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Friday, 29 June 2007

Visit Scotland Stinking Wynd

Visit Scotland Quiz. In which historic Fife town is Stinking Wynd ? Find the answer here.

Visit Scotland James V

Visit Scotland Quiz. In which town in Fife, Scotland, did James V die ? Find the answer here.

Visit Scotland Scottish Fisheries Museum

Visit Scotland Quiz. Where in Scotland is the Scottish Fisheries Museum ? Find the answer here.

Visit Scotland Innerpeffray Library

Visit Scotland Quiz. Where in Scotland is the Innerpeffray Library ? Find the answer here.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Visit Thirlestane Castle Scotland

Visit Thirlestane Castle, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Located near Lauder, this is one of the great houses of Scotland. Originally dating from the thirteenth century, it became the home of the Maitland family in the sixteenth century.

Visit Leuchars Scotland

Visit Leuchars, Fife, Scotland. When visiting St Andrews it is worth taking the short drive to Leuchars. This small town has a wonderful Norman Church, with chancel and apse dating from the early thirteenth century.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Visit Bonnie Bonnie Banks

Walk along the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. 25 Walks: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Visit Iona

Visit Iona. Iona is a beautiful island steeped in religious history. St. Columbia founded his monastery here in the sixth century, and the islands holds a unique place in the spiritual and cultural history of Scotland. Mairi MacArthur shares her deep knowledge of Iona's past, its folklore and landscape. Iona (Colin Baxter Island Guides).

Visit Mull

Visit Mull. Mull is an astonishingly diverse island. Sheltered on its east side by Morvern and Ardnamurchan, the western side of the island in contrast is an altogether more dramatic landscape, punctuated by indented sea lochs and battered by Atlantic gales. Mull has many fascinations, startling geology, an abundance of wildlife such as eagles and sea eagles, whales, dolphins, otters and many other species. In this book, acclaimed Scottish photographer John MacPherson celebrates the extraordinary natural beauty of one of Scotland's most famous islands. Mull (Images of Scotland).

Visit Dunoon

Visit Dunoon and the magnificent Cowal peninsula. Images of Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Visit Inver Scotland

Visit Scotland Quiz. Which famous Scottish fiddler and composer lived at Inver, near Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. Find the answer here.

Visit Scotland Scots Dictionary

The Scots language in one volume, from the earliest records to the present day. The dictionary gives meanings of words, as well as pronunciations and etymologies and indication of where and when they are, or were, used. The Concise Scots Dictionary.

Monday, 25 June 2007

Visit Coupar Angus Scotland

Visit Coupar Angus Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Scotland Distilleries

Visit Scotland Quiz. Where on mainland Scotland is the center of the whisky distilling industry ? Find the answer here.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Visit Scotland Apprentice Pillar

Visit Scotland Quiz. Where in Scotland is the Apprentice Pillar ? Find the answer here.

Saturday, 23 June 2007

Loch Ness

Loch Ness is possibly the most famous stretch of water in Scotland, renowned for perennial tourist attraction, the Loch Ness Monster. Loch is 24 miles long, about one mile across, and very deep.

Friday, 22 June 2007

Gavin Maxwell

Visit Scotland Quiz. With which Scottish Island is the name of the author Gavin Maxwell associated ? Find the answer here.

Visit Queens View Scotland

Visit Scotland Quiz. Where in Scotland is the Queens View ? Find the answer here.

Visit Angus Scotland

Visit Scotland Quiz. Where in Scotland is the Angus Folk Museum ? Find the answer here.

Visit Drummond Castle Scotland

Drummond Castle, near Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, was built in 1491 by Sir John Drummond, and is more than worth a visit in good weather.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Visit Dunfermline Scotland

Visit the oldest house in Dunfermline, dating from 1450, The Abbot House is now a heritage center run by Dunfermline Heritage Trust, Fife, Scotland.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Visit Falkirk Scotland

Battle of Falkirk in 1298 at Falkirk, Scotland. The Battle of Falkirk. Combatants were Sir William Wallace against King Edward I of England. After Wallace's victory at Stirling, he was knighted and given the title Guardian of Scotland. Edward I, on the other hand, was in Flanders, hoping to secure new land for the English crown. On hearing of the defeat of his entire northern army, he headed home. He then marched north with 87,500 troops. Wallace could only muster about one third of that. When Edward arrived in Kirkliston, he considered retreating after he saw the Lothians had become a desert. However, two Scottish knights sent a message to him, betraying Wallace's whereabouts. The following day, Edward's army rode to Falkirk where they attacked the Scots. The Scottish knights also betrayed Wallace, turning and riding from the field at the vital moment. Like most of the Scottish nobles, they would rather have fought for the English where they believed chivalry was best served. The Scots army suffered severe slaughter. The retreating body of Wallace's men was too small to hold Stirling and had to pass it by. There was little gain in Edward's victory, but he had defeated Wallace. On the banks of the River Forth, Wallace sadly renounced his guardianship. He was now an outlaw again.

Visit Stirling Scotland

The taking of Stirling Bridge over the Forth by the Scots marks the point where the first great battle of the Scottish wars of independence was won. The heavily equipped English army, now divided into two, struggle to fight in the heavy ground of the river plain. In the centre the Scots Captain Wallace can be seen slaying treasurer Cressingham, while to the right lies a fatally wounded Sir Andrew de Moray.

Visit Scotland Stirling Bridge

Battle of Stirling Bridge 11th September 1297.

Visit Scotland Loudon Hill

Loudon Hill. In 1296 an English convoy escorting a shipment of looted gold was passing through the Irvine valley to the port of Ayr. It was led by an English Knight by the name of Fenwick, who in 1291 had killed the father of William Wallace, Sir Malcolm. Wallace, who was fighting a guerilla war on the English invaders, planned an attack at Loudon Hill where the road on which Fenwicks convoy was traveling had to pass through a steep gorge. Wallace had about fifty men and Fenwick close to one hundred and eighty. The Scots blocked the road with debris and attacked on foot. The English charged, but the Scots held firm. Fenwick armed with a spear, turned his horse in the direction of Wallace, who in turn felled Fenwicks horse with his claymore. The unhorsed Englishman was no match on the ground where he, along with one hundred of his convoy, met their deaths. Scottish History.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Visit Kelso Scotland

Visit Kelso, Scotland. Town at confluence of Tweed and Teviot rivers with wide square, elegant houses and five-arched bridge. Ancestry Tour of Scottish Borders.

Visit Elgin Scotland

Visit Elgin, Scotland. Are your Scottish Roots from Elgin ? Tour Speyside Scotland.

Visit Scotland Salmon Fishing

Visit Scotland for Salmon Fishing. Our prime fishing beats on the River Tay, Scotland, offer a good variety of salmon fishing during spring, summer and autumn months. World famous Scottish fishing beats.

Visit Lundin Links Scotland

Visit Lundin Links, Fife, Scotland.

Visit Dysart Scotland

Visit Dysart, Fife, Scotland. Find your Scottish Roots in Dysart.

Visit Kirkcaldy Scotland

Visit Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Killin Scotland

Visit Killin, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Blairgowrie Scotland

Visit Blairgowrie, Scotland, in search of your Scottish Roots.

Visit Broadford Scotland

Visit Broadford, Isle Of Skye, on a small group tour of Scotland.

Visit Balmerino Scotland

Visit Balmerino, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Tayport Scotland

Visit Tayport, Fife, Scotland, on a small group tour of Scotland.

Visit Scotland In June

Visit Scotland in June. Photographs from a recent visit to Scotland.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Visit Clackmannan Scotland

Visit Clackmannan on Ancestry Tours of Scotland.

Visit Saltcoats Scotland

Visit Saltcoats, Scotland, on Ancestry Tours of Scotland.

Visit Stirling Scotland

Visit Stirling, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Visit Canonbie Scotland

Visit Canonbie, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Yetholm Scotland

Visit Yetholm, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Galashiels Scotland

Visit Galashiels, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Mauchline Scotland

Visit Mauchline, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Visit Burntisland Scotland

Visit Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Visit Inverkeithing Scotland

Visit Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland.

Visit Cowdenbeath Scotland

Visit Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland.