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Robert Louis Stevenson, a famous Scotsman Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas, belonged to a family of engineers who had built many of the deep sea lighthouses around the rocky coast of Scotland. His mother, Margaret Isabella Balfour, came from a family of [...]

The World Pipe Band Championships 2019

Glasgow Green Fridayu 16th August: Grade 1 competition. Saturday 17th: All grades. Two days of competition showcases the extraordinary ability of over 8,000 pipers and drummers taking part (don’t forget the Pipe Majors!). Defending champions Field Marshal Montgomery (Northern Ireland) will face bands from around the world as they try to hang on to their [...]

Macleans raided and burnt my castle! Said the Campbell.

Overview - Carnasserie Castle: on the A816, 2 mile north of Kilmartin. The property was held by the MacLachlans in 1436, then by the Campbell Earl of Argyll but was given in 1559 to John Carswell, who built the present castle. Carswell published the first ever book in Gaelic in 1567, the Gaelic version of [...]

The delights of Scottish food – a culinary experience

NOT ALL SCOTTISH FOOD IS DEEP FRIED! For example; Scotland's 9 Michelin star restaurants. For a gastronomic experience to remember, book a table at one of Scotland's Michelin-star restaurants. Pick from 9 eateries in superb locations, from four one Michelin star restaurants in Edinburgh to two Michelin-star dining in Perthshire, to the UK's most northerly [...]