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Alan Melrose

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Highland Museum of Childhood

A The Scots Magazine Reader Recommendation Although the railway line from Strathpeffer to Dingwall closed in 1951, it wasn’t until the late 1970s until the derelict station buildings received a […]

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Tarbat Discovery Centre

Recommended by a The Scots Magazine Reader This museum is housed in a refurbished parish church and is the site of a Pictish monastic settlement that was first excavated in […]

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Carnegie Courthouse

A Scots Mag Reader Recommendation Dating back to 1849, the building is now home to a spa, café, and visitor centre as well as the award-winning Carnegie Whisky Cellars, which […]

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Carn Liath Broch

A Scots Mag Reader Recommendation Brochs are round, dry stone buildings that date from as early as 500BC. Carn Liath Broch is one of the most impressive.  Find out more […]

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Coastal route to Stonehaven

A Scots Mag Reader Recommendation The east coast of Scotland is some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. Take a scenic day trip from Aberdeen along the ocean-hugging […]

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Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

A Scots Mag Reader Recommendation I love wandering into the park with a tea or coffee, sitting enjoying the fresh air and people watching. Find out more about Kelvingrove Park […]

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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Recommended by a Scots Mag Reader This interesting museum tells the compelling and dramatic 200-year story of the Gordon Highlanders from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern-day, using spectacular displays, […]

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Camusdarach Beach

Private beach with gorgeous white sands and clear waters. Find out more about Arisaig Beach or find an adventure close to you.    

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Inchcolm Island

Recommended by a Scots Mag reader Although it’s only nine hectares in size with the highest elevation of 34m, Inchcolm Island is truly a jewel of the Forth. Regular trips […]

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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

A Scots Mag reader recommendation. One of Scotland’s most notable “sons” is the industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The original Birthplace Cottage, where Carnegie was born, was built […]

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