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Timberbush help clean the beach! Posted on the

Timberbush help clean the beach!

Did you know the amount of rubbish on British beaches has more than doubled in the last 20 years? So this September, our Marketing and Private Hire departments took part in the Great British Beach Clean-Up at Cramond Beach, Edinburgh, organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MSC). The Marine Conservation Society work to ensure our marine wildlife are healthy and our seas are free from

Passenger Experiences Posted on the

Passenger Experiences

We are happy to share a guest blog by Anette John, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, which details her experiences of taking the one day Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour with us. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a wonderful piece and it’s great to

The Highland Games Posted on the

The Highland Games

Revered and respected around the world with many offshoots in a surprising amount of locations, the Scottish Highland Games is one of the first things that people think of when they imagine Scotland. Although, what the games entail may still be elusive to some, so in our latest article we are going to go through the happenings and goings-on at the Highland Games to ensure that you can enjoy and

Your guide to Scottish slang. Posted on the

Your guide to Scottish slang.

When visiting Scotland, you may find that some of the local vernacular can be quite challenging. What can make this even more difficult is that this can vary significantly between regions of Scotland, even between Edinburgh & Glasgow.

As Timberbush Tours are always looking to help visitors to our wonderful country, this blog post will help you understand enough of the local slang to

Scottish Minds: Robert Watson-Watt Posted on the

Scottish Minds: Robert Watson-Watt

Scotland has proven to be a hub for great minds especially those in the design and engineering world; where things such as the bicycle, the steam engine and the telephone were created/invented. Another important creation that would save thousands if not millions of lives was the invention of radar which was developed largely by Robert Watson-Watt.

Born in Brechin, Angus in 1892, he

Edinburgh Sights: Greyfriars Bobby Posted on the

Edinburgh Sights: Greyfriars Bobby

Edinburgh is adorned with many interesting sights, but one that is particularly popular with both locals and visitors to the city is a monument to a wee Skye terrier known as Greyfriars Bobby. The monument is regularly surrounding by those wishing to take pictures and the occasional person who rubs his nose (which you should not be doing), that it may be time to remind ourselves with why this

Scotland on Film: Highlander Posted on the

Scotland on Film: Highlander

If you’re of a certain age, then you may recognise the following extract from a certain film…

From the dawn of time we came; moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the Gathering; when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you... until now.

For those

What is haggis? Posted on the

What is haggis?

Haggis! Though celebrated as Scotland’s national dish there is still much confusion as to what Haggis actually is. Is it a beast? What’s it made of? How is it prepared? We at Timberbush Tours are here to help by answering your questions, alleviating your confusion and highlighting the general loveliness of this dish.

What is a haggis?

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Scotland's exports: Billy Connolly! Posted on the

Scotland's exports: Billy Connolly!

Widely recognised as one of the greatest stand-up comedians in the world, ‘the Big Yin’, Billy Connolly is certainly one of Scotland’s most well-known and well-loved exports. Having a varied career which has included being a comedian, musician, actor, and TV presenter, he is instantly recognisable and each aspect of his career is revered, though his comedy works are by far the

Edinburgh Sights: Robert Louis Stevenson Posted on the

Edinburgh Sights: Robert Louis Stevenson

Heralded as one of Scotland’s greatest authors, Robert Louis Stevenson created some of the most well-known and recognised novels across the world. Born in Edinburgh on November 13th, 1850, his family were renowned as lighthouse designers and as Stevenson grew older it was expected that he would do the same. This was not to be the case, he began to study law, travel across the world and to

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