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11 things to do in Scotland Posted on the

11 things to do in Scotland

Not sure what to do on your visit to Scotland? Our guest blogger Ian Simm, from Palmerston House Educational Services, is here to lend a hand!

Itinerary of the Top 11 things to do in Scotland

Having read a number of ‘Top ten things to do in Scotland’ lists recently, we decided to put together a list of our own.

Just to be

Who are we Scots? Part Five Posted on the

Who are we Scots? Part Five

In last week's blog we spoke about the Roman abandonment of Britannia, the native Britons enlisting the aid of Saxon mercenaries to defend their territory, and the conseqential Saxon invasion.

The sheer number of Saxons, Jutes and Angles arriving to the small island of Britannia daily meant the native Britons were unable to defend their lands.

I've heard of the Saxons, but

Highland Whisky, Woodlands and William Wallace.. Posted on the

Highland Whisky, Woodlands and William Wallace..

With myself foisted on the driver-guide Graeme for the Highland Whisky, Woodland & William Wallace tour I’m starting to get the feeling that I’m not an essential body in our office… still that means I get some whisky. Snuggling into the comfortable 29 seater bus as this is quite the busy tour today, we have a bit of banter with our driver-guide Graeme.  It turns out

St Andrews tour: The man, the town, the tour! Posted on the

St Andrews tour: The man, the town, the tour!

Saint Andrew, or Andrew the Apostle to some, the Patron Saint of Scotland, crucified on the X-shaped cross or saltire in the 1st century AD. This image would later be encapsulated into the Scottish Flag, something that Scots take great pride in brandishing.

The reason I bring this up is that according to legend St Regulus, a Greek Monk residing in the city of Patras in

Environmentally friendly tours - what can we do? Posted on the

Environmentally friendly tours - what can we do?

With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day taking place on the 22nd of April, it seems like a nice time to review the impact that we leave on the environment and the measures that we can take to minimise that impact through conducting environmentally friendly tours.

In many ways it has never been easier to minimise our impact from a personal level; recycling bins are

The Long Lost Creatures of Scotland Posted on the

The Long Lost Creatures of Scotland

After writing about the beautiful wildlife we have in Scotland today, such as puffins, red deer and even bottle-nosed dolphins, I thought this week would be a fantastic opportunity to write about the animals Scotland has slowly lost over the ages.

Scotland has a formidable history of animal extinctions, and unfortunately now only a fraction of Scotland's native forests remain. Many

Wildlife in Scotland Posted on the

Wildlife in Scotland

This week, as we're beginning to get excited for Spring, I thought I'd write about the wildlife of Scotland. I'm sure most of you believe Scotland to be full of the usual animals, such as sheep, cows and perhaps a wild Haggis (ahem), but with over 90,000 species, Scotland is a hidden gem of outstanding scenery and wildlife! Here are a few examples:


Rosslyn: A Treasure in Stone Posted on the

Rosslyn: A Treasure in Stone

Rosslyn Chapel has long been linked to secretive organisations, such as the Freemasons, the Knights Templar and even the Holy Grail. Countless writers and artists, such as Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott, have found inspiration in its intricate carvings, leading the chapel to be affectionately known as a treasure in stone.

It could be said that the chapels carvings are unlike any other

The Murders and Mysteries of Glencoe Posted on the

The Murders and Mysteries of Glencoe

The remains of an ancient super-volcano, further formed by an ice-age glacier, Glencoe is considered one of the most breathtaking location in Scotland. The south side of the glen is characterised by a succession of beautifully dramatic peaks, such as Bauchaille Etive Mor, Bauchaille Etive Beag and the Three Sisters.

Some call Glencoe the Glen of Weeping, due to the massacre that

Our Outlander Tours Posted on the

Our Outlander Tours

You may have heard of Outlander; the American-British TV Series based on novels by Diana Gabaldon. It has gained quite a following, and the series of novels have sold over 20 million copies worldwide!

It's no surprise then, that there has been huge anticipation for the series to hit both American and British television screens. So much so, that Outlander has been commissioned for a

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