Somewhere in Alloway Ayr

Scotland travel stories

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Cruise to 2009 British Open

PerryGolf’s 2009 British Open by Sea Golf Cruise Starts at St. Andrews and Concludes at Turnberry Tour offers opportunity to play four distinctive courses along the coast of Scotland before ending at the site of the 138th Open Championship PerryGolf will introduce a...

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Connoisseurs Scotland Unveils Golf Partnership

CONNOISSEURS SCOTLAND UNVEILS FOUR NEW LUXURY MEMBERS AND NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH WIDE WORLD OF GOLF - Pool House on the banks of Loch Ewe - Cringletie House in the Scottish Borders - The Scotsman, overlooking the castle in Edinburgh ’s city center. - The Glasshouse at...

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St Andrew Renovation Begins

St Andrews, Scotland - January 29, 2008 - The Torrance championship golf course at Fairmont St Andrews has begun an extensive renovation program with a targeted re-opening in early spring 2009. The Torrance was the first design by the victorious 2002 European Ryder...

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