Tag: history

  • Scalasaig

    On the beautiful Island of Colonsay lies a village by the name of Scalasaig. Colonsay is about twenty square miles in size and is home to only about 122 people. Scalasaig is the principal village on the island and in fact the island is so small that you can never travel more than five miles from the village of Scalsaig without wandering out into the frigid ocean. The area enjoys a ...

  • Leith

    Over time Leith has undergone various transformations. This town has changed from municipal burgh to independent harbor town, to harbor and port of the ever-expanding city of Edinburgh. The character of the town has also altered since in its early history it was no doubt home to rich and wealthy merchants and well-to-do sailors as well as the more rough-necked crew members. By 1993 when ...

  • 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 ...