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.
How we do celebrate Christmas<br>in Scotland?

An article about Scottish Christmas traditions and how we celebrate this fantastic
holiday in Scotland.

Standing stones and cairns near Ballindalloch Castle

Upper and lower Lagmore Stone Circles near Ballindalloch and Bridge of Avon, don't drive by our history - stop for a look!

The Falkirk Wheel, an engineering marvel in central Scotland

Visiting the Falkirk Wheel, the worlds only rotating boat lift, connecting two canals. Fantastic engineering and many activities.

Randolph's Leap on the River Findhorn, Moray

An area of outstanding natural beauty, Randolph's Leap is a lovely area for a walk in west Moray with an interesting story.

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch in the north Scottish Highlands

The town of Dornoch in north Scottish Highlands on the east coast. A lovely place with a cathedral and many nice restaurants.

Morayvia Aerospace Museum based in Kinloss

A spur of the moment visit to Morayvia, a brilliant aerospace museum based in Kinloss with many fantastic exhibits.

Beauly Priory, ruin in the highlands of Scotland

The ruin of Beauly Priory, once home to Valliscaulian monastic monks from France. A great tourist attraction west of Inverness.

How to carve a neep lantern for a very Scottish Halloween

An article about neepie lanterns and how to carve them. A great Scottish tradition in the Halloween holidays!

A visit to Clava Cairns located near Culloden battlefield

An amazing trip back in time to view the 4000 year old burial cairns and standing stones at Clava Cairns.

Redcastle ruin near Inverness<br>and Beauly

The ruin of Redcastle, situated on the Beauly Firth it is a wonderful castle and gardens to visit in The Black Isle.

Dunrobin Castle, one of Scotland's great houses

Held by the Sutherland clan for over 700 years, Dunrobin Castle is steeped in history and has a beautiful Victorian garden.

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.