Meet The Highland Cattle, Scotland’s Majestic Cows And Bulls

Highland cattle are Scotland’s adorable signature animals: shaggy, friendly representatives of the moors and highlands. Also known as heilan coos, Highland cattle have a close and fascinating relationship with the people of Scotland and are a tourist attraction in their own right. You can spot these magnificent creatures wandering the misty moors or at various […]

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Why tartan is a symbol of both rebellion and sophistication?

How did the highland garb evolve from historic symbol of rebellion to global brand, loved by tourists and designers alike? William Cook explores the chequered history of tartan. At the National Museum of Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh, one exhibit item sums up Scotland’s tangled relationship with tartan. A stylish tartan frock coat with […]

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11 Reasons Why You Should Date a Scottish Person

C’mon, the accent Aye, the Scottish accent is pretty much universally acknowledged to be one of the dreamiest brogues out there. Even if it’s difficult to understand exactly what they’re saying sometimes, those rugged Scotch burrs are seriously impossible to resist. But it turns out they’re not just considered incredibly sexy – studies have shown […]

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The Most Stunning Mountains And Hills In Scotland

Standing atop a mountain or hill, although vertigo-inducing, is medicine to the mind and soul. Looking at matters from a different perspective invites a flurry of emotions. Whether a hiker, walker, writer, musician, wanderer, romantic, or earth-bound misfit in love with the sky, words can barely describe the beauty that engulfs the picture perfect mountains […]

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7 Outdoor Activities In Fort William, Scotland

Named after William the Orange, Fort William was once a series of settlements in the Highlands of Scotland. Today, it is a popular mountain biking location, and a place for visitors to explore and hike around the great mountains scattered throughout the land. Festivals celebrating Highland culture, the mountains and hiking are celebrated here, showcasing […]

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5 Scottish Hogmanay Traditions You Probably Never Heard Of

Hogmanay is Scotland’s New Year’s celebration. But did you know that it’s a three to five day blast with a bunch of weird and wild, ancient traditions? As Christmas festivities wind down all over the United Kingdom, the really spectacular Hogmanay parties in Scotland are just getting underway. Why this big national party is called […]

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