Pictish & Prehistoric cultures

Pictish & Prehistoric cultures

During Brigitte’s heritage studies in the early 2000s, she helped to look after the newly discovered base of the skilfully carved Hilton of Cadboll Stone (see photographs below). Achavanish Standing Stones, near Loch Stemster, Caithness: horseshoe-shaped arrangement...

Cathedrals, Churches and Priory

Cathedrals, Churches and Priory

Apart from architectural and archaeological interest, our places of worship reflect our turbulent history since Columba’s monks set out from Iona to christianise the country in the 6th century AD. Beauly Priory, located on the OUTLANDER TRAIL not far from Inverness in...

Shows and Festivals

Shows and Festivals

We like to let our hair down in the Highlands: farmers congregate at agricultural shows and sheep dog competitions; youngsters go in for rock and pop festivals, but there is also something for traditionalists: Burns Nights, panto, the Mod (Gaelic cultural event),...

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Golf Courses Scottish Golf Passes can make your golfing experience more versatile and fun: Moray Firth Dornoch Firth Listed below are just a few examples. The list is by no means comprehensive, so please look for your favourite golf course on the web and send us a...

Moorlands

Moorlands

Moorlands Moorlands are extremely important for wildlife such as birds (breeding habitat). At dawn or dusk you can often catch a glimpse of deer or other mammals such as fox, badger or otter. Assynt moorlands in the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape incorporating...

Seascapes & Coastal Places

Seascapes & Coastal Places

Seascapes and Coastal Places Quite apart from awe-inspiring lighthouses in hair-raising locations, there are three stunning coastlines inviting you to capture your best-ever views. Aberdeen City Centre, the ‘Granite City’, busy harbour, oil capital, east coast of...

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