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  • Distilleries

    Clynelish Distillery

    The original Clynelish Distillery was started in 1819 in the northern outskirts of the village of Brora in the Northern Highlands by the Marquis of Stafford (later the First Duke of Sutherland). It was so successful and its whisky so popular that by the end of the century they could not accept any trade orders. The distillery was sold to Ainslie & Co in 1896, which reconstructed and expanded ...

  • Culture

    Architecture

    The architecture in Scotland can be traced back till before the Bronze Age. Visitors will be stunned at the diversity of the Scottish architecture that drew off various styles across the world, influencing the construction and style of the buildings.

  • Argyll

    Rothesay

    Rothesay is the main town on the Isle of Bute, located on the eastern side of the Isle. The town is built around one of the main attractions that makes Rothesay a popular destination in Scotland - the Rothesay Castle. A ferry service from Wemyss Bay can safely transport you to a town that is filled with historical sights and relaxing activities.

  • Argyll

    Helensburgh

    The town of Helensburgh is located on the River Clyde and was originally founded in the 1600s. The Ardencaple Castle was built next to the small coastal town, but was destroyed by Sir Ian Colcyuhoun in the year 1776, for the construction of spa baths on the site and building of the town that he dedicated to Helen, his wife. Today, there is not much left to suggest that ...

  • Museums

    Dumfries Museum

    The Dumfries Museum is located in the small town of Dumfries, which is in the Scottish South West. The town of Dumfries became a royal burgh in the year 1186 and was an important Scottish border for many years. Even though Dumfries is not the hub of Scotland, it has seen its fair share of famous people that lived here. Allan McNish became an accomplished Formula One racing ...

  • Distilleries

    Glendronach Distillery

    Little has changed in Glendronach Distillery since the Victorian era. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Allardice who led a consortium of farmers and businessmen. It is set on the gentle, green slopes of the Valley of Forgue in the heart of Aberdeenshire’s 'castle country'. The distillery and its whisky get their name from the Dronac burn that flows through the grounds.

  • Perthshire

    Pitlochry

    Pitlochry started life as a tiny settlement and has gradually grown over the years into an attractive, busy town. Situated on the River Tummel, it is a solid town with a strong Victorian air and a multitude of stone buildings. Pitlochry may look like a page from a history book but it certainly is not dull. It is a thoroughly modern city, keeping up with the rest of the world in every way ...

  • Stirling and Trossachs

    Stirling

    Situated in central Scotland, Stirling is a timeless city filled with grace and splendor. Though still relatively new (it was only declared a city in 2002), Stirling has long been established as a town and castle fortress. The old town, which is situated in the shadow of Stirling Castle, has a very medieval flair. Here you will find numerous old buildings as you make your way ...