St Andrews and The Saltire Flag

We are not 100% sure how he came to be our patron saint but Paul was told he was a fisherman and one of Jesus' first Apostles. He was sentenced to death by crucifixion by the Romans  but asked to be crucified on a diagonal cross as he felt he wasn't worthy to [...]

August 16th, 2016|History, Tours of Scotland|

Arisaig on the Scottish west coast

A WEE BLOG BY PAUL MCLEAN, AFTER SPENDING SOME TIME IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PART OF SCOTLAND On the shore of Loch nan Ceall on the west coast, Arisaig is a wee village surrounded by superb scenery, white buildings littered between the harbour and the road to Morar. The landscape is a rocky coast, [...]

July 27th, 2016|History, Tours of Scotland|

Balvaird Castle, Perthshire

Almost hidden away obetween Gateside in north-west Fife and Aberargie in southern Perthshire is a late 15th century L-plan tower house, surrounded by a 16th century wall with a courtyard and gatehouse. The castle stands on a hill, and consists of a central keep (tower) with a main block and wing, the courtyard and gatehouse [...]

July 20th, 2016|History, Tours of Scotland|

A bit of Scottish History

Dalriada – the early Scots DALRIADA. This is where "modern" history began. With history from the time of Moses, intermingled with legends such as St. Patrick and St. Columba, Dalriada was first the name for the land in Northern Ireland . Founded by Cairbre Riadia who settled in this area and later, the name [...]

May 11th, 2016|History|