Huntly Castle

Huntly Castle in the Aberdeenshire town of that name in an area once known as Strathbogie was the seat of the Clan Gordon. It was built to the traditional L-plan for the Gordons, a prominent family in this part of Scotland, in the 14th century on the site of a previous motte and bailey castle. […]

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  Invergordon is a town which lies in Ross and Cromarty in Easter Ross in the Scottish Highlands. Farming is important to the area around Invergordon and whisky distilling. Not so long ago the industry that was very much associated with Invergordon was the aluminium smelter but it closed down in 1981. Nowadays heavy industry […]

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Ullapool (Ulapul in Gaelic) sits on the shores of Loch Broom in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands. Despite its northerly situation Ullapool enjoys a moderately temperate climate because of the North Atlantic Current that extends the Gulf Stream northeastwards. The village, designed by Thomas Telford, was established by the British Fisheries Society in 1788 […]

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Culloden Moor

The Battle of Culloden (pron Cullo-den not Culluden)and in Gaelic it is Blàr Chùil Lodair) was the last pitched battle on British soil. It was the final act of the Jacobite rising that began in 1745 when Charles Edward Stuart continued an earlier campaign led by his father who would have been King James VIII […]

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