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Be My Valentine in Scotland

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Written by Catriona Stevenson Imagine being met at your front door by your very own chauffeur and tour guide. Then being whisked off to some of the most beautiful locations in Scotland before having a champagne dinner at one of Scotland’s finest restaurants. Imagine being met at your front door by your very…

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Origins of the Term Sideburns

History Police

Written by Helmut Watterott 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…

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Gaelic Terminologies that Survive in Scottish Place Names

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Written by Helmut Watterott 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…

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Loch Ness Tour in Pictures

Scotland in Pictures & Videos

Written by Helmut Watterott 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. https://youtu.be/01n1UbuiV3Y A quick video from the top of Urquhart Castle The tour goes from Glasgow via Loch Lomond past the Drover Inn…

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10 Reasons to Make Scotland Your New Year’s Resolution

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Written by Catriona Stevenson 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…

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Culzean Castle in Ayrshire

Scotland in Pictures & Videos

Written by Helmut Watterott Some pictures and information about Culzean Castle on the West Coast of Scotland in Ayrshire. Culzean Castle is situated near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy (not related to the Kennedy family…

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Stumbling on Outlander Filming

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Written by Catriona Stevenson 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…

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Another Great Mountain Event Added to the Highlands Yearly Calendar

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Written by Helmut Watterott 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. BBC Article HERE Skyrunning…

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Blackness Friday

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Written by Slainte Scotland 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…

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Outlander Tartan Had Its Own Tartan Made

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Written by Helmut Watterott Did you know Outlander had its own tartan designed and made? Here is a quick video on how it was made. The below video was found on Youtube. It briefly describes the process of making the Outlander tartan specifically for the show. They are even registered with the…

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