Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3 day tour from Glasgow. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, tour Urquhart Castle and enjoy a whisky tasting on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
This 4-Day tour will start from Glasgow. We will head to Inverness with a few stops along the way for photo opportunities including Loch Lomond and Glen Coe. Day 2 will start in Inverness, we will do some sightseeing on our way to the Isle of Skye including Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Eilean Donan Castle & more. Day 3 we will do some sightseeing on the Isle of Skye and visit Talisker Distillery & Dunvegan Castle. Day 4 we will leave the Isle of Skye and travel back to Glasgow with some stops along including Pitlochry & Stirling Castle. All days can be amended to your requirements.
You will discover the true story of William Wallace from Glasgow, you will step on the battlefield in which Robert the Bruce got the independence of Scotland. You will relive the feats of the famous Rob Roy MacGregor, enjoying the magic of Lake Katrine in the Trossachs National Park. On this tour you will review the life of the great heroes of Scotland and end up toasting in a distillery of scotch whiskey, slàinte!
Join us on this day trip from Glasgow for a full day of sightseeing in the Scottish Highlands. You'll see Culloden Battlefield, The Highland Folk Museum, 4000-year-old standing stones at the Clava Cairns and more. Unlike some other Highlands tours, we try and spend a little more time at a location, this does mean not seeing all that the Scottish Highlands has to offer in a day, but you will leave the tour feeling enriched by our unique culture, history and customs. We ensure that you have a fun-filled trip all the while learning about the 1745 Jacobite Uprising and Scottish Highland Culture. We have experienced guides who can tell you stories and show you some hidden gems often missed.This tour would make a great addition to any Outlander Fan visiting Scotland as well.
I contribute plenty! Is it my fault you never listen to me? Katie and John Duncan are enjoying, well - attempting to enjoy a quiet, long week in Edinburgh, Scotland together. During a day tour to Glasgow, they visit a medieval museum on a whim - something Katie is not so excited about. As John falls in love with the medieval displays, Katie can't help but notice a strange, squirmy little man seemingly following her. "Can I help you?" The squirmish man - startled, looks up at Katie. "I am Dr. Oscar Wellesley." He introduces himself and invites both Katie and John into a vault in the basement, to pick out a love story, which describes two ancient Picts - a startling resemblance in looks to both Katie and John. They were involved in fighting off the Romans and, according to the story, were key to the withdrawal of the Romans from Southern Scotland. "What the hell." As the two are shocked by what they read in the book, they find themselves losing grip on reality. As they come back to consciousness, there is no museum, no vault - just mud, grass and an ancient battlefield. During this time and era, Katie and John discover their true past and begin to realize who they are and what they have become. What happens to Katie and John as they make their way through time? Will they ever make it back to present day? Do they find the love which had once bonded the two together? Find out in this heartwarming Scottish historical time travel romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055936/bk_acx0_055936_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The North British Locomotive Company of Scotland (NBL or North British) was created in 1903 through the merger of three Glasgow companies, Sharp Stewart, Neilson and Company and Dübs and Company, creating the largest locomotive building company in Europe. Its main factories were located at the neighbouring Atlas and Hyde Park Works in central Springburn. The new central Administration Block and Drawing Offices for the combined company were completed across the road from the Hyde Park Works in 1909 and was later the main campus of North Glasgow College. In 1918 the factory produced the first prototype of the Anglo-American Mark VIII battlefield tank for the Allied armies, but with the Armistice it did not go into production.
Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.
The Highland Line is Britain's last meaningful frontier. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly section mark the furthest north the Romans advanced), it divides the country both geologically and culturally, signalling the border between Highland and Lowland, Celtic and English-speaking, crofting and farming. In Britain's Last Frontier, best-selling author Alistair Moffat makes a journey of the imagination as well as through geography, tracing the route of the Line from the battlefield at Culloden, along the Moray coast with occasional forays into the mountains. He then swings south-west at Stonehaven before arriving at Glasgow and the Clyde. In doing so he discovers how the Line has influenced life and attitudes for thousands of years. Packed with history, myth, anecdote and sharp observation, this is a fascinating and absorbing book that offers a new perspective on our national history.
The Battle of the Somme, which lasted from 1 July to 18 November 1916, is remembered as one of the most horrific and tragic battles of the First World War. On the first day alone nearly 19,000 British troops were killed - the greatest one-day loss in the history of the British Army. By November the death toll from the armies of Britain, France and Germany had risen to over a million. This book tells the stories of fifty-one soldiers from the Commonwealth and Empire armies whose bravery on the battlefield was rewarded by the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour - men like Private Billy McFadzean, who was blown up by two grenades which he smothered in order to save the lives of his comrades, and Private 'Todger' Jones, who single-handedly rounded up 102 German soldiers. Not only do we learn of heroic endeavours of these men at the height of battle, but we also read of their lives before 1914, ranging from the backstreets of Glasgow to a country house in Cheshire, and of what life was like after the war for the thirty-three survivors.