Discover and Explore Scotland

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  • Golf Courses

    Loch Lomond

    One the western banks of the legendary Loch Lomond of Scotland, which is the largest lake in Great Britain, sits an exclusive golf club, the Loch Lomond Golf Club. Spread over six hundred acres of the Clan Colquhoun ancestral estate, comprising of natural forests between picturesque mountains and the massive tranquil lake, the club is the long term home of the Scottish Open. The vast area of ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Fairy Isles Reserve

    For hundreds of years people all over the world have believed in the idea of fairies. These mythical creatures have been said to be mischievous but generally good-hearted little beings having a somewhat human shape with wings. They were said to possess magical powers and have featured in children’s stories right across the northern half of the globe. Nowhere has the idea of fairies captured ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Glen Nant National Nature Reserve

    Glen Nant National Nature Reserve (Glen Nant NNR) is a renowned Scottish oakwood with a fascinating history and many interesting creatures. It is well known for the woodants that call it home as well as for playing a role in the history of iron-making in Scotland. The Scottish Natural Heritage organization and Forestry Commission have jurisdiction over Glen Nant National Nature Reserve, ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Ben Lui National Nature Reserve

    Whether you are a naturalist or a walker, you will find that the Ben Lui National Nature Reserve in Scotland is just the sort of place you will like. With as many as four mountain peaks which reach higher than 3 000 ft, the moist rocky cliffs and outcrops support an abundance of mountain plants. The growth of these plants is further encouraged by the low acidity in the soil and so visitors ...

  • Distilleries

    Oban

    The town of Oban in Argyll in the Western Highlands grew around the Oban distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland. Since it was established in 1794, it has played a major role in shaping the lives of the people living around it. The distillery and town were founded by two local brothers John and Hugh Stevenson whose father was a stone mason. The brothers themselves were a builder and a ...

  • Golf Courses

    Machrihanish

    You can play at Machrihanish Golf Club every day of the week and probably find that it plays quite differently every single time. The location on the Kintyre Peninsula, the temperature, strength and changing direction of the breeze on the course see to that. This is one of the greatest charms and challenges of Machrihanish, a premier golf club in Scotland.

  • Castles

    Kilchurn

    There has been a castle at Kilchurn for about 550 years, built on a small island in Loch Awe that is not much bigger than the castle itself. It was probably built by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy in about 1450, on the earlier site of a holding of McGregor of Glenstrae. Historically, the main approach to the castle from land has been from Dalmally to the east.

  • Castles

    Lachlan

    Lachlan Castle has been with the Maclachlan clan, one of the oldest highland clans, since the Middle Ages and the clan seat for nine hundred years. Overlooking the eastern shores of Loch Fyne in western Scotland, the present Castle Lachlan was built in the 18th century. It stands just a mile away from the ruins of the original Castle Lachlan, about ten minutes from Strathlachlan.

  • Castles

    Carrick

    Carrick Castle has a most dramatic position on the west shore of Loch Goil, south of Lochgoilhead in Argyll. The castle was in a state of disrepair but is now being restored. The striking location on a rocky outcrop is worth a visit and if you are equipped to walk and enjoy a bit of exercise you could take a walk till there. A scenic route is through the Argyll Forest Park where there is a ...

  • Castles

    Fincharn

    Fincharn Castle is in ruins with a few sections of walls still standing. It stands on a rocky promontory on the very edge of the southwest shore of Loch Awe. The name, Fincharn is derived from the Celtic Fiannacharn, the "Fingalians’ Mound", which is the name given to an unusually large burial cairn located on the nearby Fincharn Farm. The remains of the castle are less than a mile away from ...