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,…

The Cateran Trail and Eco Museum

If you’re looking to challenge yourself this year, get out and explore Scotland, get fit and explore the history and heritage of the country, then this blog might be for you.   Who were the Caterans? In the middle ages, cattle thieves known as the Caterans terrorized the areas around Glenshee. The gaelic ‘ceatharn’ (warrior)…

Heart 200

The “Heart 200” is a new driving route following the success of the popular “Northcoast 500” in the north of Scotland. The route passes through stunning scenery, with the rolling hills and farms of Perthshire and the rugged lochs and glens of the Trossachs. It also includes the cities of Stirling and Perth. We have…

Boness Railway

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway Museum

Bo’ness Station is a lovingly preserved monument to Scotland’s industrial heritage and a great day out for all ages. The station consists of a single platform and track from which regular steam train journeys take passengers on a one hour round trip up the tracks to Manuel Station. The station, tracks and trains, are maintained…

Gold Mining in Tyndrum

Tyndrum is a quiet rural village on the road north into the Scottish highlands. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, it is popular with walkers looking to bag a couple of munros or explore the West Highland Way that runs through the village. But Tyndrum is also known for the hidden treasures that lie under these…