The Highland Blog

Saturday 8th May 2010

Image via Wikipedia Although Scotland lays claim to numerous scientists and inventors, perhaps the most memorable is (1) Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922). In addition to receiving the first US patent for the telephone, he is also credited...

Tuesday 27th April 2010

This April New York City hosted the 8th Annual Dressed to Kilt Charity Fashion Show, an event organized to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Erskine Hospital in Scotland as a part of the Tartan Week...

Monday 26th April 2010

Traditional Scottish clothing is characterised by the appearance of tartan or ‘plaid’ patterns in some form. Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Originally it was made from woven cloth, but...

Thursday 22nd April 2010

If you’ve ever attended a traditional Scottish celebration such as a ceilidh, you may have seen gentlemen wearing loose fitting cotton shirts with a leather laced opening around the throat. These shirts are known as Ghillie or Jacobean shirts, and...

Thursday 15th April 2010

Image via Wikipedia What is it about kilts that most people find intriguing? Kilts are one of the most recognizable pieces of national dress in the world. They may look like skirts, but are worn by soldiers of the Highland regiments, men...

Wednesday 7th April 2010

Planning a wedding can be fun but at the same time it can be very stressful. Especially if your wedding is not going to be any normal wedding and you are choosing to use a theme or to involve traditional elements. These can make planning your wedding...

Tuesday 30th March 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...

Monday 22nd March 2010

  Celtic jewellery is indeed still highly desired. Despite being age old designs, these patterns are still magnetic and highly alluring. The majestic beauty that the Celtic era signifies flows through these ornaments and it comes as no...

Wednesday 17th March 2010

Caledonistas rocked the world of fashion in 2009 at Sterling Castle, Scotland with the ‘Catwalk Caledonia’. The fourth annual Scottish Fashion Awards presented a cortege of designs from Louise Gray, Holly Fulton, Graeme Black, Pringle of Scotland,...

Tuesday 9th March 2010

Tartan and kilts are defenitely not boring. Just check this out. Up Your Kilt [photo by: robynejay] TartanFlies [photo by: e.mel87] Kilted Plain [photo by Bob the courier] Lego Highland Dancers [photo by: Rob Young...

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