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Scottish Water Myths

Being surrounded on three sides by water and having a multitude of lochs and rivers across the country, it is no surprise that Scotland has one or two myths and legends associated with water. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as she is commonly known. This large plesiosaur-like…

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Highland Games History

The earliest known Highland Games in Scotland are lost to the mists of time. One of the earliest proposed origins dates to the 11th Century, when King Malcolm III organized a foot race at Craig Choinich in Braemar to determine the swiftest amongst his men to be his messenger. Whatever the truth of this story,…

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An Interview with In Your Element

Looking for a new, thrilling adventure? Look no further. Natalie answered all of our questions about the exciting activities provided by her team at In Your Element.   How would you describe In Your Element in one sentence? In Your Element is an adventurous activity company offering amazing outdoor experiences for school & youth groups,…

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An Interview with Aquila Ecology

After weeks of lockdown, nothing sounds more appealing than a long wildlife walk. We interviewed Andrea Hudspeth, founder of Aquila Ecology, to learn all about their tours, children’s activities and fun wildlife facts. Here’s what she said.   How would you describe Aquila Ecology in one sentence? We help people to learn about and love…

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An Interview with Achray House

The lovely team at Achray House answered our questions about the restaurant with the most breathtaking views in St. Fillans. Here’s what they had to say about their business, post-lockdown plans and even some special recipes you should try at home if you haven’t already!   How would you describe Achray House in one sentence?…

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An Interview with Brambling Bus

We are back with another interview. For today’s blog we interviewed Sara and Maciek, who in 2019 founded Brambling Bus, providing exciting tours around Scotland which are available in four different languages! Here’s what they had to say about their business.   How would you describe Brambling Bus in one sentence? We organise private, custom-made…

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Know Your Gaelic Landscape Terms

Scotland’s rich culture, with its music, foods, clothing, dances and other globally recognisable traditions largely comes from the country’s Gaelic heritage. Following the Jacobite uprisings, the Highland Clearances of the late 18th century heavily suppressed the use of the Gaelic language through centuries of persecution. However, the Scots never forgot their roots, and Gaelic is…

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Virtual Events This Month

May usually marks the beginning of festival season. Unfortunately, due to current events May 2020 will be a little quieter than usual… but that does not mean you cannot party from home! There are numerous virtual events taking place this month, you just need to pick your favourites, gather the family together, and get ready…

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