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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...

Scotland: Standing with Stones

    Are you intrigued by the Standing Stones in Scotland? Recumbent stone circles? Paths of the sun? Have I got a film for you! It's called Standing with Stones, and covers England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. What does archaology ha ...

Underground Edinburgh

Beneath the streets of Edinburgh lurks a labyrinth of man-made tunnels that were originally designed to hide clandestine activities from the light of day. Once a refuge for everyone from renegade kings to common criminals, this subterranean network has rec ...

I'm William Wallace...

I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them... Scotland is free!     Photo of Loch Tummel Courtesy and copyright Winfred Peppinck           I'm William ...

Scottish Citylink Explorer Pass

    There are a number of companies which offer tours of Scotland, focusing on history, whisky,  golf, Scotland in a day, and all manner of other things. All good and well, and worth looking into, especially of you’re new to travelin ...

Ghostly path at Glencoe

    The National Trust for Scotland is sharing a stunning new night-time image of Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe. A brooding sky sits over the summit, while a ghostly glowing trail leads down to the valley below.   Glencoe has a dar ...

A Getaway to Lerwick

    One of the top places on my ‘must see’ list is Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands. The most northerly and easterly town in Scotland is only 230 miles West of Bergen, Norway and 210 miles north of Aberdeen. Its location and ...

Give me but one hour of Scotland...

Give me but one hour of Scotland, Let me see it ere I die. ~ William Edmondstoune Aytoun               Give me but one hour of Scotland... Written by Jessica Voigts     &n ...

Movie Travel: Harry Potter's Footsteps

    Do you just love to follow along in the footsteps of your favorite movies? If you're like our family, you've planned entire TRIPS around books, movies, and their locations!   When we were in Scotland, we visited all three of ...

3D Map of Scotland

Unique three-dimensional concrete map of Scotland awarded listed status The Great Polish Map of Scotland, a vast three-dimensional concrete representation of the country in the grounds of a rural Scottish Borders hotel, has been awarded B-listed statu ...

A Sense of Belonging to Scotland

Andy Hall loves the light and the landscapes of his native Scotland. As a photographer, he also enjoys finding ways to share that love. For his book A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, he decided to investigate and share what places hold significance for oth ...

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