Twilight Tours of Neolithic village available until 31 August 2016
Jul30

Twilight Tours of Neolithic village available until 31 August 2016

EDINBURGH, 2016-Jul-18 — Uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae is world famous for being the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe. During the summer months staff at Skara Brae welcome hundreds of visitors, who can view the nine surviving Neolithic houses from the path that winds through the settlement – but lack of space means they haven’t been able to get up close to the delicate ancient monument. Now special...

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Beltane Fire Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland
Jun25

Beltane Fire Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland

Beltane in Edinbugh Arriving for Beltane A deep Scottish brogue erupts from above, “Whit’s this – ah hear a Yank!!! ” As I’m likely the sole American present I stop and scan the crowd scaling this hill for its source. Seeing only unlikely candidates nearby, I continue climbing. Earlier that day I arrive by train and take time to wander through a town that two centuries ago was home to the author Robert Louis Stevenson....

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Scotland Celebrates Robert Burns
Jan13

Scotland Celebrates Robert Burns

Scottish Festival Celebrations for Robert Burns Ayrshire, Scotland inspired Robert Burns, and both the poet and Scotland’s natural beauty will be highlighted this year in Scottish festival celebrations. 25 January marks the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, and in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 there will be celebrations countrywide, forming the culmination of Scotland’s Winter Festivals. Many of Burns’...

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Scotland in Photos
Mar25

Scotland in Photos

Scotland in Photos It has been almost a year since I last visited Scotland . Fortunately, Scotland has not changed much. I supposed that is the beauty of it. When I visited, I could expect haggis, men in kilts and incredible scenery. I was not disappointed. Many of these shots were taken around the Isle of Arran, Glasgow and Alloway Ayr. Enjoy! Devin Galaudet is the Editor of In The Know Traveler, an online travel magazine dedicated...

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Learn to Forage with “Scottish Chef of the Year” at the Boath House
Nov27

Learn to Forage with “Scottish Chef of the Year” at the Boath House

(Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2011) – Connoisseurs Scotland’s Boath House invites food enthusiasts to join Chef Charlie Lockley, Scottish Chef of the Year 2010, for an exclusive three-day foraging course that delves into the culinary secrets behind the Georgian mansion’s Michelin star and 4AA rosettes.  Guests spend the first day exploring Boath House’s extensive grounds, which includes 20 acres of gardens and wilderness, before...

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CIE Tours International Announces New “Best of Britain” Tour
Oct07

CIE Tours International Announces New “Best of Britain” Tour

(Morristown, N.J.) – Celebrating nearly 80 years as a travel industry leader, CIE Tours International today announced its new “Best of Britain” deluxe motor coach itinerary for 2012, showcasing the absolute best of England, Scotland and Wales.  Newly created based on client survey responses and feedback, the itinerary combines overnight stays in quality accommodations in each country’s bustling city center, with visits to the UK’s...

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Invading St. Andrews Castle
Jan31

Invading St. Andrews Castle

At the far end of St. Andrews, Scotland, just before plunging into the cold North Sea, sits the ruins of an old cathedral and castle. The cathedral site is actually the ruins of three churches, built between 1130 and 1318, that underwent a good deal of bad luck, and then, ultimately, destruction in 1559 during the Reformation of the Scottish Church. By the end of the 17th century, the cathedral was being used primarily as a quarry,...

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Puppy Love: True Scottish Loyalty
Jul13

Puppy Love: True Scottish Loyalty

In late 19th Century Scotland, he was the country’s most beloved celebrity. His true story, colored by death, dedication, tribulation, before victory triumph is the stuff of legends and undoubtedly served as inspiration for fictional counterparts yet to come. Before movies and TV gave us canine heroes such as Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Benji, there was Greyfriars Bobby and his is a tale that tugs at every animal lover’s heart. I first...

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Dryburgh Abbey Scotland

Dryburgh Abbey was founded in 1150 by Hugh de Moreville, High Constable of Scotland and one of the most powerful men in the fledgling Scottish nation. Despite his obvious piety (he enrolled as a novice in his old age) his son was one of the murderers of Archbishop Thomas à Becket at Canterbury in 1170. The White Canons of the Premonstratensian Order, who followed the rule of Saint Augustine, arrived at Dryburgh from Alnwick in 1150,...

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Scotland in Style (video podcast)

A few weeks ago I had the chance to to catch up with some tourism folks from Scotland. The nice visit included information on travel, festivals, golf, whiskey, and of course, idyllic hotels in which to stay. In this video, Nikki Cromarty of Crerar Hotels tells us about their six locations throughout Scotland. Remember, all of our videos require Quick Time 7.0 or better or can be seen on iTunes and YouTube. And scroll down to the...

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