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  • Highlands

    Mallaig

    Mallaig is an extremely important port for fishing trawlers and ferry services. It was the biggest port for herring once upon a time, but still sees a lot of activity in regard to lobsters, fish, prawns and crab that are pulled from the ocean by local fishermen. The ferry services transport passengers to and from the Small Isles, which include Tiree, Canna and the Isle of ...

  • Castles

    Menzies

    Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society to what it would have looked like originally. It was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years. Castle Menzies, pronounced 'Mingies', stands north of the River Tay at Weem. It is a very fine Z-plan castle typical of East Scotland with a large 19th century wing. The main block has ...

  • Castles

    Eilean

    Eilean Donan Castle rises like a silent vision where three Scottish sea lochs, Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh meet. The name means Island of Donan, for a hermit St Donan who lived on the island in beginning of the seventh century. The original fort was built on the island of Eilean Donan at least eight hundred years ago but the castle you see today is mostly built in the early 20th century.