Discover and Explore Scotland

Tag: viking

  • 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.

  • Orkney

    Deerness

    Deerness is not so much a town as it is a destination. This fascinating peninsula was once home to a cliff top settlement that defied the laws of nature. Today it is a very popular tourist destination and though you may have to travel here from one of the nearby cities or towns it is certainly worth taking the time to see. Deerness, Scotland, can be found on the eastern end of the East ...

  • 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 ...