Cornmill Square in Galashiels, Scottish Borders

Galashiels, Scottish Borders

‘Sour plums’ is also the motto of Galashiels, after a group of English raiders were caught feasting on plums from a tree close to the town, and were discovered by the Scots, who slaughtered them all. Galashiels, Scottish Borders Galashiels is one of the main towns in the Scottish Borders, located in the heart of …

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loch glencoul scottish highlands

Loch Glencoul, Scottish Highlands

Geologists will love the area that surrounds Loch Glencoul, as it has some of the oldest and fascinating rock formations in the world. Loch Glencoul, Scottish Highlands Loch Glencoul is located in the northwest of the Scottish Highlands; it is one of the most beautiful lochs in all of Scotland, however, many people aren’t lucky …

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finlarig castle ruin in killin

Finlarig Castle, Killin

Finlarig Castle was built in the early 17th century by ”Black Duncan” Campbell, the 7th Laird of Glenorchy. Finlarig Castle, Killin Finlarig Castle is a stunning castle ruin located near Loch Tay, in the village of Killin. Despite being such a beautiful ruin, it has a dark history. The castle was built in the early …

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carriag fhada lighthouse islay

Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, Islay

Carraig Lighthouse…was built in 1832 by the Laird of Islay, Walter Frederick Campbell, in memory of his wife, Lady Ellinor (Ellenor) who died age 36. Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, Islay Carraig Fhada Lighthouse is unusual as it’s the only square lighthouse in Scotland! It was built in 1832 by the Laird of Islay, Walter Frederick Campbell, …

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Singing Sands, Islay

The beach is one of the most beautiful on Islay, with bright turquoise, clean, and crystal clear water and caramel-colored sand that contrasts the black, craggy sea cliffs. Singing Sands, Islay The Singing Sands on the island of Islay aren’t a result of consuming too much whisky, no. When walking along this beach, if you …

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scone palace on a sunny day in scotland

Scone Palace, Perthshire

Scone Palace was once home to the Stone of Destiny- the stone on which the Kings of Scotland would sit when being inaugurated. Scone Palace, Perthshire Scone Palace is one of Scotland’s most important stately homes, and is where Scotland’s Kings were once crowned. The Kings of Scotland would sit on a lump of stone, …

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The Cross Kirk, Peebles

Fragments of bone were discovered buried underneath the cyst in 1924, leading archaeologists to believe this was St Nicholas’ grave. The Cross Kirk, Peebles | Scottish Borders The Cross Kirk was founded when a stone urn, containing what was believed to be the relics of St Nicholas, was discovered on the site. A fine cross was also discovered, …

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kelso abbey in the scottish borders

Kelso Abbey, Scottish Borders

Kelso Abbey | Scottish Borders Kelso Abbey is one of the four Border Abbeys, but the least known. Why is this? It could be because of the famous names associated with the others: Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried at Melrose Abbey, Sir Walter Scott is buried at Dryburgh Abbey, and Mary Queen of Scots is associated with Jedburgh Abbey. But Kelso Abbey has …

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The Cheese Well, Traquair

The Cheese Well, Traquair | Scottish Borders … travellers will often leave coins or other small tokens of food to placate the fairies. You will find The Cheese Well and Fairy Well in the hills near Traquair in the Scottish Borders. The Cheese Well is the name of a natural spring that has been an …

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traquair house in the scottish borders

Traquair House, Scottish Borders

Traquair House, Traquair | Scottish Borders Traquair House is Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. It is filled to the brim with history: it originally was a defensive tower house and eventually became a luxurious family residence. It has been lived in for over 900 years and has been visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens! The …

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