Discover and Explore Scotland

Tag: vikings

  • Orkney

    Stromness

    No matter where you’ve traveled you are unlikely to find a place that is quite like Stromness, Scotland. With incredibly narrow streets, undeniable charm and an ever-present sense of history, Stromness truly is one of Scotland’s more outstanding destinations. This unusual little town is situated in an inlet of Scapa Flow and it stretches out for roughly a mile along the shores of Hamnavoe. ...

  • Hebrides

    Stornoway

    Located in the Western Isles of Scotland is a fascinating town called Stornoway. With a history dating back many centuries, a beautiful setting and much to please the eye, Stornoway of Lewis is well worth a visit.

  • Highlands

    Shieldaig

    The name Shieldaig means “Herring Bay”, and it was known to be the best herring location from the time that the Vikings dominated the waters. The village itself was only established in 1800 through grants that were given during the rule of Napoleon. In 1815, Napoleon's reign came to an abrupt end, but the fishing village of Shieldaig kept on thriving. Loch Shieldaig still plays ...

  • Attractions

    Tafts of Bayanne

    Shetland has been the site of many different inhabitants, such as Vikings and others, and indications of these turbulent war infested times are visible all over. A wonderful exhibit of these times and the people that lived through them is the Tafts of Bayanne site that is located across from Bayanne House. To get to the Tafts of Bayanne, you will need to board a ferry from ...

  • Festivals

    Hogmanay

    The Hogmanay Festival is essentially a New Year celebration with a dash of Scottish flair. This festival takes place on the 31st of December every year and is phenomenally well supported and raucous. Hogmanay generally starts quite early in the evening, reaching its peak as expected at midnight with the ringing of bells, the singing of the old folk song "Auld Lang Syne" and plenty of ...