Tag: history

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Archery

    It is a powerful and ancient defense which was used as formal protection for the mighty King of Scotland during the bygone days. Archery has become a formidable sport but one that can be accomplished by any walk of life from the disabled and inexperienced to the Olympic athlete.

  • Edinburgh University

    In Edinburgh, Scotland, 1582, a Royal charter granted by James VI allowed for the construction of a University in the city. Thus the ancient but prestigious University of Edinburgh could be founded and came into being as one of the principal and most highly regarded centers for teaching and research. By the 18th century Edinburgh University had become one of the most recognized ...

  • Newhaven Heritage Museum

    Please note that Newhaven Heritage Museum has been closed. The Newhaven Heritage Museum is located next to the Newhaven Harbor. This is a museum attraction in Scotland like no other. It is situated in the Newhaven Fish Market which is rich in heritage and is a living reminder of the lives that the fishing community, both men and women, led. The Newhaven Harbour used to be a ...

  • Scotland Street School Museum

    The Scotland Street School Museum is located in Glasgow and can be found on 225 Scotland Street in Kingston. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed the school that now forms part of the Street School Museum. He built it between 1903 and 1906 incorporating beautiful stonework, striking lead glass towers with Scottish baronial style staircases and a stunning tiled entrance into the school. The ...

  • National War Museum

    Edinburgh, in Scotland, is home to one of the most visited attractions in Scotland, namely the National War Museum. Some visit to relive old memories and some visit out of curiosity and because of its historical importance. It is a museum that is the heart of Scottish history and the monument representing four-hundred years of fighting and combat. As with most museums of this ...

  • National Museum of Rural Life

    When looking around at the appliances that we simply cannot live without, or standing next to great stretches of agricultural land, it is often wondered how people in previous eras survived without our modern day equipment. How did they manage to cope without electricity and how was the land farmed without the assistance of tractors or a sprinkler system? A wonderful attraction in Scotland ...