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Helmut Watterott

Helmut Watterott

Friday, 21 April 2017 12:43

Please sponsor our Kiltwalk Effort

Please support us by donating some funds to our Kiltwalk. Sasha is joining us on our 23 mile walk. All donations go to a great cause.

These photos were taken while out on tour this year in Scotland. We are lucky enough to go all over Scotland from the Islands to the Whisky Distilleries. Please Take the next 14 minutes to enjoy some of the beautiful picture of Scotland.

Monday, 21 November 2016 19:35

Islay Whisky Tour package

Join us on a great whisky tour to Islay. To many the best malts of Scotland 

Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) to change its visiting terms. Because of the increased visitor numbers they are changing access terms and intend to charge a small visiting fee.

We found these videos on Vimeo and thought we would share them with you. Not just are they very informative but it also give you an insight into where we can take you on a tour.

It is common that the term Claymore is attributed to the Scottish two handed sword romanticised so often. This was a very large sword and uncommon in Europe as most European swords of this size were mainly ceremonial. It is commonly depicted with the forward angled arms and quarterfoil designs at the end. The classic medieval sword was large and very much the same as we see so often in movies depicting knights especially the crusaders. The quarterfoil is probably made famous from the seal of John Balliol.

Are you coming to Greenock on a cruise ship or are you just wanting to see an amazing scenic and historic part of Scotland why visiting this great country?

Sunday, 17 January 2016 16:01

Origins of the term Sideburns

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.

Saturday, 09 January 2016 17:58

Loch Ness tour in pictures

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.

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