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July 06, 2016

Lost Heritage of Inner Hebrides uncovered in landmark new book

    For the first time the forgotten histories of a group of four Scottish islands – known collectively as the Small Isles – have been brought together in a definitive new work.   By exploring the...

Giants in Glenfinnan

      Because giants can't be bothered to walk over the bumpy hills. ~ Will Wellman         Photo courtesy and copyright Winfred Peppinck Giants in Glenfinnan Written by Jessica Voi ...

A quick techie guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  If you’re a newbie facing the flood of talent that will engulf Edinburgh during the 2013 Festival Fringe (August 2 – 26), you’ll be wanting some serious modern technology at your disposal just to keep your head above water! But you’re ready to wa ...

Activities on a Cruise Ship

  Although the idea of boredom may occur to some when thinking of a cruise ship holiday, this is definitely not the case onboard a modern day cruise liner. For travellers of all ages and all tastes, there is something to get stuck into every day. ...

Scotland for Beginners

      Can you imagine heading to Scotland - cold and foreign - after a life in India? What would it be like, to adapt interculturally to an entirely new place? Such is the story that Max Scratchmann, author, artist, and performer, s ...

Viticuso, 1913 and 2005

        I love this poem, published in Issue 2 of Far Off Places. It calls to me, makes me tear up, expands my heart, lets me wonder and wander, brings me home. This poem is republished here with permission of the author ...

Nae Man...

      Nae man can tether time or tide. Robert Burns       Photo courtesy and copyright Winfred Peppinck Nae Man... Written by Jessica Voigts    

The Tea Garden, Mallaig

    Picture this: a gorgeous warm late September day, on Mallaig Harbor, Scotland, with dear family friends, and an incredible meal. Yes - it was the quintessential perfect day, replete with time on a sandy beach while the tide was coming i ...

Stirling Castle Online: Kids Castle

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to learn more about it with a new, interactive section on the Castle’s website: Kids Castle. Fun and educational, it is designed to help children and their families discover more about th ...

Travel gets easier in Scotland

  Citylink is Scotland’s major cross country bus system. Their coaches -- which is what buses which travel long distance routes are known as in Scotland -- connect more than two hundred towns and cities across the country. We've written abo ...

10 Days in Inverness

    If you’re in the Highlands of Scotland – the land of romance, storied history, kilts and bagpipes, Glens and Bens – consider Inverness as your home base for 10 days of exploring Scottish culture, arts, nature, food, and great people. ...

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