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  • Regions

    Ayrshire

    Ayrshire is a fascinating region with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions. The area’s chief natural feature is the beautiful Firth of Clyde. The main towns in Ayrshire are Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. It was in the 11th Century that Ayrshire came to form part of the Scottish kingdom, thus history buffs will certainly enjoy exploring this fascinating region.

  • Shetland

    Brae

    If you are planning a trip to the Shetland Islands at any time, you might think about visiting the peaceful settlement of Brae. In Gaelic the word ‘brae’ is usually translated as ‘hill’, but in the case of Brae, it is better interpreted as ‘a slope to the sea’. This is a very good description of the geographical position of this small but pretty little village.

  • Shetland

    Aith

    The small village of Aith, Scotland, can be found on the Shetland Isles where it serves as home to a small but interesting community of young and old. You will find it at the head of Aith Voe and it can be reached by taking the ‘B’ road from Walls to Voe. Aith is a pretty little village with a lot of interesting things to see and do if you know where to find them. If you are interested in ...

  • Argyll

    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 ...

  • Regions

    Orkney

    Orkney is made up of about 70 islands, but only seventeen of these are populated. The largest island is known as Mainland and it is linked by causeways to South Ronaldsay, Lamb Holm, Burray and Glimps. Though many of the Orkney Islands are small, there is something to see on virtually every one of them. Island hopping is a great way to spend time in this part of Scotland as it is one ...

  • Argyll

    Loch Lomond

    If you're looking for the perfect holiday destination in Scotland, Loch Lomond is probably it. This is the largest fresh water Loch to be found in Britain, and boasts pristine mountains, crisp, clean air and sparkling deep waters.