Thursday, 28 February 2008
Scottish Smugglers Cave. Smuggling has always been a lucrative but risky business. All around the Scottish seaboard there are tales of Scottish smugglers caves, and of clifftop houses with cellars connected to the foreshore by secret tunnels.
The real economic orientation of the Scottish Droving trade came to be with England. This trade between nations had gone on from medieval times, sometimes illegally, as when in the 15th century the Scots parliament closed the Border to south bound cattle at a time of famine.
Best Scottish Tours of Crathes Castle, Royal Deeside, Scotland. Crathes Castle with its fairytale turrets, is a superb example of a sixteenth century Scottish tower house.
Best Scottish Tours of Brodick Castle which was built on the site of a Viking fortress and part of it dates from the 13th century. The contents are magnificent and include superb silver, porcelain, paintings and sporting trophies.
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Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Scottish Telephone Box. Telephone Booth in a Landscape, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Scotland. Telephone Booth in a Landscape, Isle of Skye, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom Architecture Photographic Poster Print by Panoramic Images, 24x8.
Scottish Steps. Steps to Dunnottar Castle, Scotland. Steps to Dunnottar Castle, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by David Ennis, 12x16.
Best Scottish Tours of Dunnottar Castle, the huge, gaunt ruin that stands on its rocky coastal crag about three miles south of Stonehaven, Scotland.
It look like visitors wishing to tour Scotland are going to benefit from the best Scottish Ferry fares that we have seen here for a long time. Cheap Scottish Islands ferry plan launched. A scheme aimed at cutting the cost of ferry journeys to and from the Western Isles of Scotland has been announced by the Scottish Government. Read More.
Scottish Mountain Road To Applecross, Wester Ross, Scotland. Mountain Road, Western Ross-Shire, Scotland Art Photographic Poster Print by Iain Sarjeant, 24x18.
The Bealach na Ba, Pass of the Cattle, is one of highest roads in Scotland.
Scottish Country Road in Caithness, Scotland. Country Road in Caithness, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Paul Kennedy, 18x24.
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Best Scottish Lochs Posters including Loch Assynt, Loch Awe, Loch Broom, Loch Coriusk, Loch Duich, Loch Etive, Loch Garten, Loch Harport, Loch Laggan, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Loch Mallachie, Loch Morlich, Loch Tay.
Best Scottish Castle Posters including Dunnottar Castle, a ruined medieval fortress located upon a precipitous rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about two miles south of Stonehaven, Scotland.
Great Grey Owl, Female Portrait, Scotland. Great Grey Owl, Female Portrait, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Niall Benvie, 18x24.
Scottish Wildcat, Felis Sylvestris. Scottish Wildcat, Felis Sylvestris, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Mark Hamblin, 12x16.
A new Scottish Wildcat Survey has been launched. Scottish Natural Heritage is calling on visitors and workers in the outdoors to be alert for any sightings of our most elusive predator, the Scottish Wildcat, Felis silvestris. SNH believes people using the countryside for work or leisure in 2008 can play a key role in helping the plight of one of Scotland’s rarest and most secretive mammals.
Monday, 25 February 2008
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Dear Sandy Stevenson, I am wondering if you would be interested in our offer to your company. The Ark is a beautiful venue with a perfect central location and a fantastic view of Princes Street. The Ark is situated at the East End of Princes Street, 5-7 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BG. We offer breakfast, lunches or high tea to pre-booked coach parties and provide a very high quality service at economical prices. Traditional Scottish menu at The Ark attracts locals and lunchtime coach parties. Special meals can be arranged and vegetarian options are available. Parking is available about 150 metres up the road, after 6.30pm it is free of charge. For further information about menus, opening times, bookings and any other inquires please do not hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards.
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Hi Sandy, I am undertaking a project to photograph every possible tombstone or gravestone in the Glasgow area and then put each one up on my blog as a tour. Can you please critically review my initial work as found here. Best regards, Nigel Cole, 47 Berryhill Drive, Glasgow G46 7AA, U.K.
Hi Sandy, Having come across your web site, I am hoping that you might be of some assistance. I recently came into possession of a kilt pin that my sister gave to me, having been given to her by my mother, a former jeweler. You can view some photographs of it at the following site: http://www.pbase.com/ewhitney/kiltpin
From what I understand it was custom made for a Scottish comedian or humorist who was apparently quite popular in the early 20th century, someone with the initials "HL" that are engraved on the pin. However, the gentleman apparently never took possession of it. I also understand that the thistle is thought to be crystal, the gold is 15K, the stones are a variety of Jasper, and it dates to pre-World War I. My fiance and I are currently trying to obtain a value estimate of it for insurance purposes, and while we've been referred to a local auction house for this, we've thought that it might be worthwhile to see if there might be someone in Scotland, perhaps an antiques specialist, who knows a bit about kilt pins and their history. More than anything we'd like to know who the pin was made for and perhaps a bit about it's likely history. If you have any suggestion as how we might proceed it would be most appreciated. Sincerely, Evan Whitney, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Best Scottish Tours of Turnberry Castle. Turnberry Castle, where, in 1274, Robert Bruce was bom to Marjorie, countess of Carrick.
Tour Turnberry, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Rent a Cottage in Scotland. Golf Scotland.
Friday, 22 February 2008
Best Scottish February Tours. Just finished my first tour of Scotland in 2008. Very fortunate to have some very good weather during this small group tour of Scotland. Four day tour of Scotland included, Anstruther, Ardoch Roman Camp, Ben Lawers Shieling, Blair Athol Distillery, Castle Campbell, Crail, Dunkeld, East Neuk of Fife, Edinburgh, Elie, Firth of Tay, Forth Railway Bridge, Fowlis Wester, Glenlyon, Glen Quaich, Highland Perthshire, Keltneyburn Blacksmiths, Loch Tay, Loch Tummel, Lower Largo, Pittenweem, River Tay, Rosslyn Chapel, St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Old Course, St Monans, Stirling Castle, Tay Railway Bridge, Wallace Monument and more. Best Scottish February Tours Photographs.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Scottish Roman Camp. Ardoch Roman Camp, Braco, Perthshire, Scotland, the site of one of the largest Roman stations in Britain.
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Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Scottish Robert The Bruce Statue on the Esplanade of Stirling Castle, Scotland.
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Monday, 18 February 2008
A Scottish Parliamentary Kirk. Glenlyon Church is not a Standard Church proper as it is much smaller in size than the usual parliamentary kirk as a result of its situation at Innerwick in remote Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland.
Tour Glenlyon, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Rent a Cottage in Scotland. Tour Roman Scotland. Golf Scotland.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Best Scottish Steamers. The Clyde Steamers were instituted in 1812 when the wooden paddle ship, Comet, introduced passenger services from Glasgow to other Clyde ports, thereby inaugurating steam navigation in Europe.
Tour River Clyde, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Rent a Cottage in Scotland.
Best Scottish Tours of Torridon. Torridon is a scenic wonderland. The cathedral like red sandstone cliffs of Beinn Eighe and Liathach soar upwards in spectacular precipices and buttresses.
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Friday, 15 February 2008
Best Scottish Tours of The Falls of Bruar. It is not difficult to understand why the poet Robert Burns, on a visit in 1787, was impressed by the Falls of Bruar.
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Gesto Collection of Scottish Highland Music. Blend of traditional Gaelic songs and marches and all sorts of things. You will find laments, waulking songs, reels, marches, love songs. The Gesto Collection of Highland Music.
Download Scottish Music.
Download Scottish Music.
Life of Saint Columba. Founding father of the famous monastery on the island of Iona, a site of pilgrimage ever since his death in 597, St Columba was born into one of the ruling families in Ireland at a time of immense expansion for the Irish Church. This account of his life, written by Adomnan the ninth abbot of Iona, and a distant relative of St Columba describes his travels from Ireland to Scotland and his mission in the cause of Celtic Christianity there. Written 100 years after St Columba's death, it draws on written and oral traditions to depict a wise abbot among his monks, who like Christ was capable of turning water into wine, controlling sea-storms and raising the dead. An engaging account of one of the central figures in the Age of Saints', this is a major work of early Irish and Scottish history. Life of St.Columba (Penguin Classics).
The Ancient Lives of the Scottish Saints. Translations of the principal Lives from Pinkerton's Vitae Antiquae Sanctorum Scotiae reprinted in facsimile.Including Life of Ninian by Ailred of Rievaux, and two Lives of Columba, by Cuimine the Fair, and Adamnan. The Ancient Lives of the Scottish Saints: Pt. 1.
Scottish Culdees. The Culdees. An Ancient Religious Enigma in Scotland. The Culdees: An Ancient Religious Enigma in Scotland.
A Historical Account of the Ancient Culdees of Iona. This account is about a group of religious men, who chiefly resided in Scotland, Ireland, and some adjacent Isles who where christened Culdees because of there faith and devotion in God. It is believed by some religious orders that the Culdees maintained a true Christianity belief free from outside influences. A Historical Account of the Ancient Culdees of Iona (1890).