Stirling – Part 1 Gateway to the Highlands

In the summer we visited Stirling up in Scotland and learnt a lot about the culture and history of the beautiful city. When we did a tour of the Isle of Skye, the tour guide highly recommended visiting Stirling Castle as it was his favourite Scottish castle. So we did, and made it a trip [...]

A Holiday in the Highlands – Part 1 City of the Highlands

Inverness  There are only 7 cities in Scotland, 2 of them are in the highlands: Perth and Inverness. Recently we visited Inverness, which achieved its city status in 2000. Deemed the cultural capital of the highlands, we were informed that "Inver" means "mouth" and "ness" means "north", so Inverness means mouth of the River Ness.  [...]