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  • Argyll

    Campbeltown

    Campbeltown is one of the largest towns located in Argyll, Scotland. Campbeltown is situated beside a loch and is protected by hills surrounding it. Near the town, about ten miles away, lies Keil, which is where St Columba was said to have landed in AD563 on his way to Iona.

  • Activities

    Scotland is a beautiful country with a lot of variety, which gives the average visitor plenty of activities to choose from. For one thing it is known as a bicycler’s paradise with many quiet country roads and cycling paths that are perfect for this activity. Those traveling light can choose to cycle from town to town and city to city as they discover many beautiful parts of Scotland that ...

  • Culture

    The Romans invaded Britain in the 1st century AD, they added southern Britain to their empire as the province Britannia. They were unable though, to subdue the fierce tribes in the north. A massive wall was built across the island from sea to sea on demand by the Emperor Hadrian, to keep these tribes from invading Britannia. Parts of this Hadrian's Wall still stand on the Scottish ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Every year, an average of 217,000 people gather at Edinburgh Castle in order to watch the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Begun in the year 1950 with just eight items on the program, the Military Tattoo has gone from strength to strength over the years. Now images of more than 1,000 participants strutting their stuff at Edinburgh Castle are beamed by television to millions of ...

  • Festivals

    Glasgow Jazz Festival

    The Glasgow Jazz Festival runs for approximately 9 days during the month of June each year. Originally established in 1987, the festival has continued to garner support, and is now held at various participating venues throughout the city of Glasgow, attracting an increasing number of followers amongst musicians and jazz lovers from all over the world. Each year the event attracts ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Science Festival

    Enquiring minds know no boundaries and are constantly thirsty for knowledge. The Edinburgh Science Festival is the perfect place to quench that thirst, and every year the science festival grows a little bigger, with even more interesting things to see and learn about than the years before. While the program provides for enquiring minds of all ages, the emphasis is on creating a drive in ...

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Harp Festival

    If the delicate sounds of the harp soothe your soul, you might be interested in attending the Edinburgh Harp Festival held in summer months in Edinburgh, Scotland. The festival was first held in 1982 and it offers a little something for everyone. It is usually held in the surroundings of the Merchiston Castle School

  • Festivals

    Edinburgh Jazz Festival

    Every year people gather from all over the world to enjoy the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. This is the biggest jazz event in Britain and it is generally held over ten days during the summer months in Scotland. Jazz is considered to have begun in the 1880's in New Orleans, America and is a combination of African and Western European musical elements.

  • Festivals

    Hebridean Celtic Festival

    Every summer a unique four-day celebration is held in the Hebrides of Scotland. This musical festival is eagerly anticipated by locals and tourists alike and it has grown in popularity at a remarkable rate since its inception in 1995. Despite its relative youth, the Hebridean Celtic Festival is the largest Celtic festival in the north of Scotland and it is a showcase of top Celtic ...

  • Festivals

    Highland Games

    There are a number of Highland Games held through the highlands of Scotland. Many of them have been taking place for so long that it is unknown when they were started or why. Today, however, they provide a showcase of traditional sporting events that are participated in and enjoyed by people of all nationalities.