The Highland Blog

Wednesday 1st April 2009

Image via Wikipedia Nestled beneath the Campsie Fells, amongst picturesque hills and villageshotels in Scotland are a tranquil getaway from the bustle of Glasgow. Set in the picturesque parish of Strathblane, these elegant country house...

Thursday 29th January 2009

Image by kevinmcc via Flickr Travelling to Scotland in 2009? Why not take a trip to Glasgow? The largest city in Scotland, the greater Glasgow conurbation has a population of over 2 million people, with 620,000 living in the city area....

Thursday 29th January 2009

  In meaning, whiskey translates to “water of life”. Whiskey originated from Scotland during the early 1400’s, and is very popular around the world today. Even today, whiskey tastes much like it did when it first began. Manufacturers of...

Thursday 29th January 2009

Image by foxypar4 via Flickr It would be appropriate for a people-based profile of whisky to begin by naming the first whisky maker. Sadly, no-one knows who he was. In fact, no-one knows who the first distiller was. It is clear that from...

Thursday 29th January 2009

  When discussing whisky the first thing that needs to be know is that there are two legitimate spellings. The Scotts and Canadians spell whisky without the “e”, while the Irish and Americans spell it with an “e” as in whiskey. This should be...

Thursday 29th January 2009

Image via Wikipedia The Clan System The clan system probably developed after the Romans left Britain around 410 AD and was mainly based in the Highlands and Islands of the country we now know as Scotland. Clan in Gaelic means ‘family...

Wednesday 28th January 2009

Image via Wikipedia When you are looking for facts about Scotland it is no surprise that the history of Scotland and Scotland tourism play a very strong part. Here are some facts about Scotland that you will find interesting. 1. History...

Tuesday 27th January 2009

Image by BrianForbes37 via Flickr Perthshire in Scotland is the perfect place for a short break, holiday or a day out exploring. Lying at the heart of Scotland, this beautiful county is only an hour’s drive from Glasgow and...

Tuesday 27th January 2009

Image via Wikipedia Edinburgh’s Top 10 Attractions The first and most obvious attraction is Edinburgh Castle – you could easily spend half a day here. As well as the castle itself there’s the Scottish Crown Jewels (along with the Stone...

Monday 26th January 2009

  Mystery, myth, legend and history set amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery await you on a trip to the Scottish Highlands. There is much to see in this small and historically rich country from the haunting and tragic Glencoe to the...

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