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A little bit about the country I love.


The Famous Forth Bridge.


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Scotland is a part of the The United Kingdom.

It is situated north of England. 

It is a very beautiful country and visitors come from all over the world to visit our wonderful land. 

We have our own legal system, which is renowned. The year 2000., saw Scotland once again, with its own parliament after a lapse of 300 years.

Most of the traditional industries have gone, all except one which many have tried to copy but failed. 

That is the famous Scotch Whisky a mixture of blends second to none, made with the natural Scottish water that is impossible to imitate. The new industry is oil from the North Sea.

Why do So many people visit Scotland.

The tourists come to sample its breathtaking scenery. The mountain glens, the Lochs vast expanses of water other countries call Lakes.


A view of the bay at Ullapool.

As a country we support a variety of wildlife, who find the peace and tranquility a natural home for breeding.

The Ospreys, Eagles. Deer and Salmon to name but a few and other forms of wildlife 

 

 

Scotland is a haven for outdoor leisure sports. Hill walking, Mountain climbing, Sailing, Boating, Fishing etc. Oh! and don't forget the Golf. 
The infamous Royal and Ancient at St.Andrews.
You will find golf courses throughout Scotland.

 

What else do we have!Castles  Edinburgh and Stirling to name just two. 

Monuments....... the Wallace Monument at Stirling the Walter Scott Monument in Edinburgh and many more.


This is a view of the entrance to Edinburgh Castle a major tourist attraction and home to many Scottish Regiments and The Military Tattoo

Eilean Donan Castle on the A87  on the road to Skye.
Battlefields..... Culloden, Glencoe, Bannockburn.
Eilean Donan a naval bombardment.

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. It has been featured in the Bond movies. Errol Flynn movies and on BBC's TV's Balloon.

Ancestral Homes, Art Galleries, Museums, the list goes on. Glasgow is a host to world famous galleries and was nominated the City of Architecture. 

Dunfermline......The ancient Capital of Scotland. A historic town.  Where the Scottish Kings lived. The burial place of King Robert the Bruce. I live there and I'm ancient.

Everybody has heard of "The Carnegie Hall" well we have one in Dunfermline donated by the same person. Andrew Carnegie born in Dunfermline and moved to the USA.

On to The Whisky Trail

Whisky......"The Water of Life"

Speyside Cooperage at Craigellachie, Speyside.

This cooperage is also host to a visitor centre. Here one can see the video about the barrels being made and reworked.
Find out what barrels are turned into after their working life.

Then take the tour and visit the gallery where you can actually see the coopers at their work. 

This is a view from the gallery. The coopers at work. The photo is not very good because of the reflection of the glass, separating the gallery from the floor area.   Did you know that the wood shavings from whisky barrels are used by the Salmon Industry to smoke salmon.

You can also visit the excellent shop and purchase anything from nick-knacks to garden furniture all made on site from whisky barrels.

Visitors and locals alike can follow the whisky trail and visit the Distilleries where the whisky is made. 

Many of the distilleries have visitor centers where one can partake of samples of the glorious nectar. 


Laphroaig Distillery on the Island of Islay.

Speyburn Distillery on Speyside.

 

Most of the distilleries are situated in the glens and are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.

Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye.

These Photos are from Speyside in the north of Scotland and from the Island of Islay and the Isle of Skye. 

However there are distilleries all over Scotland. 

 

A favourite of mine, is The Glen Turret Distillery at Crieff.

The Commando Memorial
At
Spean Bridge
North of Fort William

Well that's it for now folks!.....I shall be adding more later plus more links. Some links to be going on with. Some of my favourite sites in Scotland.

[Rampant Scotland]  [Skye] [LochNess Monster]  [Laphroaig]  [Word Smith]

[Tartans] [Dunfermline] [Glasgow] [Edinburgh] [Scottish Towns]

 [Scottish Tourist Board] [Scottish Web] [Facts About Scotland] [Robert Burns]


Music:- The Dark Island.

 

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Safe Driving on Your Visit to Scotland.
All the Best Regards Robbie.