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Scottish Legends

Sunday, August 1st, 2010
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Whether you are planning an adventure to travel to Scotland or you are interested in studying the history of the country, you will be fascinated by the legends and lore of Scotland. When researching Scottish legends, the first thing that most people think of is the Loch Ness Monster or William Wallace but the history of Scotland has produced some of the more interesting legends that people are not aware of.

The history of Halloween can be traced back to Scotland where it began as a religious celebration of the end of summer, called Samhain. Samhain is a Druid festival that marked the time of the year when the days grew shorter and darkness started earlier.

The Shellycoat is condidered the Scottish boogeyman, Boobrie is a legendary water bird that haunts Scottish lakes, Fachan is a creature who dwells in the western highlands of Scotland, Red Cap is an evil creature who lives in a castle on Scotland’s border. (more…)

5 ways to spend summer in Scotland

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Summer is in full bloom, most of us think of spending their vacation somewhere, where they could see beautiful places, engage in relaxing activities or just sit back and enjoy the moment. If you decided that this year you would like to spend your free time in Scotland, here are some ideas for what is there to do in the beautiful country:

1. Golf

Scotland is well known for it’s golfing background. If you are an enthusiast of the game, you might fancy spending you time visiting some of over four hundred golf courses – one of the oldest in the world, called links. Usually it is best to make a reservation but there is no problem with arriving unannounced. Scottish golf courses, even though some of them have their own membership policies, make a lot of exceptions for foreign tourists with only requirement being the payment between 5 and 20 GBP, depending on the field size.

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Edinburgh – Tips And Hints For Tourists

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Edinburgh boasts to be among Europe’s most beautiful cities. It grasps the enchanting rocky panorama typical for Scotland, and tightly entwines it with the buildings and ancient monuments that can be found there, creating a successful and sophisticated mix of traditional and contemporary. This can be seen clearly in two of the city’s most famous names. Owing to the presence of neo-classical architecture, Edinburgh was known as ‘the Athens of the North’, well seen within its historic landmarks and abundant national heritage. On the other hand, Edinburgh is also regarded as ‘Auld Reekie’ (Scots for Old Smoky) , which would likely point people to the large quantity of pubs and bistros, and the constant nightlife and late-night parties, and also the soccer.

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