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St. Andrews Kingdom of Fife Scotland

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Th's morning, I am providing summary information on the 'Golf Town' of St. Andrews. Key aspects are:

Overall, a great spot to visit-and to use as a base for touring Central and Eastern Scotland.

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Visit West Kilbride Scotland

Saturday, October 11, 2008

This evening, I am providing some summary information on an unusual Ayrshire town named West Kilbride.

In the late 1990s the business community took a decision to promote the town as an art and design centre, an initiative which proved a success.There are now five craft studios and an art gallery with the latter acting as the focus of a changing programme of events lasting thrughout the year.

So, for visitors interested in art, craft and design a visit to this interesting small town should be on the agenda when in Sotland.

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Visit Dufftown Scotland

Friday, October 10, 2008

This evening, I am presenting some information on the "whisky town" of Dufftown in Moray.

Very briefly Dufftown boasts:

  • the flagship Glenfidditch Distillery
  • a whisky museum and
  • several whisky and antique shops.

Closeby is the Speyside Cooperage where barrels used in the whisky industry are either re-assembled (on importation from the U.S.) or manufactured new on site. It should be remembered that Scotch Whisky must be matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years and one day.

Dufftown is definitely worth a stop en route to/from Inverness.

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Visit Wigtown Scotland

Thursday, October 09, 2008

This evening, I am posting some information in the country town of Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway.

This is a fascinating little town given over to the second hand book trade, similar to Hay on Wye in England.

Local traders decided to reinvent the town and adopted the book strategy which appears to have worked well.There are now some 15 book-related businesses. To attract visitors the town has Spring and Autumn (Fall) Book Festivals.

Wigtown is located in a scenic area near the Solway and worthy of a visit.

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Visit Moffat Scotland

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This evening, I am providing a summary of places of interest in and around the former Victorian spa town of Moffat near Dumfries in the Scottish Borders, viz:

  • Gardens
  • Shops
  • Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall
  • Fountain
  • Boating Pond
  • Sweet Shop/Candy Store

Overall, worth a visit in context of a visit to the Borders and/or a Robert Burns themed tour

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Visit Nairn Scotland

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

This evening I am presenting some information on Nairn, a town located east of Inverness and named after the River Nairn. This town's main feattures are:
  • 9th 10th and 18th golf holes
  • Book Fest
  • Cricket
  • Museum
  • Quality seaside resort
  • Ruin
  • Fishing
  • Viaduct
  • Cake Shop

Nairn is relatively close to Inverness and provides access to Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle.

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Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland

Monday, October 06, 2008

This evening I am posting some comment on one of my favourite small Scottish towns, namely Dunkeld. This village/town has much offer the visitor and tourist including:

  • Traditional Scottish Music
  • Historic Cathedral
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Ossian's Hall with its wondeful view of the Falls of Braan
  • Many and varied shops
  • River Tay - Scotland's longest
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching, particularly Ospreys on Loch of the Lowes
  • Central location for touring
  • Many and varied hotels, Guest Houses and B and Bs

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Visit Biggar Scotland

Sunday, October 05, 2008

This evening, I am focusing on the heritage rich town of Biggar which is some 15 miles south of Edinburgh.Places to visit include the Moat Park Heritage Center and the Gladstone Court Museum. For those visitors interested in Scotland's turbulent religious history there is the Greenhill Covenanters House. For those of a literary disposition, Biggar boasts the John Buchan Centre, When refreshment is required why not try the acclaimed Townhead Cafe which offers excellent fish and chip meals.

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