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Why We Love Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery

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Written by Catriona Stevenson Needless to say, with a name like Sláinte, we love bringing our groups to whisky distilleries around Scotland. One of our absolute favourite places to visit has to be the Auchentoshan Distillery. Now many people tend to raise one eyebrow at this suggestion for the fact that it is not a distillery…

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Access Changes to Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Hopetoun Estate

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Written by Helmut Watterott 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 visit Midhope Castle regularly on our Outlander Tours. Recently the numbers of visitors have increased dramatically. We have also noticed many visitors do not…

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Introducing a Scottish Hero

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Written by Catriona Stevenson I have not long come back from a tour of Oban, Skye and Inverness starting and ending in Edinburgh (with Gavin Nicholson of Invergordon Tours) with a wonderful family from Canada. However this was not your usual tour, we had some celebrities in our midst….. well the great-great grandsons of one anyway,…

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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 own chauffeur…

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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 left a…

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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 filming for series 2. Phew!…

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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 Website HERE Glen Coe Skyline Website “The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline(TM) follows in the…

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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 on ALL…

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An Evening with Diana Gabaldon and Neil Oliver

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Written by Catriona Stevenson 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.   I thought that…

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The Skye Boat Song

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Written by Catriona Stevenson 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. Now on our tours, we often have our guests advise us how amazing the theme tune for Outlander is. Now this is true and Bear…

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