The Village of Plockton, Am Ploc, sits by Loch Carron in the Highlands and is known for its mild climate making it a favourite holiday destination. Plockton was a planned village, established during the Highland Clearances when lairds threw families off the land they worked for generations and offered them a choice to buy […]

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Castle Leod

Castle Leod at Strathpeffer in the Scottish Highlands, north of Inverness. Castle Leod (pron. loud) is the seat of the Clan Mackenzie and the Earls of Cromartie. Said to be built on the site of a 12th century Pictish fort the castle featured was built in the 17th century on orders of Sir Roderick Mackenzie. […]

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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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