The Highland Blog

Friday 12th November 2010

Harris Tweed is a luxurious staple that will always be in style. Islanders who live in the outer Hebrides of Scotland and use local wool to weave the cloth weave the fabric by hand. The original, traditional Harris Tweed was characterized by very subtle...

Tuesday 2nd November 2010

The history of the kilt is a thing tangled in myth, legend, pride and misconceptions. The kilt, the pride of the Scottish since the 1600’s, is also claimed to have originated in Ireland. And the man who claims credit for the creation of the kilt? A...

Saturday 16th October 2010

Earlier we had something about Scottish movies here, now it’s time for most interesting Scottish commercials. Scottish advertising is funny, original and creative. Authors based on characteristic associations with this country – so in commercials below...

Sunday 3rd October 2010

Image via Wikipedia While blockbusters such as “Braveheart” may provide an introduction to the cinematic culture of Scotland, contemporary Scottish filmmakers are more likely to question the value of survival, and to use humor to examine...

Tuesday 21st September 2010

  Want to bring your loved ones something special from Scotland? Here are some suggestions of what you can buy. T-shirts are always unique gift  – if you don’t know the specific tastes of the person you’re buying the souvenir for, it...

Monday 13th September 2010

Scotland has a history rich with a belief in family, community and loyalty. This full sense of belonging, that seems to be very lacking in today’s society, is drawing people all around the world to discover their clan and connect with a group that has...

Wednesday 1st September 2010

In general, Scottish kilt outfits have the same elements in common. It is primarily the clothing above the kilt that varies and distinguishes one outfit from another. For those considering purchasing a complete Scottish kilt outfit, there are several...

Saturday 21st August 2010

Image via Wikipedia Up the river Perth there is an old abbey, surrounded by trees and partially overtaken by wild nature – it is the Scone Abbey, a historical place where Scottish kings were crowned with the help of the Stone of Scone. Now...

Wednesday 11th August 2010

Image via Wikipedia Of all the Scottish pets you can’t imagine life without, collies and terriers are two of the favorites. Collies are highly active working dogs bred with coats made to hold up to regional climates in rough and smooth...

Sunday 1st August 2010

Image via Wikipedia 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,...

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