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Speciality Tours

We all have preconceptions about other countries. Scotland: the land of kilts; haggis; whisky; the Loch Ness Monster and deep fried Mars Bars with chips (french Fries). Some things are worth seeing; and others less so, here I include Loch Ness; far better are Lochs Tummel, Tay, Awe and Maree.

It is impossible to see everything, but I can plan a trip that will encompass the places you would like to see and the more I know about you the more I will be able to make suggestions of the places that you would find interesting.
Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology
The VisitScotland theme for 2017 is History, Heritage and Archaeology.

There are many special events, involving exciting hands on archaeology through, and coordinated themed exhibitions across Scotland in cooperation with the National Museums of Scotland.
Dig It! 2017


Nothing too strenuous, do as much or as little as you want.


Scotland has 5 ski resorts, easily accessible from Glasgow or Edinburgh

Ancestral Tours

While you are here, discover your ancestral roots


Film location Tours
Visit the location of your favourite film or television series
Film Locations

Places to see and things to do while you are in Scotland

Depending on your interests I've grouped sites worth seeing:

Historic Highlights
Bannockburn, Glencoe, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Scone Palace, Culloden, Arbroath Abbey
I include Hadrian's Wall although in England.

Architectural Highlights
New Lanark, Culross, Inverary, Edinburgh New Town, Scottish Parliament, Glasgow School of Art, Hill House and Mount Stuart, Bute

Archaeological sites (This extensive tour involves travelling to the Outer Hebrides and Orkney)
Callanish, Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, Dun Carloway Broch, Antonine Wall, Hadrian's Wall, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Clava Cairns; Dunnadd Hill Fort, Kilmartin Glen

How we used to live
Glasgow Tenement & Peoples' Palace, Glasgow; Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore; Black Houses,Gearrannan Lewis; Fife Folk Museum; Culross, Fife; The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore; Gladstone land, Tolbooth and Huntley House Museums, Edinburgh,

Steam train trips, various; Transport Museums of Bo'ness and Glasgow; Museum of Flight, East Lothian;  Discovery Dundee; the paddle steam ship 'Waverley'

Engineering Marvels
Forth Bridges, Tay Bridge, Falkirk Wheel, Caledonian Canal, Cruachan Power Station, Pitlochry Hydro Scheme; Glenfinnan Viaduct; Verdant Works, Dundee; National Museum, Edinburgh

Major Art Collections
Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, and City Art Centre
Glasgow: Burrell Collection & Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Dundee: V&A at Discovery Point

Religious Centres
Iona; St Margaret's Chapel, Holyrood Abbey, St, Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh; Arbroath Abbey; Dunkeld Cathedral; Glasgow Cathedral; St Andrews Cathedral; The Borders Abbeys: Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Dryburgh,

Royal Connections
Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle,  Holyrood House, Balmoral, Glamis Castle, Castle of Mey, Linlithgow Palace, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Falkland Palace, Scone Palace, Royal Yacht Britannia, St Andrews

Whisky: You are never far from a distillery  See Map

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