The Strathpeffer Gathering

The Strathpeffer Gathering or as they used to be known the Strath Games take place annually in early August. Strathpeffer is a Highland village near Inverness. In the 19th century it was famous as a spa attracting people from far away to enjoy the benefits of its recuperative mineral waters. Advertisements

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The Applecross Peninsula

The Applecross peninsula is a beautiful and remote area of Scotland’s northwest Highlands. A’Chomraich in native Gaelic, meaning the Sanctuary. Applecross sounds like it is the Anglicization of the native name Aporcrosan – where the river meets. Applecross comprises of various settlements the largest of which runs along Shore Street facing the Inner Sound and […]

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Elgin Cathedral

Elgin cathedral dates from around 1224 and was the principal church of the bishops of Moray. It fell into ruin from the Reformation when its roof was removed and gradually the building disintegrated. Despite its ruinous state its grandeur and ambition as a building is evident featuring some fine examples of medieval carving.   ┬ęSiP

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Strathconon, Glen Affric and Eskadale

Strathconon is a pretty, narrow strath (valley) near Marybank through which runs the river Meig. The much acclaimed Glen Affric is a nearby narrow glen between high peaks, ancient Cladeonian forest, open muirs, lochs and beaches. The Roman Catholic church of St Mary at Eskadale is the burial ground of Frasers and Chisholms and associated […]

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle was one of many residences of the Kings and Queens of Scotland and played an important role in Scotland’s Wars of Independence. The present castle dates from the 12th century but what remains can be dated from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. ┬ęSiP

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Kildrummy Castle

The ruin of this 13th century castle lies near the village of Alford in Aberdeenshire. The castle was built of local stone in the French style. The Snow Tower was the castle’s keep but is a ruin along with the rest of the building. The protective dry moat and steep ravine on one side remain […]

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