WELCOME TO SCOTLAND.
THE LAND OF BAGPIPES,CASTLES,DISTILLERIES, HAGGIS, HOGMANAY,LOCHS, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, WILD SCENERY AND ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING THINGS.
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I am sorry that the photos on this page are not all showing bright sunshine but that is what Scotland is like, often cloudy. When the sun shines it is absolutely beautiful but even in the cloud it has its own beauty. The lowlands are the part of Scotland south of Glasgow/Edinburgh and the Highlands are the part north of Glasgow/Edinburgh.
In the lowlands the hills are mostly below 2000 ft.with generally rounded tops. In the highlands there are many mountains above 3000 ft. culminating in the highest, Ben Nevis at almost 4500 ft. high. Ben Nevis is on the western side of the country near Fort William. There are other high mountains such as the Cairngorms, in the east near Aviemore which is south of Inverness. There are winter ski areas near both sets of high mountains.
Atholl Highlanders Pipe Band in Pitlochry at Hogmanay 2013. The main street of the village is closed for ceilidh dancing each Hogmanay. Pitlochry has a salmon leap and a fine theatre. It is located just off the A9 about an hour north of Edinburgh.
Notice at the side of the River Tay near Dunkeld.
Dunkeld is a little village just off the A9 about 45 minutes north of Edinburgh.
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Driving North on the A9 through the Highlands. The A9 bypasses a lot of the villages but there are setions of the old road open and, if you are not in a rush, these provide more interesting driving. Be sure to see the soldiers leap at Killiecrankie and take a drive from Aviemore through the Glen More forest park towards the ski centre..
John o' Groats, the northernmost point in Scotland. There is not a lot there but the drive north from Inverness on tyhe A9/A99 is particularly pleasant as it follows the coastline. On the way back take the A9 from Thurso to Latheron road which passes through some very isolated scenery
The Famous Gleneagles Golf Hotel near Auchterarder, just off the A9 about 13 miles Southwest of Perth.
A feat of engineering. The Falkirk wheel lifts canal boats from a low level up to a higher level. You can have a canal boat excursion here and sit in the boat while it is lifted up. Falkirk is off the M9/M876 about 30 miles WNW of Edinburgh
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