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Welcome to Slainte Scotland Tours blog and news section. Here we try to keep you up to date with our travels and tours. We are always on the road and we use this space to share our experiences, photos, videos and news.
Our travels through Scotland takes us to many places where we might want to question the information that has been displayed. Sometimes these 'inaccuracies' are due to generalisation or ignorance. Sometimes we learn something and are proven wrong. But this is a great way to learn the history of Scotland from a very unbiased point of view. As we know history can all be about who wrote it.
The name sideburn or sideburns refers to a beard, a type of facial hair or ‘lamb chops’ is often attributed to General Burnside who sported the unique looking beard. It is believed that they changed the name to sideburns in the early 1800's and it became a popular beard style in the era.
Below are some familiar words usually found within place names in Scotland. The list will help you understand how these came to being. The majority of these place names are derived from Scots Gaelic words for geological features in conjunction with river names. Hard to explain but with the examples below I am sure you will understand this much better.
Our Loch Ness tour is very popular. It is a long day driving but so worth the trip. It incorporates some of the best scenery in Scotland.
As most of my social media friends (and Outlander Tour guests) will know very well by now, is that I am a huge Outlander fan. I love the books (I am nearly finished book 3), the TV series and of course the wonderful actors. However it was something that I discovered quite late in my “tour” career thanks to the very little information in Scotland about it.
Happy New Year 2016! All the gang at Slainte Scotland hope that you have a wonderful year of love, health and prosperity and if you are looking at making some New Year’s Resolutions, here are 10 reasons why I believe Scotland should be on your list. Now I have left a few points out here as there are just so many. The reasons below are my personal favourites. However keep your eyes peeled for similar articles about great reasons and places to visit.
According to the BBC the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline has been added to 2016 Skyrunner World Series. This is more great news for Scotland, Scottish Tourism and branding Scotland as an action, adventure and outdoor destination.
Right so, it has taken me nearly a week to post this but here we go...last week not only did I have the privilege of meeting Diana Gabaldon, the author of the Outlander series at Stirling Castle, but during our Outlander tours last week, we stumbled upon filming for series 2. Phew!
Tomorrow, Friday the 27th of November is Black Friday. We thought that we would get in on the act and add a special offer of our own...just naming ours after one of our favourite Outlander Filming locations.
So for tomorrow and tomorrow only, we are offering a 25% discount on ALL our tours, yes that is all our tours. That includes our private tours.
It can be any date in 2016 but you must book and pay the balance in full by tomorrow midnight PST.
To activate the discount, please type in "BlackFriday25" into the discount code in each name when booking. Alternatively you can call us on Friday on +44 (0) 1475 779166
*Please note that the £5 booking fee is still active during the promotion.
I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend the "Evening with Diana Galbadon and Neil Oliver" event at Stirling Castle on Monday night (23rd November 2015) and I managed to get a few snap shots and had my book signed by the lovely Diana herself. :-)
We offer Scottish tours in multiple languages. Our tours can be hosted in German, French, Italian and Dutch/Flemish. We also have access to more languages so please do not hesitate to ask.
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.