History

Scotland is steeped in history from the earliest times in human history (12,000 BC) to the relatively more modern times of castles and kings and queens.  The articles below are linked to the history of Scotland in some way.
Dornoch Cathedral, 13th century church in the Scottish Highlands

Learn about the rich history surrounding Dornoch Cathedral and its Bishop - Gilbert de Moravia in 1222.

Skelbo Castle, overlooking Loch Fleet in Sutherland

A charming ruin of a Scottish Castle located near Dornoch in the north of Scotland. Currently owned by a Russian billionaire!

Spey Viaduct, disused railway bridge near Garmouth, Moray

Spey Viaduct is a stunning example of Victorian engineering, completed in 1886 it is now part of the coastal trail walk.

A list of the best things to <br>see and do in Moray

Often overlooked by holiday makers, Moray is a fantastic county packed with interesting things to see and do.

The Scottish Saltire - The Flag of Scotland

A little history of the iconic Scottish Saltire flag, one of the oldest flags still in use in the world today.

Balvenie Castle, a ruined castle near Dufftown in Moray.

An article about the ruin of Balvenie Castle near Dufftown and Glenfiddich Distillery in the county of Moray.

Boyne Castle, a dangerous ruin but a true hidden gem

Exploring the extremely ruinous Boyne Castle, reclaimed by nature, near Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

The Falls of Shin Waterfall and Salmon leaping, Sutherland

The Falls of Shin Waterfall, visitor centre and Salmon leaping in Sutherland. Fantastic restaurant, play park and woodland walks.

Visit Sueno's Stone, a large Pictish carved Monolith in Forres

Visit the 1100 year old Sueno's Stone, a carved standing stone of Pictish origin in Forres, Moray. Find out more.

Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie in the great Spey Valley.

The ruins of Ruthven Barracks - go back in time to the Jacobite rebellion and learn about a focal point in Scottish history.

Outlander Filming Locations around Scotland

Just a few of the fantastic filming locations I have visited in Scotland from the hit TV show Outlander.

Nelson's Tower - monument to Lord Nelson  in Forres, Moray

Nelson's Tower memorial, built in the 1800s to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic wars.

The magnificent Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland

Things to see and do on the Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland. Castles, Cliffs, Dolphins and more.

Is Scotland a country? The UK's political structure.

Let's delve into the history of Scottish Independence & the political structure of the United Kingdom - Is Scotland a country?

A budget conscious collection of free things to do in Edinburgh

A visit to Edinburgh need not be expensive, here are some free activities you can do on your visit.

Findlater Castle on the Moray Firth Coast, near Banff

A crumbling ruin of castle situated on the Moray coast near Cullen with a fascinating history and link to Mary Queen of Scots.