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A family Maclean 6-day tour of Scotland

A Canadian family of 18 McLean’s 6-day August tour We had wonderful family from Canada come to see the beauty of Scotland in August. They were travel to some of the best spots that Scotland has to offer, including Lochs, Castles Tuesday:  From Glasgow we drove our touring family to Loch Lomond with a [...]

August 31st, 2016|Tours of Scotland|

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|

Scottish Highland Games

HISTORY It is said they were originally a form of war game in which the strongest and bravest soldiers would triumph. The first historical reference to Highland Games-type events in Scotland was made during the reign of King Malcolm III (1057-1093) when he summoned men to race up Craig Choinnich near Braemar [...]

July 15th, 2016|Tours of Scotland|

Scottish tour – Panning for Gold in Caithness, northern Scotland

Correct! I was staying with my friends Ian and Elaine in Wick recently taking a tour. I was there to give a whisky  tasting at the local hotel, 28 people with 8 drams each, that’s another story. Whilst there, Ian and I always drive off wandering the local countryside of Caithness and Sutherland, this particular [...]

June 7th, 2016|Tours of Scotland|

Planning a tour of Scotland?

Are you wanting to tour Scotland but don't know where to start? It can be a bit daunting, planning that group or family tour to place you may not have been to. Which hotels to use, where to visit, how long to stay in one place - a long list of variables makes planning [...]

February 19th, 2016|Tours of Scotland|