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Scottish Highlands

The Highlands (the place of the Gaels ; ) are an historic region of Scotland. The area is sometimes referred to as the Scottish Highlands .

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Great weather this w/e for the Yr12's who are out and about in the Scottish Highlands on their unaccompanied expeds! Enjoy!
GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE... Have a peaceful evening as the rains of HOLY SATURDAY freshens the air and the spirit... Dusk~Dunnet Scottish Highlands...
No oracle tech, no conference calls, limited phone coverage. Just the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Loch Ness is a freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands via
Another fine day in the Scottish Highlands.
Just back from two amazing days walking in the Scottish highlands, a little burnt, but on a high. Weather was incredible as was the company. Officially zonked. Tracy Donachie 'sunshine through my window is still on my head'! Thanks for having us Hunters xxx
Morar beach this afternoon. Look at that sand. You gotta love the Scottish Highlands.
Today on my first lift to the summit this happened. Although quintessentially English, Vaughan Williams, Lark Ascending sounded sublime in my earbuds in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
A few Photos from my trip to the Scottish Highlands last week...
We're redoing our living room and are going to have this magnificent red deer over our fireplace in a nice wooden frame. I think I prefer the portrait crop but the landscape one will fit better. If anyone else is interested, please inbox me and I'll give you a price. It was taken on the edge of Rannoch Moor in the Scottish Highlands two weeks ago, and the mountain in the background is one of my favourite Munros - Buachaille Etive Mor. I'll be taking a small group of clients to the area in early May for the first of my Scottish Photography Experiences and there are two places left. See here for more details:
this is Buchaille etive mor in scottish highlands. We drove by today would u climb it? Its stunning xo
Selfie with my gorgeous hubby in the middle.of.The scottish highlands xxx
Okay, just to give an update. I jumped on my ancestry.com page today to try to put some pieces together. Robert McCombs came from Ireland in with our great-great-great-great-great Grandpa George McCombs sometime just prior to the Revolutionary War as George was born in Ireland in 1754. It appears we probably came from Northern Ireland, but I have also been told we came from County Kerry or County Cork. Details are a little harder from prior to that. It appears we came originally from Scotland in the Scottish Highlands. Our last name then was McComie. George settled in the Washington, PA. area (He died in that area and is buried there). His son, John M McCombs, moved to the area I was in yesterday. He died in 1866 and is buried in the Allen Grove Cemetery. John M. built the Allen Grove Church and preached there periodically. His son, John William , our great-great-great Grandpa was born there in 1809 but moved to Ohio and died in 1879 in Leesburg, Ohio according to records. His son, Benjamin F. ...
A land untouched by time, taken in the
A photog snapped awe-inspiring photos of the Scottish Highlands-with his iPhone:
Now this is how you enjoy a Sat afternoon sunshine good wine and views to die for only in the Scottish Highlands
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I want to do a canon ball into a lake preferably lake lochness in the Scottish highlands...so purdy!
A virtual medium found an evidence as a satellite image of a monster in Images on the satellite mapping service shows what appears to be a 100-ft-long floating creature, using its flippers to wade through the Loch in the Scottish Highlands near darlington in scottland;UK..with its neck dipped down into the water. 26 year old Andrew Dixon who separately spotted the Nessie-like figure,.. Was it a mistake of map or satellite or should we believe that monster like something exist here in this world which we cant see through these naked eyes.?
More than 40 firefighters battle large woodland blaze in Highlands - Scottish Daily Record
Out in the Scottish Highlands on my lovely big Haggis again today. Please note the strange blue colour in the sky... That is seldom seen in Scotland!
Whisky tasting at the worlds largest Scottish Malt Whisky collection.
From to the in 24 hours... @ Campbell's Scottish Highlands Golf Course
Ending a lovely day in the Scottish Highlands.
Scottish highlands trek/camp planning today I think for June. Sunny days hopefully and clear skies
Macs Adventures is the company sponsoring the hike through the Scottish highlands with E.A. Remember to book your spot now.pchannon
Tour Scotland photograph of Mobile Library on ancestry visit to Scottish Highlands. Aye, they are on the narrow roads htt…
Experience the Scottish Highlands and the world-famous, Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
I really want to go to Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands to find Nessie... My goal in life
Rattling through the Scottish Highlands on a train. Warm cans of Carlsberg never tasted so good.
“BBC News - Scottish isles rated as National Geographic 'tour of a lifetime'
What a weekend to be training in the Scottish highlands for the 3 Peaks in 24 hr challenge. No better place on earth!
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Couldn't resist an afternoon cruise in this weather ☀️ @ Scottish Highlands
Just after 6am this morning with Twiggy, Ed and Carole Jepsen visiting from Denmark. Scottish Highlands.
Natural beauty in scottish highlands
Ski resorts in Scottish Highlands have reported the most snow in 70 years
On the way to scottish highlands with Rik, Bala
The Scottish Highlands: Loch Loyne - a view on our journey from Fort William to Skye.
The landscape looked a bit like the Scottish Highlands between Marrakech and Casablanca.
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Wall to wall sunshine on a short hack with my fav cob and dog. Sutherland Scottish highlands :)
Retreating in the southern part of the Scottish highlands, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, for a week of mind/body detox, photography & meditation.
"Dreams of you crumble against the weight of my lucid fingertips. Gilded leaves fall like snowflakes and turn to rust upon my lips..." Just found this little gem from a few years ago. I am SO looking forward to spending two weeks in the Scottish highlands writing and reflecting. Hurry up June!
If you had the chance to go to: a) the Scottish Highlands with a small side trip to London b) Germany (for sure Berlin and the Black Forest Region) c) Greece (Athens, Mykonos, Delphi and Santorini for sure) which would you pick? Would be at least a 2 week trip, a month if I'm real lucky.
Yes! A beautiful day in the Scottish Highlands and a lovely swim in Loch an t-Seilich. Water 6C but minimal wind and lovely warm sunshine make getting changed so much easier :)
Another wet cloudy day at buachaille-etive-mor in Scottish Highlands.
A beautiful alien (Scarlett Johannson) roams the Scottish Highlands seeking male victims in the unusual 'Under the Skin'. Review by Pamela Zoslov. Link in the comments section.
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Scottish Highlands this morning, it's been such a gorgeous day!
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On my way to a bird watching holiday in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Scottish Highlands here we come.and for once the weather forecast looks decent in the mountains, the accomodation is not a tent, and there is real ale and malt whisky aplenty in the Cluanie Inn with Dan Hudson
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Currently headed up to the Scottish Highlands with two paintings:-) The scenery going by is far too much for my painter's eyes and I'm torn between simply enjoying it 'pure' to burn it into my memories, or take pictures of everything for future paintings. So far I've landed on the 'memory' decision but that may change if things get any more prettier than they already are. Will post pictures of the paintings once they've been delivered (they are a surprise gift), very excited to share these two :)
Next Monday i will start my visit to Shillong. this place is one of the important tourist destinations in the northeast INDIA . It is often referred to as the “Scotland of the East” due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. It is also the gate way to Cherrapunjee, earlier the wettest place in the world.
Drove from The Scottish highlands (Inverness) to London with two kids in one day with only 2 stops! All I can say is looong and I have 2 very well behaved kids With Janet Telmo Michael
Yippee, that's us of to the Scottish Highlands for the weekend. A well deserved break.
As requested, Tour Scotland Winter photograph of sunset hour at Loch Ness on visit to Scottish Highlands, Britain
I was so obsessed by Glen Affric and it's surroundings (where the heart of TOO DEEP FOR TEARS is set) and with the characters living in my head, that I was compelled to write a sequel, and then another. ALL WE HOLD DEAR, Book II in the trilogy-set entirely in the Scottish Highlands-will go live on Amazon, B&N, Kobo & iTunes on April 17th. I'm so excited to make available the continuation of Mairi, Ailsa and Alanna's stories.
"The castle on Eilean Donan, a small island in Loch Duich in the western Scottish Highlands"
Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. The Boathouse Ramblers, Frank Dillion , Danny Walsh , Scott Anderson , and Fairlie Gordon, Our "goal" to walk the West Highland Way, in 5 Days average of 20 odd miles a day 10-12 hours walking per day, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care this May starting on 19 May finish on 24 May. we hope you will support us in this event , to rase money for a worth cause.i am sure we all know someone who has had help from this charity, so please help if you can. The West Highland Way The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. Stretching for 151km from Milngavie on the edge of Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the route offers a fabulous introduction to the Scottish Highlands. Those wanting to add an extra days walking could even begin in the heart of Glasgow, reaching Milngavie by following the Kelvin Walkway. It offers tremendous variety, beginning in the pastoral landscapes beneath the Campsie ...
Novel's set in the Scottish Highlands - I wonder why they shifted the film to Glasgow? Under the Skin review
We've posted some new dates for N Wales daytrips, Norfolk short tours, Norfolk Houseparty & Scottish Highlands on .
Hey Friends! From April 3-6 I will be hiking the Scottish Highlands in support of BelongTo LGBT Youth Services -- an Irish non-profit organisation that works to eliminate LGBT bullying in schools and in society. In line with their amazing Stand Up! against Homophobic Bullying Campaign that runs ever...
A little bit of the Scottish Highlands came to St Elizabeth's House, Plympton, Devon yesterday!! Jane & Josh had a fantastic day with sunshine from wake up until sunset and then the sky full of stars!! It is still March isn't it? Beautifully romantic with a party of note to end, perfect from start to finish!! Not to mention American Football, a girl v boy pyramid build off (the girls won) and even Maori War Lords in the studio!! Very good fun all round!!
The minister of a wee church in the Scottish Highlands was preaching a strong sermon about the evils of drink, and kept telling the congregation not to imbibe too frequently. He concluded: "We'll no' mak' this sermon owre personal, but if a short, bald-headed laird sittin' in the corner o' the east gallery pew tak's it to himsel', I canna help it."
Coffee stop, amongst melting snow caps somewhere in the Scottish Highlands
Mercedes AMG Petronas (Mercedes): 6 – Nico Rosberg (Germany)- 44 – Lewis Hamilton (Britain) The early championship favourites. The driver line-up remains the same but there is change on the management side, with Ross Brawn relinqushing the Principal role and off fishing somewhere in the Scottish Highlands. Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe are running the team in tandem. Mercedes should be setting the pace, at least in the early races, and have plenty of testing laps in the bag. Will Rosberg get the better of Hamilton? The German will be helped by a less aggressive style and strategic nous. Hamilton has raw speed and sheer talent in abundance but that may count for less in a ‘fuel-saving’ formula likely to reward smoother driving. GP247 Prediction: Likely to be hard to beat early on in the season by virtue of their power unit being the benchmark early on in this new turbo era, while the W05 appears to be a solid race car. Most intriguing will be the Hamilton versus Rosberg contest, although they are frien ...
In January 2014, Downhill Mountain Biking World Champion Steve Peat took on the harsh terrain of the Scottish Highlands and conquered some extreme new trails...
Those in the Scottish Highlands, Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man - this one's for you. We've had a LOT of feedback from you complaining about postage to you. We definitely agreed, but couldn't really do anything about it, because that's what our carriers charge. Today, we're trialling a limited re-introduction of Royal Mail services to your areas - for much less than the ~£14.99 we did charge. So, from right now: Up to 1KGish will be £4.99 Over 1KG and less than 2KGish will be £5.99. We can't guarantee we'll keep this service forever. Volumes to these areas are quite low anyway, it don't send enough to justify a collection from Royal Mail, so someone needs to drop these orders off at our sorting office. We'll see how it goes though. I read one comment today about someone who's ordering and having it delivered to a friend on the mainland, only to have them send it on to them by Royal Mail to the Isle of Wight. It wasn't lost on us just how ludicrous it is. So we agreed on a ...
In case you might be interested. I was a saddo and emailed Pret about their delish new salmon sushi salads and sourcing/sustainability - not sure this really means anything at all. Hi Francesca, Thank you for you're kind message about our new sushi salads. The vast majority of Pret’s farmed salmon is raised to the Freedom Food standard in the Scottish Highlands. We are working towards all of our supply to meet this standard. Our suppliers ensure that high animal husbandry and stewardship is maintained, and that any environmental impacts are negated through activities such as constantly monitoring the water quality. We hope this helps? - Pret A Manger
Roger Hughes reports on the first signs of spring in the northern Scottish Highlands
£25 flat rate delivery to all UK mainland addresses! Isles of Man, Wight, Northern Ireland and Scottish Highlands incur small surcharge
I went to the Scottish Highlands games here in Central Florida. I was amazed at all the family tents set up, and the fact several had FTDNA testing information for their lines. In fact, I traded information with another group Administrator. I am now thinking I need to go to more functions, like this one. They did not list Kinnard as Scottish, my grandmothers kin, so I need to do some research on her line's origins. They maybe Anglo Saxon, Irish, or even Fict.
Leggings History Leggings of the Native Americans Karl May Museum Radebeul Leggings in various forms and under various names have been worn for warmth and protection by both men and women throughout the centuries. The separate hose worn by men in Europe from the 14th to 16th centuries (the Renaissance period) were a form of leggings, as are the trews of the Scottish Highlands. Separate leggings of buckskin leather were worn by some Native Americans. These were adopted by some Long Hunters, French fur trappers, and later by mountain men. They are the leatherstockings of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. The Buckskins, were mostly a dull grey brain-tan, not the bright, glossy vegetable tanned leather commonly used today. Cowboys wore leggings of buckskin to protect from chapping caused by riding, wear and tear to their pants, and bites from animals, such as snakes or insects in the scruff, such as ticks. In many places, especially in colder countries such as: Russia or Korea men and women conti ...
Watch the exclusive first clips from Jonathan Glazer's new film, Under the Skin, which stars Scarlett Johansson as a flesh-eating alien in disguise and roaming the Scottish Highlands
Title: Jeffrey Archer. Schedule: 19th February, 2014 One of the most colourful British authors of recent years has without a doubt been Jeffrey Archer. His storytelling technique and - most important of all - his instinct for self-publicity have turned him into an international celebrity. However, many years ago, when he was still a virtual unknown, I was heading north to join a group of mountaineering friends in the Scottish Highlands. I had borrowed Jeffrey’s first novel “Not a Penny War, Not a Penny Less” from our local library. After several hours driving, my wife and I decided to find a hotel where we could spend the night. “What we need,” my wife said, “is an old Scottish mansion where they serve pheasant for dinner and the local laird pops in for a wee dram and there’s a lovely warm room where I can retire early while you drink to your heart’s content in the all-night bar.” We spotted a hotel sign ahead which claimed to be the ancestral seat of the Macdonald clan and after crui .. ...
Under the Skin had me at “Scarlett Johansson cruising the Scottish Highlands picking up hitch-hikers.” I think there was some more there, but I pretty much just blanked out and went to my happy place. What’s it all about? The movie is based on Michel Faber‘s book of the same name. Director Jonathan…
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Continuing his African adventure, Richard Madden heads for the Nyika plateau, which, zebras apart, could double for the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands
Travel with Kevin McKidd to his hometown in the Scottish Highlands as he revisits his childhood, performs and records the Speyside Sessions Album with classi.
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Just tuned in to Winterwatch to have Michaela Strachan promise 'black *** live'. The things you find in the Scottish Highlands, eh?
I read in today's Sunday Mail that wildlife presenter Chris Packham wants to see wolves introduced back into the Scottish Highlands..now I adore wolves..but I also adore my country and the freedom to walk the hills and surroundings in relative safety.Scotland has been without these beautiful for centuries,and me personally would not want to see wolves introduced back into the wilds of Scotland,for many reasons. Iam interested in what you all think of this.
On on third with Haggis Adventures tours we toured around the Scottish Highlands exploring Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, Inverlochy Castle and the Wallace Memorial.
Winterwatch returns to BBC Two this month. Over four days, from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 January, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will follow the stories of the UK's wildlife in winter, broadcasting live from a stunning new location in the Scottish Highlands – where winter h...
SINGLE MALT WHISKY DINNER | The Land of The Rising Sun meets the Scottish Highlands with a 6-course authentic...
Julia Bradbury's Canal walks. Today she's walking a stretch of the Caledonian Canal. I've driven down the Great Glen it is truly spectacular, like much of the Scottish Highlands.
Watching Stephen Fry and Bear Gryll's makes me want to go hiking through the Welch or Scottish Highlands so badly!!!
About to head off from Nairn in the North of Scotland, back down thru the Highlands to the village of Pitlochry. Yesterday's drive up through the Scottish Highlands was stunning. Quite a few stops at the sites and villages along the way, however the highlight was most definitely the magnificent Ben Nevis Ranges. Alison was quite overawed with the snow capped mountains and the very unique highland backdrops, there really is no other place quite like the Scottish Highlands. The Commandoes Memorial along the way was quite moving with so many recent memorials to the famous green berets soldiers that had lost their lives at such a young age during the Gulf War. The weather was rather bleak as we approached Loch Ness, however yet again we were lucky and the weather within minutes had changed dramatically and allowed Alison to get some rather good shots of the world famous Loch, pity we didn't actually spot Nessie, but then again it was a wee bit cold for her to pop her head out. Arrived at Nairn just on dusk, b ...
No sale for world's largest Scotch whisky bottle The world’s largest bottle of single malt Scotch whisky – a 105.3 litre bottle of Tomintoul – has failed to sell at auction. While the bottle was expected to reach between £100,000 and £150,000 at Glasgow’s McTear’s auction house yesterday, bids did not meet the bottle’s reserve. The 14-year-old specially-commissioned bottling, which stands at 1,275mm tall and 415 mm wide, has now been returned to its owners. As reported in The Spirits Business last October, the record-breaking bottle was put on display at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh for approximately one year. It was the brainchild of two businessmen from the village of Tomintoul in the Scottish Highlands and it contains enough whisky to fill over 150 standard-size 70cl bottles. Steven McGinty, whisky valuer for McTears, told Herald Scotland: “It was unique but I’m not going to say I was disappointed because it will earn what the owners wanted under different circumstances. ...
Air travel Scottish Highlands style On a Eastern flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, "People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!" ---o0o--- On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants." -o0o--- On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have." -o0o--- "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane." ---o0o--- "Thank you for flying flybe . We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride." ---o0o--- As the plane landed and was coming to a stop . ...
Severe Weather Glasgow, Scotland "On 2013-12-05 at 14:30:51 [UTC] Event: Extreme Weather Location: United Kingdom Scotland Scotland-wide Gale-force winds hit Scotland on Thursday, causing a fatal truck accident, halting all trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity as much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to coastal areas. Winds gusting up to 142 miles (229 kilometers) per hour were measured overnight in the Scottish Highlands, and many roads and bridges were closed. All train services in Scotland were suspended; Network Rail spokesman Nick King said that "there's too much debris and too much damage to equipment to continue." A truck driver was killed and four people were injured in an accident west of Edinburgh when high winds toppled his vehicle onto several cars, police said. A number of flights serving Scotland were also canceled, and power companies said up to 100,000 homes were without electricity. Another 7,000 homes were reported ...
October 10th: World Porridge Day! The small Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge, home of the annual World Porridge Making Championship, has teamed up with the Scottish-based charity, Mary’s Meals to establish an international World Porridge Day. The charity, which operates its international headquarters from a tin shed in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands, has one simple aim: To provide a daily meal in a place of education so chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that can provide an escape route from poverty. Mary’s Meals works in 16 of the poorest countries in the world, providing daily school meals for over 500,000 hungry children. World Porridge Day aims to raise awareness of the role that porridge plays at Mary’s Meals projects in Malawi, where a daily mug of maize-based ‘likuni phala’ is an incentive for children to go to school. This provides them with the nutrition they need to grow, play and also learn with the ai ...
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would you mind giving us a quick shoutout to young male drummers at loose ends in the Scottish Highlands or Glasgow? our drum...
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the Scottish Highlands are incredible. Make sure you visit one time :)
The iPhone 5s camera takes on the Scottish Highlands
I really want to go way up in the Scottish Highlands, it looks like such an amazing place, and you can see the Aurora Borealis from there.
Incredible photographs of Scotland taken with the iPhone 5s
Cameras all have personalities. Or perhaps they have visual signatures.
‘We do the job the wolves used to do,’ deer stalking and its role
The Scottish Highlands where I own about 300,000 acres and I am buying more and more land to ensure Scotland’s heritage and conservation.
Photog trades Nikon for iPhone 5S, is pleasantly surprised. "Nothing profound is being produced...but it feels good."
"New cameras are supposed to unlock photographic possibilities. New vistas are supposed to open up before us, the...
PHOTOGRAPHY: How important is the camera to capturing the experience? Here's a photographer who left his Nikon...
Wow!!! “Tour Scotland photograph of River Coe on Autumn ancestry visit to Glencoe, Scottish Highlands http:/…
I love this article. It's written by a professional photographer who decided to shoot a recent trip to Scotland...
are all these conservationists that live in the Scottish highlands English And not Scotsman
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PROOF / Capturing the Aura of the Scottish Highlands with the iPhone 5s National Geographic
The term finally used by one of Apples top men :-) Thanks Phil “iPhoneography (via VICTORY!!
"I'm just so happy Brooks Brothers picked me for their Scottish highlands collection!"
As requested, Tour Scotland photograph of sunset hour behind Loch Leven on visit to Scottish Highlands
.for you: Secondly, I’ve had Ghillies from my estate in The Scottish Highlands flown down ‘with’ their guns
National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson uses just an iPhone 5S to photograph the Scottish Highlands, and finds it to be a very capable camera.
Amazing that these kinds of photos are possible with a phone (more on his ig)
Kilts, Braveheart, and haggis, photographing the Scottish Highlands using only an iPhone 5S
Summer in the British Isles, Days 10-14: Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh
Capturing the Aura of the Scottish Highlands With the iPhone 5s – PROOF
Leaving his trusty Nikon behind, Jim Richardson returns to a favorite spot to photograph, the Scottish Highlands, with a brave new tool—the iPhone 5S. Our hike across Scotland continues. Edi...
Jim Richardson left his Nikon at home for a trip to the Scottish Highlands.
Somewhere in the Scottish Highlands, Peter Higgs stands in a field, excited.
It is no wonder that J.K. Rowling situated the tales of Harry Potter in Scotland; the gorgeous, wild landscapes of Scotland evoke magic and providential sorcery in every corner of the land. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry somewhere out there in the misty highlands...a place deep in everyone's imagination. The canny Scots, knowing a good thing when they see it, have even renamed the West Highland rail line the Hogwart's Express...which takes its amazed passengers through the Scottish Highlands from Fort William at the top of Loch Linnhe to Mallaig, a village on the shores of the Sound of Sleat. (Even in the names of Scottish places you can hear the poetry and song of the bagpipes). 2014 is the year of the Scottish Homecoming - a call to Scots and lovers of Scotland to "come home" for celebrations, fairs, festivals and shows that will take place in every village, town and city from January to December, to hike the rugged highlands, to cruise the famous lochs and fiords, to enjoy the whisky trail ...
Kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating traditional dress of males in the Scottish Highlands
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- I've seen them in them in the Scottish highlands(which, admittedly aren't that high) and in NZ on alpine farms.
Social Classes of the Celts The Celts were well defined when it came to the set up of society. Tribal structure was the most important. There were distinct social classes in the divisions of the tribes. And tribal law was set up for the common good of all. All tribal land was owned by the tribe in general. Any land in the territory occupied by the tribe was to be divided for the use of the tribe, and could not be owned by individuals. Natural boundaries set up borders for the land division. In fact, the word tribe came from an old Celtic word meaning boundary or trench. Sections of the land were appropriated by the ruler and his civil service group for the work that they performed for the general group. There were large sections of land that were set aside for the public good, and was used by the entire tribe. Usually these were pastoral or grazing areas, and very fertile growing sections. Other sections were set aside for the elderly, disabled, and the poor of the tribe. Land held by individuals was subj ...
We survived the 95 degree heat today at Round Hill Highland Games in Norwalk, CT and Thomas came home with a gold medal in one of his piping events! Seemed people were happy despite the heat and willing to learn a little Gaelic and dancing! See you next at Glasgowlands Scottish Festival on Saturday, July 20th in Northampton, MA!
Today I am all piped out. Enjoyed the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Have you seen a haggis , or indeed eaten haggis .? I would love your stories .!
A steamy, Hot Saturday spent in part at the Roundhill Scottish Games. It was too hot, in fact to stay around for the Scottish track and field games or the pipe band competitions. But I promised a picture or two of Gary in his kilt and regalia. This was taken on our side lawn this evening, not at the games.
I didn't get back to the Scottish Highlands until 1976 when I was 22. It's high time I return. I am part Scottish from the McIntosh clan.
Just 4 years later, in summer, 1963, I actually swam in Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands while my Dad filmed it.
Tour Scotland video of The Royal Burgh of Invkerkeithing Pipe Band at the Scottish Highland Gathering in Memorial Park, Thornton on ancestry visit to Fife.
Amazing photo essay from a winter expedition into the Scottish Highlands:
It might be a few months away, but already getting excited about going to the Scottish Highlands again!
Ever popular Scottish Cheeses available tomorrow.Our tasty Cheeseboard...comprising of Dunsyre Blue, Isle of Arran Smoked Cheddar and Isle of Arran Cranberry served with oatcakes and Mildovino creme fraiche anc chive *** Highland chutney and grapes.option to add a wee glass of quality port...Yum!
I want go frolicking in the Scottish Highlands with my long hair and kilt flowing in the wind and a beautiful girl by my side.
Good Luck to all those who competed at the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games today!!
Just got back from the Scottish Highlands, the most majestic place in the world! Feeling like I have a whole new perspecti…
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Perfect June in the Scottish Highlands, hiking/riding through lush green hills & coastal valleys, with daylight t…
Which of the following is NOT an event on the Portland July Calendar of Events? A) Portland Highland Games. Bagpipes, Kilts, and all around Scottish goodness in Gresham. B) Pinewood Boat Derby. Forget the cars...build a fantastic raft and enter one of the races on the Willamette throughout the day. C) Bastille Day Festival. Commemorating the momentous battle over the bourgeoisie with French feasting and mimes. D) Sand in the City. 450 tons of sand are dropped in the middle of Portland for an epic sand sculpture competition.
Come down to the Monterey fairgrounds this weekend and join us for some great music at the Monterey Scottish Festival and Highland Games! Men of Worth, Seamus Kennedy, and my duo with David Brewer! We're on today at 4pm, and tomorrow at 12pm and 2pm!
Is that it? Really sad and pathetic day if this is all that is required to be Scottish; wearing the Highland Dress (The Kilt). What can he be on the days he wears trousers or when he goes to bed?
Always a GREAT time! Just a reminder our friends at Accents by Gordon's will be open Sunday from 11-4. Enjoy the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games and stop by to say hello!
Yesterday we travelled from Liverpool to Glasgow via train took about 3 hours. We checked into our hotel and meet up with the tour group. There are 44 on the tour and I think 34 of them are Americans. There are only 3 Aussies us and another lady from Malvern. Yesterday we did a our of Glasgow city couldn't see match from the bus, they didn't stop for us to get out and have a look around the city. We looked around the riverside museum which is a transport and travel museum. Had a beautiful 3 course dinner, apparently all the dinners are like that, better put on that gym gear and start exercising! Breakfast this morning was just as good though I stuck to fruit and cereal. Drove through Loch Lomond to the high country then onto Loch Ness. The photos don't do high country justice it's is spectacular. Went for a cruise on Loch Ness and as you can see we found Nessie we have a picture to prove it. Staying in Inverness tonight, looking forward to some Scottish highland entertainment hm sounds like fun.
What can I say. The three Redroad Wrestlingclub wrestlers stole the show at Luss Highland Games today. Jamie Mcdermott wrestling was absolutely outstanding. After some really tough bouts he won the 5st 7lbs junior category. He then went onto win the 6st 7lbs Scottish Junior Championship. Winning the final 3-1 against Jordan Dolan This final was the top bout of the day. Neil Alexander Mitchell wrestled against some of the top wrestlers in Britain. He narrowly missed out getting into the final pf the Adult male Open category after getting beaten in the semi final 3-2 against former world champion Kenneth Jason Davidson.. This was also a very tough bout. He then won a well deserved 3rd place. Emma McDermott was on fire in the juniors 1st place 8st 7lbs 1st place 10st 7lbs Adults Males 9st 7lbs 4th place Females 10st 7lbs 1st place Jamie Mcdermott is now the double Scottish junior champion 5st 7lbs Scottish Champion 6st 7lbs Scottish Champion Well done you all were amazing Keep up the hard training. To rema . ...
A commercial traveler was driving through the Scottish Highlands when his car broke down. There was a cottage near by so he went up to it and knocked on the door. The door opened to reveal a burly Highlander. "My car has conked out," said the traveler, "Where can I spend the night?" "Why, right here of course!" said the Scot, "Come in and avail yourself of our world famous hospitality." The traveler duly entered the humble but cosy residence. "Jeannie," shouted the host in the direction of the kitchen, and in response to his call his beautiful daughter appeared. "Jeannie, make a meal for the gentleman and remember to uphold our great tradition of Highland hospitality." The traveler was soon tucking into an appetizing meal, the girl had indeed spared no effort to extend Highland hospitality to the guest. "And now," said the Highlander, "I'm afraid I must go out and milk the cows, but just make yourself at home and take full advantage of our world famous Highland hospitality." No sooner had the door closed ...
Oh dear ... I meant to go out to the bears gathering this evening ... But I fell asleep after work and now just had a shower ... sat down with my tea to realise I wasn't even s'posed to be here... Sorry guys ... think I'm gonna crawl into bed instead ... my back still needs to remain flat on a bed for a while. Still suffering with back issues *sigh*
26•c is making me drink n drink.Hope UK is basking,including Scottish highlands
Monterey Scottish Highland games , one of my very favorite! Such a great town, so much to see and do, tons of people from around the world, great weather, great food, Monterey Bay Aquarium , and Bagpipes. Wish you'all were here ;)
Had a great couple of days celebrating our 10th (tin) anniversary. The Highland Wildlife Park was well worth a visit and the food and service at the Silverfiord Hotel in Kingussie were both excellent. We finished off our time away by meeting up with Anne and Gus at the Scottish Game Fair where there was plenty to look at and buy and the weather was superb.
No matter what the outcome of the Zimmerman Trial I think it should be mandatory that any and all neighborhood watch guys have some type of badge and immediately identify themselves to anyone who asks why they are being followed. Travon rightfully asked Zimmerman, "Why are you following me?" All George said was, "What are you doing here?" I personally would be really annoyed at someone I don't know following me around the public streets or grassy areas that I exercise in every day. If George would have politely showed some type of neighborhood watch identification and treated him like a human being maybe he would have avoided the physical confrontation.
Lots of visitors in the shop today who were at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace yesterday (like me) , and they have all said what a great day they had . Of course the weather has made a huge difference , but there is always a friendly fun atmosphere , masses to see and do , goodies to buy , dogs to pat (and Highland ponies tomorrow ) , just a grand way to spend a day ! By the way , I'll be back tomorrow !
WAY out in the sticks in the Scottish Highlands
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Cranberry park Norwalk. The highland games today - "If its not Scottish its Crap !"
Sitting in a beer garden in the Scottish Highlands, it's a hard life lol
Pre season testimonial in the Scottish Highlands
Dressed for the Scottish highlands with hoodie and leggings on, can't deal with this heat !
Hope everyone had a blast last night for our first day of the 14th Scottish Festival & Highland Games!
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Getting ready for the Round Hill Highland Scottish Games! Celebrating all things Scottish! Come on down to Cranbury Park and have an Ale with me!
Good morning! We hope everyone continues to enjoy the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games happening this weekend! Some great events today include the Highland Dance Competition at Victoria Park and the Heavy Events Competition at Station Beach! If you get any great pictures, please share them with us by posting them to our wall!
Scottish Highland Games with me Ma and Pa today!!! Time to drink beer, check out sexy redheads and listen to bag pipes all day ; D
22 Words | Road safety advice for tourists in the Scottish Highlands
What's all my fellow crazies doing today? I'm going to. edit! Put away those shocked faces right now!
Having lunch with my man at the Highland Games inFythshire. weather fab. lots of men in kilts, tossing cabers. part of our return journey, wonderful week away, good weather, clean air, amazing views!!
Was at the Highland games today in Aberdeen and must say it was a fab day out! There was a stall selling 'Scottish' tablet, must say it didn't resemble any Scottish tablet I have seen and was extremely expensive! If anyone would like to try real Scottish tablet I will be making some in the next few days in traditional butter flavour and have had a request for coffee flavoured too! If you have any flavour you would like please don't hesitate to let me know. Can also supply party platters small (80 pieces), medium (120 pieces) or large (160 pieces). Can also do tablet covered in chocolate - yum! Please pm or call me for more details or prices
The 2013 Highland Games will feature a new entity: a Beer Tent, compliments of Byrnes’ Irish Pub. Byrnes’, which has Pubs in both Bath and Brunswick, will provide great fare both Friday evening and all day Saturday. The Tent, to be located adjacent to the Heavy Athletics, will be open Friday, August 16 during the Ceilidh and Bonfire, highlights of the official gathering of the Clans that night. It will also be open all day Saturday during the Games (a map showing each event/tent location will be available). On tap will be kegs of Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp Irish Lager, Miller Lite and Shipyard Summer Ale. For sale also will be Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon --- and soda. For Scots who want food to accompany their ale and beer, the Beer Tent will also feature…..Haggis Dogs! (other gastronomic delicacies also available). One caveat, lads and lassies: ye must be 21 to enter the Beer Tent!
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So...what's the first thing you are looking forward to doing when you get to the mountain??
Spent 20 mins after earth last night talking to a 65 year old retired male nurse from the Scottish highlands
was a morning mist in the Scottish Highlands on a fresh Winters Morning via
From the Scottish Highlands to the scorching English lowlands. Crazy and beautiful contrasts in the UK
so Obama flew into camp david yesterday for the holiday weekend. didn't he just get back from a 100 million dollar trip to Africa Ireland and who knows where? now he's spending more money flying 3 big helicopters up here? I wonder if he'll show up in Gettysburg for a photo op at the 150th anniversary re-enactments with a speech about the union boys fighting against slavery. seems like his style. the jerk
if it wasn't 4 the banana leaves it could be the Scottish Highlands
Just setting off for a week in the Scottish highlands - I've ordered good weather
Entering the land of nowhere: Scottish Highlands
The long awaited third release from the Badpiper, Burn is proving to be his greatest release to date. A return to the original balls out rock'n'roll pipes that made him famous around the globe, Burn is full on rock, with tributes to Bon Scott and Freddie Mercury, as well as a timeless rock ballad an...
The Scottish Highlands is on our top ten places to visit in July. Find out what to see and do and where to stay here:
Planning to take my parents to the North. Can anyone recommend me for a 5 day scottish highland tour company please?
Come visit the Stobart stand today at Truckfest where we have some amazing prizes for our prize draw. All money raised is going to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
WEST HIGHLAND WAY.It's the final day of a long, hard week for Lindsay, Bruce and rescue dogs, Frankie and Stan. Frankie, unfortunately, had to retire on Thursday as he managed to hurt his paw but little bro' Stan is leading his pack safely towards the end of this gruelling 95 mile trek. Lindsay, Bruce, Stan and Frankie are doing all this to raise funds for Scottish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue. Would you consider sponsoring this mammoth effort from this amazing team? Any amount is much appreciated and helps us to help many staffies in need. Thank you x
Sounds lovely. Makes me dream of the Scottish Highlands!
we were due to fly out on the first of aug. it does look unlikely. We'll end up in the scottish highlands again. Not too bad
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this animal must be saved! like and share this page Scottish Wildcat - The Highland Tiger to spread awareness and support for the Scottish Wildcat
Bollywood arrives in the Scottish Highlands.This week filming in Glen Urquhart was in fall swing close to The Steading country Inn.
Luss and the Highland Games on the banks of Loch Lomond. We have complimentary tickets for the 4 of us, and a sign for the car that say's 'official Car'. we feel so important. more to come!
An Tilleadh 2014, part of the Year of Homecoming, is west Lochaber's effort to organise meaningful and fruitful events to mark, celebrate, and educate about, the heritage of west Lochaber in the Year of Homecoming 2014. See our sister page An Diasporran!
Hi everybody, Who all's going to Antigonish Highland Games? Just heard from Mary Gallant that she will be there on behalf of An Tilleadh 2014! So, if you want to know anything about the Lochaber area of Scotland and what is going in there next year, go see Mary and she'll be able to tell you! She'll also be able to tell you about Prince Edward Island Scottish Settlers History Society - the only non-Scotland Associate Group in Howling Events, and also about the Glenaladale Pioneers, a big contingent of mostly MacDonalds from Lochaber and South Uist, amongst other places. But most of all ... please go to the Secretary's Tent (or whatever the equivalent is in Antigonish) and tell them with pride that Howling Events and An Tilleadh 2014 (an cheeloch) sends our very best blessings from Lochaber! Hope you all have a great day!
Recipes! Do you have one for us? We are collecting recipes from around the diaspora. Perhaps its an old Highland or Island recipe or one that has been adapted though necessity of travel or time. Or maybe it's just a great local recipe form you local area or country. We would love to see it. We'll try them out too! It would be great to see members of the Struileag community posting or sending up recipes. We'll re-post them and put them on the website that we are constructing. When you see a new recipe posted please do have a go at it if you fancy it and comment on it.let us know what you think! :)) Struileag is reaching around the world to the people of the Scots Gaelic diaspora. You don't have to speak Gaelic, we would love to hear from you if you have an interest in the culture...this is an open group. Come and join us, tell your friends!!
Great day in Aberdeen at the Scottish Highland Games
Off to the Scottish Highlands today! Very good weather again.
NY. Oh Dear GOD. Dumped at 15 years old in a high kill *** hole that loves to kill both seniors and pitbulls. Dies this morning 7/6. I'm too far away to adopt this boy. Please someone open your heart and your home. If you can't please share to new hope partners.
Tomorrow begins the seventh year of SSA in Minneapolis, NC. This year we are excited to have Sara Gilchrist and Heather Sutherland as teachers. What a wonderful week to spend with old and new friends. Highland Dancers have an amazing ability to balance dedicated effort in 6 hours of class each day with relaxed social interaction and, of course, great crafts, music and scholarly interests in Scottish history and culture. We are always inspired and amazed by the creativity and talents that dancers bring to camp!
Question: what type of animals do you raise on/in your homestead/farm/backyard and why? And, if you don't yet, what would you like to raise and why?
I am loving the Deck of Awesomeness in the Scottish Highlands. commercial
Hmm. to go to the Round Hill Highland Games tomorrow or not? The heat index is supposed to be in the triple digits, especially with the humidity the way it is, I don't think we'll last long there. Hopefully just long enough to sign up again for the St. Andrews Society, score some fish and chips, and see a little Scottish dancing and Celtic music. It's their 90th anniversary Games tomorrow. If I go, will take pictures of Gary in his kilt. :)
Ospreys returned to breed at loch Garten in the Scottish Highlands in 1954, after many years of abse
It’s one of the most popular Scottish heritage events in the world, attracting roughly 30,000 to Grandfather Mountain’s MacRae Meadows.
Were you dallying in the Scottish Highlands? So impressed I shall struggle to sleep tonight.
If you have never been or experienced.the Highland Games it is worth a look. Everything Scottish, men in kilts, bagpipes, tartan, food and entertainment. Today at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen NSW
All set for the Round Hill Highland Games tomorrow (7/6) at Cranberry park in Norwalk, CT. Our set times are at approximately 1:30 and 3:00. Come on out for one of the oldest Scottish games in the country.
Scottish Baby A Scot was drinking in a bar in London when he gets a call on his cell phone. He orders drinks for everybody in the bar as he announces, his wife has just produced a typical Scottish baby boy weighing 25 pounds. Nobody can believe that any new baby can weigh in at 25 pounds, but the man just shrugs, "That's about average up our way, folks...like I said - my boy's a typical Highland baby boy." Two weeks later the man returns to the bar. The bartender says, "Say, you're the father of that typical Scottish baby that weighed 25 pounds at birth, aren't you? Everybody's been making' bets about how big he'd be in two weeks.so how much does he weigh now?” The proud father answers, "Seventeen pounds." The bartender is puzzled and concerned. "What happened? He was 25 pounds the day he was born." The father takes a slow swig from his Johnny Walker Whisky, wipes his lips on his shirt sleeve, leans into the bartender and proudly says, "Had him circumcised." God Bless The Scots!
With the opening ceremony underway, the 14th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games has officially begun!
they deliver quite quickly online. I bot in a shop in scottish highlands. Haven't see it here but an avon rep would have it
Well, Sophie's away back to France for a few weeks so it was just me this week.   AV was sitting in the Porch when I arrived and was delighted to see me :)    She was showing me all her lovely little things she has in the Porch when Jeff came through and we had a chat about the tennis.  We are both avid Wimbledon fans so were swapping notes on the Murray match of the previous day.     AV picked up a photo of Jeff when he was younger - and pointed at it and asked Jeff - 'is that you?'.  Yes said Jeff.  You're hair's different she said.  Jeff just laughed.  AV continued to make comparisons between Jeff and theh photo.   AV looked at the photo again.  Thank goodness I'm tired at night, she muttered.  Jeff (and me) were in stitches.     It was pretty grey but not cold - so me and AV went off to the Garden Centre.  When we arrived - the two highland Coos were right at the entrance - opposite the car park.  So we went over to look at them.  AV was wanting to pat them, but I was worried about t ...
M and Bond reflect on Bond's childhood in the Scottish highlands. Have a great weekend Bond fans!
Maybe we're cuzins then! :) Me ancestor was a master baker. :9 ♥ Scotland, Isle of Skye, & the Scottish Highlands!
Update from Sharon! ... Dad is feeling good and in First place...estimated finish time is 3am!... Come on Dad :D
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Does anyone know when the Highland games in payson start?
The best of the Scottish Highlands in photos
I see Edinburgh City have resigned from East of Scotland league already...Leith taking their place in the Prem league.
These two Scottish lads are really going at it! Mr Murray is attempting to take a boy called Jock Ovitch. Get in ye brave highland beauties!
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COMMENT which trophy your team will win this year? E.g" LIVERPOOL - None
looking out to sea from Shieldaig in the Scottish Highlands
Bloody *** this has been too good!But y close the roof?If murray loses this he will be exiled to the scottish highlands!
Ancient Roman coin hoard found in Scottish Highlands
I think I knew that from somewhere... Possibly from staying in the scottish highlands a lot in places they use mainly Gaelic
Heading up to Scottish highlands on Monday for a small holiday,2 more days of work before then. Monday cant come quick enough
- The Scot, as I think to get away from NOVA he chose the Scottish highlands to hide away in!
This pulled calf muscle is no joke. Every step makes me feel like I'm on the verge of charlie horse. Next year, I'm going to warm up and do stretches, that way if I have rip make a mad dash I won't injure myself.
leopards need to drink too. I'm sure there's some in the Scottish highlands
Eh-em... It's no secret that I love me some Highland Romance books. The problem... I think I've read them all. LMAO! ( I know I haven't...yet.) Anyone care to recommend some top rate Highland Romance to me? It can be paranormal, I just read MacRieve yesterday and I totally count that as Highland romance. hehe. Please help! I need to read some sexy Scottish brogue on breaks between working on my books. ;)
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games!
We are a go for the Seattle highland games. July 27th and 28th. We need to make a gate list. Any Mercs that can go let Lauri or Alonzo know.
umm Ben Nevis, william Wallis, the Scottish highlands and all you have to be proud of is a rock
Oh, man, we had a great day of talking and visiting with people and telling them all about the upcoming eleventh edition of our Seaside Games this October (the 12th & 13th--thanks for asking)!! You might think there are no Scots around until along comes this "English" lad named Alasdair Haddow whose roots go deep into my own House of Gordon history and beautiful Haddo House where our beloved Lady June lived her long and illustrious life! I remember her brewing tea for me in the spacious old kitchen.while those who would serve her were off tending to other chores! Thanks, Ventura, for receiving we passionate Scots as ye have!
Legs in Kilts kicks off Kincardine Scottish Festival 0 By Alanna Rice, Kincardine News Friday, July 5, 2013 12:01:02 EDT PM Image: 1 of 12PreviousNext A packed audience was delighted by the first-ever Legs in Kilts competition at the Kincardine Centre for the Arts on July 4, 2013. Ryan Berry donned…
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I'd take it round the Scottish highlands on a tour.
FB friends and family, I am trying to get a Scottie Dog for Otis for his birthday. Does anyone know where I can locate one? I did find a breeder in Friendship, TN but I really don't want to spend over 500 for a dog and I don't really want to drive 7 hours to pick one up. If you know of anyone or anyone who knows someone please let me know :) Thanks!!!
Pissing had enough of this pissing heat.. *** off!
. All our guests are sitting in the lounge watching the tennis and enjoying tea and cake. Spean Bridge, Scottish Highlands
CONGRATULATIONS to BRAD KIRKCONNELL! You are the winner of our Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games/Kincardine Tourism Prize Pack!! Thank you to ALL that participated!! We would love for everyone to have won, but don't worry, we'll be back next week with more chances to win! So stay tuned!!
"phthew... You're not French. You are Scottish!" - Dr. Neal, Oak Grove Animal Clinic to Lily, West Highland Terrier (after she slipped him the tongue in happy greeting)
Scottish highland romance fans- take a look at this read and get a chance at an iPad mini.
Getting packed, Off to the Scottish Highlands to see some amazing sights.
in this country either the Scottish highlands or Cotswolds In Europe Monaco & in the US the big sur - Frisco to Malibu
Hey all, been busy getting ready for the bbq today on this glorious fifeshire day. Can all the maybes, get back to me if you are able to make it and anyone else. I'm going food shopping the morra and need a rough idea of quantities. I'll also planning some jugs of special punch lol. If anyone has any good recipes. I'll buy some other drink to. If you are in to nandy pandy drinks you can bring your own. Finally warm up your vocal chords because we are hooking up some kareoke. Scott is bringing his accordion so we will get some scottish country dancing on the go too lol
Does the highest Hostel in the Scottish Highlands get the highest amount of Scottish sunshine?!
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20km through the Scottish highlands today. Heart is bursting, belly is full, and legs are in need of a massage.
OMG just tried my kilt on for the first time in 20yrs? alright you can all stop laughing ! it is a LITTLE tight lol off to the Aberdeen highland gathering tomorrow to remind myself of my amazing Scottish heritage.
Thanks for the positive feedback from everyone. Totally agree with the comments about the marshalls who did a fantastic job in really arduous conditions. A special thanks also to Mountain Rescue who covered all the escape routes. The hospitality of the Flodigarry Community at the end with soup and sandwiches was awesome and greatly appreciated. There are just so many people to say thank you to. Columba 1400, Minginish Community Bus, Marie Curie, Crossroads, Broadford Community Group, Skye Young Carers, Lucky 2B Here, RAF, SNH, Scottish Govt, Scottish Water, Talisker Distillery, Highland Council, Big Lottery Fund, Jans Vans, all the individual marshalls. We plan to do it again next year so hopefully get the word out and we'll get more people and hopefully better weather!! Apologies to anyone I have missed out in my thanks!!
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Original 1965 edition LP on the fontana record label. This record is in good condition and plays very nicely. The cover is also in very good condition,
Lisa, you should get your *** up to Scotand. Driving a truck in the Scottish highlands would be a challenge for you. x
It's a busy busy time in Pitlochry, Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands so you gotta the GMs &
Plenty on again this weekend in Highland Perthshire and the sun is set to shine! The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is on all weekend in Scone and don't miss the Aberfeldy Farmers Markets in the Square this Sunday :)
Friday night "Something Scottish" at Kirk Square Eyemouth 7pm. The Royal Society of Scottish Country Dancers (Adults) Audience participation. Come and try, Don't be shy ! You'll find your Dancing Pumps under the stairs or up the loft !
AMAZING CASHBACK OFFER If you come to the craft fair at Aberfoyle Woolen Mill this weekend you can get an amazing £100 CASHBACK when you buy a Highland Coo fridge moognet for only £102
Most viewed Tour Scotland photograph yesterday of sunset behind Loch Leven on visit to Scottish Highlands
Let's hope Murray waves the Saltire when he becomes the first Scot to win Mingland's preeminent tennis tournament. In your face, the Minglish!!
"Tucked away in the Scottish Highlands is what may be the world's most famous lake: Loch Ness. Alt..."
If anyone wants a Scottish Holiday visit Plockton its called the jewel in the Highlands there are palm trees along the main street.
Good luck to those competing in Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games this weekend! Safe travels! Scarborough Pipes and Drums
I want to thank my Scottish friends for ruining my 4th of July. If you had not invented golf I would not have wasted 5 hours of my life today. Fortunately it will never happen again as I have officially quit the game.
Let me put it this way.What at all is American about the Great Highland Bagpipe?Just because you tie a US flag on it doesn't change history.Doesn't change it's origin.
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Tomorrow are the beginning of the Scottish Highland Games at Pfalzen in South Tyrol. we will waiting for you.
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What events would you like to see come to Alloa Town Centre?
Enjoy some Scottish music to go with the cream performed by the guy who baked the scones.
Got to pay for parking t the Scottish gamefair what a rip off
Folks please check the up coming competitions/Gradings on the Judo Scotland website and get entering!!
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF RURAL SCOTLAND, THE JOHN MUIR TRUST, THE MOUNTAINEERING COUNCIL OF SCOTLAND, THE MUNRO SOCIETY, THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND, RAMBLERS SCOTLAND, THE SCOTTISH RIGHTS OF WAY AND ACCESS SOCIETY AND THE SCOTTISH WILD LAND GROUP 4 July 2013 Organisations unite to call for enhanced wild land protection In an unprecedented move, as MSPs return to their constituencies for the summer parliamentary recess, eight organisations concerned with conservation, wild lands and access to the countryside have jointly issued an open letter calling for greater protection for Scotland’s landscapes. Leaders of the organisations – The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, the John Muir Trust, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the Munro Society, the National Trust for Scotland, Ramblers Scotland, The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society and the Scottish Wild Land Group – between them representing over 350,000 members, welcome moves by th ...
A perfect Scottish day out, hiking up the lovely Dumgoyne hill and back down to the Glengoyne distillery to take a tour and sample a tot of their 12 year single malt! Followed by walking home via the West Highland Way!!! All in true Scottish style with wind, rain and some patches of sun!!
Can i ask waht your favourite British sweets and choccys are I want to give my German guests a wee treat .
Good dancing last night, despite the loud band down the street! Hope the pub was good for all who stayed. Happy to see old friends who stopped by, and meet some new ones - including a young woman who grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, watching her parents do morris in that area. Hoping she'll join us in the fall!
Happy Independence Day, from Good Will Hunting. the Bar Scene, the get into a tussle about the political economy of the early American colonies. So far as I can tell, the "Marxian historian" Pete Garrison is made up, but the book by --James T. Lemon is "The Best Poor Man's Country: A Geographical Study in Southeastern Pennsylvania," (1976) refuting "Garrison's" argument that the political economy of the founding area is "agrarian precapitalist" by arguing that Pennsyvlania and Virginia were enterpreneurial and capitalist --the book by Gordon Wood in question is "The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787" (1969) who qualifies the argument by Lemon through looking at the relation between the military and the economy --by the book by Daniel Vickers is called "Farmers and Fisherman: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County" (1994) argues that Gordon Wood doesn't sufficiently emphasize the economic disparities during the founding period - Chuckie: Are we gonna have a problem here? Clark: No, no, no, no! Th ...
Are you looking for a local event to see the Seattle Knights? Come out to see the SK Players perform at the Seattle Scottish Highland Games July 27-28th! See fights, plays, comedy and maybe some surprises!! Multiple shows each day! This is a great annual event with wonderful people, bagpipes, Scottish events, vendors and KILTS everywhere! Do not miss it!
I had the best view in town of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band's 65th anniversary kick off of the Saturday Night Parade. It's the band's 105th year on the street in 2013. Hands down the best community event I've ever experienced and I show you a glimpse of a 'moderate sized' crowd marching down Queen Street. :) www.kspb.ca
TONIGHT (Thursday) join the Kincardine Scottish Festival at the Arts Centre downtown for the Preliminary Round for all categories of LEGS IN KILTS except the Political Legs. This preliminary round will be held in the Arts Centre theatre, commencing at 7:30 on Thursday July 4. This event will not only feature the contestants, it will also have Highland Dancers, music, song, and comedy. Local personality Ryan Berry will conduct the proceedings as MC. He will also be sporting a kilt. Will you be sporting yours???!
Even though Paddy Walker was Irish, we are still excited for the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games, which starts tomorrow!
Scotland and Canada are both countries that the sun doesn't like. Most of the year they are covered in snow and when that isn't happening it is raining. Yet it is funny how they have reacted to the sun hating on them. Canada-Became the best in the world at ice hockey, Also have produced some of the world's best snowboarders, sledge racers, skiers, ice-fishermen, and have embraced the cold. Scotland-Drink Gin and complain about how awful the weather is.
Special forces, or special operations forces are military units highly-trained to perform unconventional, often high-risk missions. Special forces, as they would now be recognised, emerged in the early 20th century, with a significant growth in the field during the Second World War. Capabilities Special forces capabilities include the following: Reconnaissance and surveillance in hostile environments Training and development of other states' military and security forces Offensive action Support to counter-insurgency through population engagement and support Counter-terrorism operations Sabotage and demolition Hostage rescue Special forces have played an important role throughout the history of warfare whenever the aim has been to achieve disruption by "hit and run" and sabotage, rather than more traditional conventional army combat. Other significant roles lay in reconnaissance, providing essential intelligence from close to or among the enemy, and increasingly in combating irregular forces, their infrast ...
I recently found a new group doing bagpipe music on youtube. It's Soar (?) Patrol. It doesn't have a female bagpiper like Gwendolyn of Celtica Pipes Rock but it does sometime have an electric guitar and strong drum action. I have downloaded a presentation at Wacken Metalfest of 2012. I look back over last 50years of my life and regret missing opportunities like learning to play bagpipes and fencing. Maybe I might have smoked for a lot less years if i'd needed to keep my lungs stronger for bagpipes. Now after two pulmonary embolisms and a few bouts of aspiration pneumonia my lungs aren't strong enough for Scottish bagpipes, maybe Irish though.
It's a longshot, but does anyone know if the Macintosh of Rae Macintosh is supposed to have a capital I or small i in the middle? If we get it wrong on the new shop someone is bound to complain. Douglas-James Johnston-Smith...this is the sort of thing you might know?
'I feel very strongly that reducing subject choice to six in S4 will narrow the educational experience our children have at school. This runs contrary to the aims and objectives of Curriculum for Excellence which stated that it wants to introduce breadth and depth. Breadth is now being reduced in S4 not S5 and depth will be reduced simply because of the fact that pupils will now have only one year to prepare for their National 5 exams. We have known for a long time that the year long Higher course is not satisfactory because pupils are reduced to cramming facts to sit exams. These facts are often forgotton within 6 months of having sat the exam. What is the logic in introducing a similar year in S4? The academic year is a very short and rushed one and pupils need to have the time and space to explore topics and assimilate information There are a number of wider issues which also concern me. One is the potential marginalisation of the Expressive Arts subjects. Pupils need a varied timetable to get th ...
are you heading to the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace this weekend? - say hello to the resident Highland Cow and calf in the conservancy marquee
Does any1 knw if thre any hip hop dance classes in marton since im of the legal sht I gt so much energy and duno wht to do the mrs gtn shty coz im doin everythng and she fls lft out lol
So I'll miss another chance to rig up in Scots regalia and play the pipes tomorrow because of a stinkin spider/tick bite.
I feel like smust be the weather in Calgary or lack of fluids.
Scottish Myths and Legends.bazza Scotland has a rich Celtic History going back over 2,000 years, at a time when superstition was rife and where unusual events were "explained" by stories and inventions which were then passed on by word of mouth. It is therefore not surprising that Scotland has an extensive heritage of myths and legends. There is an introduction to Celtic Mythology and Celtic Folklore. Finally, the Encyclopaedia of the Celts contains quotations from many of the historic and legendary events and people. Spirits and Goblins Encyclopedia Mythica is a huge Web site covering many of the myths and legends around the world. With a bit of digging, the specifically Scottish elements within the Folklore section can be uncovered : Black Donald - the devil - who cannot disguise his cloven feet. Boobrie - water-bird of the Scottish Highlands. Brownie - good-natured, invisible brown elves or household goblins. The younger version of the "Girl Guides" in Britain at least, are called "Brownies" for that v ...
Access to the Wester Ross area of the Scottish Highlands via bus, train and plane with connections to other local transport services.
Sad news from Scotland: Iain Campbell died on Wednesday last, 26th June. He will be remembered by his Roscommon artist and musician friends in Murray’s of Knockcroghery on this Fri. 5th July from 9pm onwards. Ian drove the ‘Arts Bus’ from the Scottish Highlands to South Roscommon a couple of times in the mid 1990s as part of the Celtic Links Cultural Exchange between Sth. Roscommon and Ross and Cromarty. He came back to visit on a number of occasions since then and made many friends here. He played host to many of us when we visited Scotland and taught us plenty . and it wasn’t all about art and music – he sure knew all you needed to know about a good whiskey. Those of you who knew him, please try to make it on Fri. Night. Rest in peace Ian.
Day 7 of the Pilgrimage through Scotland is complete. And today's stop was in the Scottish Highlands at Nairn. What a beautiful golf course on Moray Forth. This I think is the 2nd most difficult golf course next to Carnoustie, but it's a lot prettier, and you can see the sea from almost every hole on the course. It was blowing 20 mph today and I was told by my caddie that it was a calm day. The first 7 holes are dead into the wind. 5 doubles and 2 pars. The course gets a little tamer after that, but it is still not an easy track. I finished OK, but still shot 88...too many holes in the gorse. Nairn has 8 holes going one direction, and 7 the other, with 3 holes that run perpendicular to the water, one up the hill (13) and 14 and 15 down the hill. These greens were by far the fastest of any we've played in Scotland, and very difficult to read. Plus the ball seemed to run out a little more on both putts and approach shots. It was supposed to rain today, but fortunately it didn't. The wind and temperatures m ...
MARKET NIGHT INFO Only a few hours to go... before I go and get my sugar plum ready for bed, there's just a few things I need to ask... After you have commented "SOLD" on the items you want in my market night album tonight could you please let me know your email address in a comment underneath your sold comment (or PM me) and also let me know how you would like your goodies posted... It really does speed things up greatly. UK POSTAGE PRICES Hermes courier - £4.60 (3-5 days) Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded - £7.00 Smaller item (such as dolls clothing) - £1.25. Postage will always be combined. Unfortunately if you live in Channel Islands, Ireland and some parts of the Scottish Highlands, the courier I use does not deliver to your area and Royal Mail will have to be used.
One of my alltime favorite authors is doing a series!!! A major new fantasy-adventure television series is to be filmed in the Scottish Highlands later this year. Author Diana Gabaldon, who wrote sci-fi adventure stories set in 18th-century Scotland, revealed at a literary convention in New York that the show was going into production She is expected to become consultant and co-producer on the series, due to be broadcast in April, according to reports. The series has the potential to become Scotland’s answer to the hugely successful fantasy series Game of Thrones, filmed on location in Northern Ireland. The Outlander TV series is being masterminded by Battlestar Galactica producer Ron Moore, who will be working with a string of writers from that series for his new project. Filming is reportedly due to get underway in October after a deal was sealed between Gabaldon, Moore and the network Starz. Moore, who worked on various Star Trek series said: “The idea would be to do a season a book, and she’s do ...
To train for this event, starting from January 5th 2013, so far I have: eaten at least 29 jam sandwiches (energy gel for champions), eaten 42 tins of sardines (protien shakes for champions), with 9 hours 15 mins gym time and burned 39,765 calories and cycled 646 miles in training (144 this month so far) which gets me to the Scottish Highlands, just past Lyon in France or Hamburg, Germany (all by road not as the crow flies). Please get others to like my page and keep sharing.
The purpose for the Clan Fraser stone..Jewell Wood Batchelor and I are descended from a long line of several Scottish families or clans. The one that is closest to us is the Fraser Clan who lived around Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The stone is at that Culloden Moor Battle field where hundreds of brave Scots died fighting the British.
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Looking at idillict holiday cottages in the Scottish Highlands ( Fort William area) to whisk the gf away for a few days end of aug...loads of ideas on tinternet but anyone any better ideas??
BT fined £50,000 for endangering the public in the Scottish Highlands at Inverness. Thoughts ?
A guide to the Scottish Highlands (and occasionally the rest). Laird McBasil shares places he visits, points of interests and anything to do with Scotland and all things Scottish. Places of interest, Photos, Nature, History, Businesses, Books, Music etc etc. A light hearted page, to share the beauty...
wait did you see the Loch Ness monster ? that is in the Scottish Highlands isnt it ?
Graham and Rosalyn Fraser welcome you to Samhach, a one bedroom self contained holiday apartment in Gorthleck, a small village on the north shore of Loch Mhor in Inverness-shire in the Scottish Highlands. Approximately 5 miles from Loch Ness or 2 as the crow flies and 20 miles from the City of Inver...
Police investigate allegations of sex abuse at Catholic boarding school in the Scottish Highlands.
How'd you fancy watching live music with a beautiful Loch Ness backdrop? We've got some VIP RockNess tickets to give away and it couldn't be easier for you to enter. See the below link to find out how YOU could be VIP'ing it up in the Scottish Highlands next month.
Some great Gaelic music from the Scottish Highlands - Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich - Donal Óg: via
John Fulljames directs Rossini’s love story set against the turbulent background of the 16th-century Scottish Highlands.
Rory Reid heads out to the Scottish Highlands to test the Hyundai Santa Fe with free spirit and double-hard adventurer Andy Torbet. “Is there a…
I've seen golden eagles in the Scottish Highlands and a sea eagle on one of the islands. This is Edinburgh though!
I can almost smell the fragrance of burning mosque from all the way up here in the Scottish Highlands! I hope they realise that they have probably just woken a sleeping dragon.~B
Life jacket or buoyancy aid? Know the difference By IRF admin, on March 20th, 2013 By Guy Dresser | Royal Canoe Club - We’ve reposted this and added it to our series of Safety Articles. Press coverage after a canoeing tragedy tends to focus on the safety precautions that those involved took. Often one reads the throwaway line ‘the victim was not wearing a lifejacket’, journalistic short-hand for ‘the person involved took inadequate precautions and therefore bears some responsibility for the fact that he or she perished’. In the case of the recent canoeing accident on Loch Gairloch in the Scottish Highlands that claimed the lives of four people, three of them children and one aged just two, one of the survivors, Garry Mackay, has described how the children were wearing what a news website described as “buoyancy aid jackets”. Far be it for us to leap to conclusions ahead of the report into the accident by the Procurator Fiscal (Scotland does not have coroners’ courts) but it’s clear from t ...
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