Burghead, Moray

Burghead is a small town about 13 km north-west of Elgin, Scotland. The town is mainly build on a peninsula and has sea on three sides. It was built between 1805 and 1809 and the harbour is mainly used by fishing boats.

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Speyside Distilleries

The Speyside area is one of the main centres of the Scotch whisky industry and has a high concentration of single malt distilleries, including the Glenfiddich distillery and the Balvenie distillery.

The Cardhu distillery is situated near Archiestown, Moray, Scotland, founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824. The distillery started as farm . . . → Read More: Speyside Distilleries

Dalwhinnie Distillery

The Dalwhinnie Distillery was founded with the name of the nearby town Strathspey in the late 1890s and is set in splendid mountain scenery. Furthermore, it is the the highest distillery in Scotland. Only 10% of the produced Whisky is marketed as single malt, the remaining being used in the Black & White blends.

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Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye

Neist Point Lighthouse commands one of the finest vintage points in Scotland. The Lighthouse is sitting in the north west of the Isle of Skye (Duirinish peninsula) and presents the most westerly point of the island. It is renowned for the impresive rock formations, which closely resembles the famous Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. A . . . → Read More: Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye

From Glencoe to Skye

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Glen Coe and River Etive

Glen Coe is one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland (in my opinion…) and is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains. Most of the Glen is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland and the nice visitor centre displays the natural and historical significance of the glen. Glen Coe is a . . . → Read More: Glen Coe and River Etive

Fern and clover

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Castle Stalker and Port Appin

Castle Stalker is situated at the picturesquely Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe and is visible from the A828 road around mid-way between Oban and Glen Coe. The small isle is accessible (with difficulty) from the shore at low tide and it is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses surviving in western Scotland. It . . . → Read More: Castle Stalker and Port Appin

Inveraray and Oban

Inveraray is a small fisher and tourist village in west scotland. 1770 the 5th Duke was rebuilding the town in its present form and the end product was an attractive town. The village included houses for estate workers, a woollen mill and a pier to exploit herring fishing. The distintive white bildiungs at loch shore . . . → Read More: Inveraray and Oban

Royal Deeside, Scotland

The area around Braemar and Ballater is known as Royal Deeside, since Queen Victoria and the Royal Family have spent their holidays at Balmoral Castle. The river Dee has an important role for the nature in the area, because much of the semi-natural pinewoods in Scotland are within the river catchment. The whole area is . . . → Read More: Royal Deeside, Scotland

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