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  • Perthshire

    Meigle

    When you first arrive at Meigle it may strike you as a humble and simplistic village. However within this tiny little village there is a glorious historical treasure – the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. The majority of visitors to the museum are just passing through for the day and many never truly experience the town’s real charm. Meigle, Scotland, is situated in Strathmore on the eastern ...

  • Perthshire

    Alyth

    At the foothills of the Grampian Mountains between the towns of Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie you’ll find the wonderfully ancient town of Alyth. This quaint little village is situated on the rolling southern slopes which are gently blanketed with the enchanting forest of Alyth. To the north of these slopes and closer to the village, the remains of ancient Alyth can be found. It is these ruins ...

  • 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, ...

  • Angus and Dundee

    Glamis

    Located near the town of Forfar in Angus is the little village of Glamis, beautifully set in the Strathmore valley. This quaint village stands in an area steeped in fascinating history. Its greatest attraction, which draws visitors from far and wide, is Glamis Castle.

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    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.

  • Attractions

    Wallace Monument

    Enjoy the beauty which seeps through the gothic architecture of this astounding monument dedicated to immortalizing the memory of Sir William Wallace - a hero to the Scottish people. This magnificent building, which rises up to 220 feet or 67m high, came into existence in 1869 on the former site of the ancient Pictish hill fort in the time of nationalism that was far-reaching ...

  • Museums

    Clan Donnachaidh Museum

    Clan Donnachaidh Museum is dedicated to the clan which bears its name. The name Donnachaidh means “children of Duncan”. Inside the museum you will discover a variety of items, including documents, pictures, books and so forth, which relate to the clan of Donnachaidh. Also contained in this fascinating Scottish museum is the mystical Stone of the Standard or Clan na Bratach. The museum of the ...

  • Castles

    Brodie

    Located 4.5 miles west of Forres and 24 miles east of Inverness, on the east coast of Scotland, Brodie Castle is a fine 16th-century tower house set in peaceful parkland. The land was originally given to the Brodie family in 1140 by Malcolm IV and the castle was with the family till the late twentieth century.

  • Angus and Dundee

    Dundee

    The fourth largest city in Scotland, Dundee is situated near the mouth of the River Tay which is in the region of Angus. Dundee, also known as the City of Discovery, has many attractions that are worthy of 'discovery'. Dundee has been established as some form of settlement since prehistoric times as Pictish ruins can still be seen just outside of the modern city. It was here in ...

  • Regions

    Fife

    Fife is one of the historical regions of Scotland and was originally a Pictish Kingdom. It is still called the Kingdom of Fife and is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth. Originally Fife had three main districts - Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife. The functions that were performed by these districts are now performed by the Fife counsel.