Any excuse for a party is a good one in Scotland, so its no surprise that the UK’s northernmost country brings plenty of festive cheer over the holiday season. While Christmas in Scotland is still traditionally a family affair, they’ll be a packed schedule of events held all around the country in the run-up to the big day.
Category: Things To Do
October 22, 2013
The long-standing rivalry between Scotland’s two main cities has never quite been resolved, but there’s no reason for travelers to miss out on exploring both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Visiting Glasgow on a day trip from Edinburgh, just an hour away, you won’t be able to help comparing the two cities, but take the time to dig beneath the surface and you’ll soon find that each has its own distinctive charms.
October 8, 2013
The further north you venture in Scotland, the more rugged and hairier the native animals seem to become – just look at the bushy-maned, pint-sized Shetland ponies or the shaggy-coated Scottish Blackface sheep. It seems only fitting then, that Highland Cattle should have a thick coat of fur to protect them from the notoriously chilly winters.
September 24, 2013
Looming over the town center of Inverness, the red sandstone façade of Inverness Castle is one of the city’s most memorable landmarks. Set on a hilltop perch by the banks of the River Ness, the castle now houses Inverness Sheriff Court and is closed to the public, but it’s still possible wander the grounds and take in the expansive views over the city and the nearby Loch Ness.
September 10, 2013
Few Scots are as universally famous and beloved as Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, who is best known for penning the words to Auld Lang Syne – the long-standing anthem of New Year’s Eve. So iconic is the 18th century lyricist that his home county of Ayrshire has even unofficially adopted the nickname of ‘Burns County’.
August 27, 2013
Famously attended by Her majesty Queen Elizabeth – patron of the Braemar Royal Highland Society – and other members the British Royal family, the Braemar Gathering is one of the most notable dates on the Highland Games calendar. Held in the village of Braemar, just west of Aberdeen, the famous gathering dates back to the 18th century and has been held at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on the first Saturday of September, since 1906.