Aberlour village is relatively close to Craigellachie and can easily be reached by foot if you are keen to do ...

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Banff

    The towns of Banff and Macduff lie opposite each other with Banff Bay separating them and can be found in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The town of Banff is made up of a variety of buildings each serving as an excellent example of Georgian architecture. You will notice as you near the harbor side of town that the buildings change to more functional styles.