Category: Scotland

Tobermory

It was the beautiful natural harbour in Tobermory that prompted the building of the town by the British Fisheries Society in 1786. The unusual name of the town being taken from the gaelic ‘Tobar-mhoire’ which translates as ‘Mary’s Well’ and refers to the ancient in the upper section of the village that is dedicated to…

Isle of Arran

Arran is the most southerly of all of the Scottish islands.  Just as the landscape of Scotland changes between the low hills of the lowlands and the mountains of the highlands, so too the landscape of the Isle of Arran mirrors these different landscapes, so much so that it has been coined ‘Little Scotland’. The…

Perth

Perth was finally granted city status in 2012. At one time almost any journey across the east of the country would have seen you arrive in Perth, though these days the changing infrastructure of the country has seen the motorways bypass the city. Despite the fact that the city is no longer on many of…

Stirling

Stirling was granted city status in 2002, and although it is only a new city it has been of great strategic importance for Scotland for centuries, sitting as it does at the lowest of the ancient crossing points of the great River Forth. Evidence has been found to suggest that this has been the site…