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  • Shetland

    Tingwall

    If you are looking for a great weekend getaway spot where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and simply enjoy nature, Tingwall might be exactly what you need. This beautiful natural area is filled with birds, flowers, lochs and historical sights, so you will certainly have no shortage of relaxing activities to enjoy.

  • Argyll

    Tarbert

    The small fishing village of Tarbert is thought to have been founded around 836 AD since it was around this time that it was first mentioned in the annals of Ulster. By that stage it was already a major centre of the herring industry and today it continues to enjoy significance as a port town. The harbor in Tarbert is currently used mainly for the docking of boats and the loading and ...

  • Angus and Dundee

    Forfar

    The legendary little Scottish town of Forfar (formerly known as Angus) is almost as old as time itself. Ancient historian Hector Boece who wrote his ‘History of Scotland’ in 1527, described a strong castle at Forfar where kings of different confederate tribes met to decided how best to repel invading Romans. Since it is known that Romans invaded the area four times between 83 AD and 306 AD, ...

  • Argyll

    Dunoon

    Dunoon is found in the Argyll region in Scotland, providing visitors with a wonderful opportunity to visit and see the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

  • Distilleries

    Ardbeg

    Smugglers were distilling whisky here way back in 1794, though officially the Ardbeg Distillery was started in 1815. Located about four miles out of Port Ellen, Ardbeg distillery nestles in a rocky cove on the Island of Islay's southern tip. The island lies off the west coast of Scotland.

  • Nature Reserves

    Loch Ardinning Reserve

    If you travel north for two miles from Milngavie, you will arrive at the 142-hectare Loch Ardinning Reserve. Dr. Robert Ker handed over the reserve to the Scottish Wildlife Trust in 1988. The northern most part of the loch has an abundance of reeds, rushes and sedge while the opposite side of the loch features wet woodland made up of mature willows, birch, alder and carr.

  • Nature Reserves

    James Hamilton Heritage Park

    At the James Hamilton Heritage Park leisure facility you will find the 23-hectare reserve just outside of East Kilbride. It is a great place to visit if you want to take your family away for the day for something different. Here you can entertain yourself with the rowing boats, canoes and kayaks that are provided specifically for your use on the 16-acre loch.

  • Attractions

    Nature Reserves

    If you have ever had the privilege of visiting Scotland, you will know just what an incredible wealth of natural treasures it possesses. From the Scottish Highlands to the lochs and lakes brimming with crystal clear, icy cold water, the country certainly seems to have a never-ending abundance of nature reserves, parks and woods. The small woodland creatures that live in these places are a ...

  • Attractions

    Scotland Lochs and Rivers

    Due to its long coastline, plentiful rivers and large inland lakes, the people of Scotland have long been involved in fishing and ship building. Today there are still quite a few fishing hamlets as well as many large cities which have evolved from their prominent positions by strategically important waterways.

  • Sport

    Scottish Fishing

    Scotland has over six thousand lochs, ranging from small hill lochs offering wild brown trout fishing to some of the largest freshwater bodies in the UK with perch, artic char, ferrox trout, sea trout, brown trout, grayling, pike, salmon and chubb. Also there are very few places in Scotland where you are not within easy reach of one of the hundreds of commercial fisheries, ...