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April 2013

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