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?
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There are plenty of reasons to go to Scotland outside the busy tourist season. Even quieter roads, dramatic winter scenery, Christmas atmosphere in the Scottish Cities and the possibility to see the Northern Lights are just a few reasons to visit Scotland this winter. If you decide to make the journey you're likely to add cheaper accommodation to that list as well. For the price of one week in the summer you can get 10 days or sometimes even two weeks in the winter! Of course you don't get the long summer nights with endless light but you will get a cheaper and just as pleasant holiday.If … [Read more...] about Scotland Holiday Discounts
When planning your Scotland holiday for 2018 make sure to consider a visit to the city of Dundee, as something very special is happening there, more about that further down. Perhaps you didn't know but Dundee has become the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK in 2014. This is a prestigious award that recognises the huge contribution the city has made to design worldwide.Dundee received this award because it has an established design industry and its designs include aspirin, biomedical research that has led to hundreds of new cancer drugs, comics including The Beano and The Dandy, orange … [Read more...] about V&A Museum of Design Dundee Opening in 2018
When on holiday in Scotland one of my favourite things to do is visiting distilleries in the Spey Valley, the Spey Valley is not the only area in Scotland for visiting distilleries, but the advantage you have is there are so many within a small area and touring a few in one day is a possibility.The whisky trail in the spey valley is fed by the great local ingredients like the crystal clear spring waters and abundant supplies of the finest barley, within the spey valley you will more than half of the Scottish distilleries supplying Scotland’s Malt Whisky that is imported all around the w … [Read more...] about Chasing Whisky In The Spey Valley
On a cold and frosty morning, 13th of November 1715 the supporters of the exiled Stuart king, known as Jacobites and led by the lacklustre Earl of Mar faced the regimented ranks of the Government Redcoats led by the Duke of Argyll across the frozen morass of Sheriffmuir near Stirling. Over the next few hours the two sides hacked away at each other, neither gaining much advantage nor making any headway; but their objectives were very different. Mar had to cross the River Forth if he was to take his army on to Edinburgh; Argyll had only to stop him. As the sun set over distant Ben Ledi, the two … [Read more...] about General Wade Military Roads in Scotland
I've driven most roads in Scotland, especially the scenic ones, and enjoyed almost every mile of all of them. I don't think there is such a thing as a boring road in Scotland, especially when you're outside urban areas. And no matter how beautiful some of these roads are, there are always a few that are just a tad more stunning, roads that stick in your mind as being "very special". One of them is the Road to the Isles and the other one is the drive through Glen Shiel. Both offer an unforgettable driving experience amidst some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer. Now what … [Read more...] about Highlands 140 – A Great Highlands Driving Route