Scotland is becoming more and more popular with visitors from all over the world. Tourism growth is in the double figures with overseas visits up by 14.6% and domestic visits up by 10% from July to September. And where do all these people go to you wonder? There are a few top destinations which attract many folk. For instance, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh welcomed 1.81 million people and overtook Edinburgh Castle as best visited attraction. The castle welcomed 1.77 million people. So what can you expect for 2018? Below are a few highlights for the year ahead, from a new Museum … [Read more...] about Scotland in 2018 – What is New?
At Garron Point, a little to the north of the town of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, a small band of yellowish rock juts out into cold waters of the North Sea: carbonated serpentine, a tough rock that millions of years ago when molten crystallised in a crack formed in the earth’s crust known as the Highland Boundary Fault Line. This is one of the few places in Scotland that you can physically see the geology of this most important of faults; but from the air or even space the division created by the fissure is striking; and its impact on Scottish history even more so.Around 430 million years … [Read more...] about The Highland Boundary Fault Line
It could perhaps be interesting to compare the Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow but when you've visited them both you know it doesn't make real sense, they are a world apart and that's why you should visit them both to find out for yourself. But If you really want to bring it to the point I think it's safe to say that Edinburgh is more of a Tourist City and Glasgow a People's City. Let me explain.Edinburgh is a stunning city, probably one of the prettiest in Europe, with Edinburgh Castle proudly situated at the top of the Royal Mile and the seat of the Scottish Parliament and … [Read more...] about People Make Glasgow a Great City
Gearrannan is a black-house village on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It's a great experience to visit this place and step back in time to see how life was in a typical crofting township of the last century. Nowadays the Black House village consists mainly of self catering cottages but there is a nice wee museum where you can usually find the friendly man below on his weaving machine making the famous Harris Tweed. He's also happy to start it up for you to give you a demonstration. The weaving and cloth making in the Outer Hebrides has a long and interesting history. You can find Gearrannan on … [Read more...] about Gearrannan Black House Village Isle of Lewis