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This is your guide to many of Scotland’s most exciting and interesting places to visit. You’ll find all you need to know here. Whether you want to: explore Scotland’s culture and heritage in the shape of castles, stately homes, gardens, whisky distilleries, museums & galleries; choose a theme and take a guided tour; get active - extreme or relaxing, ashore or afloat; have some family fun in all-action, all-weather attractions where youngsters can let off steam and grown-ups can relax; go sightseeing, in our cities, or through our fabled diverse highland, lowland and coastal landscapes; or indulge yourself in some of Europe’s finest shopping… Scotland has it all.

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Isle of May Boat Trips

Kelvingrove Museum

Abbotsford House

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Arduaine Gardens

Contents To help you find the information you want quickly, we’ve divided Scotland into 4 regions and also used different coloured symbols on the touring map. The 4 regions are indicated here and the coloured tabs on pages throughout the guide.

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Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney & Shetland Cairngorms, Aberdeen & Tayside

16 Touring Map 21 West Highlands & Islands 28 South & Central Scotland

Key to Advertisements Different types of attraction are highlighted by spots of various colours, eg  (see key below).

 Speciality Shops  Distilleries & Breweries  Wild & Active  Family Fun

 Castles & Historic Sites  Eating & Drinking

 Tours & Cruises

 Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Glen Ord Distillery

Balmoral Castle

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The Quiraing

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ABERLOUR SINGLE MALT

Book online at: www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com/aberlour Aberlour Distillery . AB38 9PJ . 01340 881249 Please enjoy Aberlour Responsibly Please check our website for the latest details on opening and govt guidelines.

Quality Assurance Tourism businesses are inspected by the national tourist board, VisitScotland, and are graded on the quality of service and standard of facilities provided. Designed & Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP Tel: 01479 841900. Front cover photo: Stirling Castle. Photos: Damian Shields, Paul Tomkins, Kenny Lam, VisitScotland; John Cooper, Jacobite Steam Train; Nataliya Hora/Shutterstock.com; Ian Dagnall/Alamy Stock Photo; Glenmorangie Distillery; Caithness Seacoast; Hugh Mitton/Alamy Stock Photo; Mattia Querci/Shutterstock.com; Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, Rod Edwards, Andrew Pickett, VisitBritain; Kay Roxby/Alamy Stock Photo; FrancescoBonino/Shutterstock.com; Dennis Hardley/ Alamy Stock Photo; cornfield/Shutterstock.com; Isle of Arran Distillery; Andrew Lee, National Museums of Scotland; Ian Masterton/Alamy Stock Photo. Maps by: Ashworth Maps & Interpretation Ltd. Copy by: Gilbert Summers. Paper: Printed on paper from sustainable, managed, forests. Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, we do not accept liability if information is incorrect. Please double check details with advertisers before visiting. When you have finished with this brochure please pass it on to someone else or recycle it.

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Our friendly information experts can offer advice on what’s on, where to go and book tickets for events, activities and transport. Our Shop Local initiative promotes local artisans so we’re sure to help you find the perfect gift from Scotland.

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Inspiration And Ideas to you

Our accredited iKnow Partners are based throughout Scotland and can offer tailored advice to help you make the most of your visit. Chat with them for insider tips about the must see attractions in the local area. Find them at visitscotland.com/iknow

Only in Scotland can you find information and advice in so many places.

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Great Days Out!

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Làithean sgoinneil a-muigh!

Whether you’re searching for peace, adventure or wildlife, the forests and woodlands across Scotland have something to inspire you. Find a forest to explore today...

Follow us on:

Call us on 0300 067 6000 forestryandland.gov.scot

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Duncansby Stacks

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney & Shetland Orkney has a wealth of prehistoric sites, including Skara Brae, Maes Howe and the Ring of Brodgar. Stromness, on its sheltered bay, has plenty of character, while Kirkwall has a good selection of shops, notably for crafts and jewellery.

Victorian Market

Inverness, the Highland capital, and the seaside town of Nairn are great bases for exploring, including Culloden Battlefield and Fort George or use them as a base to explore the ‘North Coast 500’. A visit to the 5* Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition is essential to enjoy learning the history behind the famous legend. All along the north shore of the Moray Firth are other attractive little Scottish towns such as Cromarty, Tain and Dornoch. Wick has a Heritage Museum telling the story of the area’s herring fishing industry.

For sheer atmosphere, Scotland’s rugged north coast is unbeatable. Breathtaking scenery continues down the western seaboard via Lochinver to the ferry-port of Ullapool, which makes an excellent base for exploring this area.

Shetland, the most northerly island group in the UK, has ferry connections with Aberdeen and Kirkwall. Lerwick is by far the largest town. Shetland is noted for its wildlife and its Viking heritage.

Caithness Seacoast

Glenmorangie Distillery

Many enjoy Inverewe Gardens, thriving in the Gulf Stream’s mildness. Gairloch has fine beaches and also a golf course. Loch Maree and Torridon, with some of Scotland’s most spectacular mountains, are also in the area’s ‘must sees’.

Urquhart Castle

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HAND CRAFTED JEWELLERY FROM ORKNEY

PREMIERING OUR NEW OUTLANDER RANGE OF JEWELLERY Based on the Craigh na Dun stone circle featured in the TV series, this official collection is designed by Teresa Shearer. aurora-jewellery.co.uk Follow us on:     TM & © 2021 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Display of artist/owner’s current work with carefully selected luxuries to compliment at affordable prices Specialising in unique and stylish products with strong coastal influence Open 10am to 4pm (May to October) (Closed Mon & Sat) Closed January to Easter Open 12 noon to 4pm Sundays other months of year


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Mary Ann’s Cottage at Dunnet

The Cottage lies on a small croft overlooking Dunnet Bay, worked by the same family over three generations. Built around 1850 the Cottage has remained largely unchanged over the years and visitors can step back in time and imagine what it would be like to live in a room with a wee box bed, heated by a peat fire, where Mary-Ann and her husband spent their non-working hours, cooked and slept. For more info about opening days or times, please contact Annette on 01955 604180, sinclairannette@hotmail.com, or Mark on 01847 851302, m.eastwick@btinternet.com Alternatively, visit our Facebook page, Mary Ann’s Cottage.

Bookings T:01955 609200 or M:07747 404128

Planned Reopening 1st July 2021

Operating from

Wick Harbour Marina

Private Charter Available Winter trips by arrangement On our tours you see: CAVES, CLIFFS, CASTLES and WILDLIFE

Images by Gavin Paul Bird

Restricted mobility access to boat and toilets

www.caithness-seacoast.co.uk • KW1 5HA

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THE GLENMORANGIE DISTILLERY Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PZ, Scotland. t: 01862 892477

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DUNROBIN CASTLE SCOTLAND 7

THE CASTLE Move through the centuries of habitation by the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland, enjoying the period treasures in the many magnificent rooms open to the public. FALCONRY Enjoy wonderful daily falconry displays in the gardens from April until the end of September. CASTLE RESTAURANT & TEA ROOM Themed around the castle’s own Victorian horse-drawn fire engine. GIFT SHOP Where local craft products feature strongly. AMPLE PARKING SPACE GROUPS WELCOME

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF THE HIGHLANDS

OPEN FROM 1st May To 31st October April & October Daily ....................... 10.30am - 4.30pm Last entry is 4pm

May, June, July, August & September Daily ....................... 10am - 5pm Last entry is 4.30pm

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Dunrobin Castle Golspie Dornoch A9

Tain

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Inverness

Falconry displays will be daily at 11.30am and 2:30pm from 1st April until 30th September. LAST ENTRY HALF AN HOUR BEFORE CLOSING

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Aviemore

Please note that Dunrobin Castle is a historic building. As a consequence, there are a number of areas where access is not possible for visitors using a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any accessibility issues further before your visit. Wheelchair access to the gardens can be arranged on request.


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LOCH NESS

VISITOR ATTRACTION

CENTRE & EXHIBITION

“A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness”

Since 1980

Scottish Natural Heritage

Large Shopping Complex: Cashmere & Woollens, The Nessie Shop, The Whisky Shop, Miele’s Gelataria Ancestral Names, Local Crafts, Cobbs Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, Hourly Cruises on Loch Ness

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DIRECTIONS: From Inverness, follow the Loch Ness Trail along the A82 to Drumnadrochit. From Drumnadrochit, follow A82 signs for Inverness, TURN RIGHT over the bridge and look for this Building.

Tel: 01456 450573 www.lochness.com Satnav: IV63 6TU 9

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Winner of Scotland’ Scotland’s Best Parlour

Highland Trekking and Trail Riding

92 Church Street, Inverness & Nessie’s Gelato Cabin Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness

GELATO, WAFFLES, COFFEE DONUTS, CANNOLI, HOT SAUCES

Come and explore the stunning views of Glen Affric Nature Reserve and the surrounding wild open hills and dense forests. Horses and ponies suitable for all abilites. We also cater for campers and anglers. • Horse Riding • Trout Fishing • Off-road Go Karts • Camping • Boating Pond Contact Sasha or Iain, Cougie, Tomich, Cannich, by Beauly IV4 7LY

T: 01456 415 323 • M: 07522 996 725 ponytrekking@yahoo.co.uk www.highlandponytrekking.com

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Inverness Victorian Market Margadh Bhictòrianach Inbhir Nis

Step inside for an indoor experience with unique independent retailers and cafés offering a variety of quality products with a warm Highland welcome. www.thevictorianmarket.com 12

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Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

DISTILLERY AND

VISITOR CENTRE

Experience ‘The Softer Side of the Highlands’ at Tomatin Distillery. With a range of tours and award-winning malts available. OPENING TIMES: Covid restrictions mean these are subject to change, please see www.tomatin.com/visit for the latest information. Visit our online shop www.tomatindistillery.shop Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7YT Tel: 01463 248 144 Email: visitors@tomatin.com www.tomatin.com

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Facilities at Cawdor

Audio Guide available in 8+ languages Licensed Courtyard Café . Gift Shop Highland Shop . Flower Garden . Wild Garden Walled Garden . Nature Trails . Picnic Area 9 Hole Golf Course . Putting Green Free Coach and Car Parks

Open every day 30th April - 3rd October 10am - 5.30pm (last admission 5pm)

T: 01667 404401 E: info@cawdorcastle.com W: www.cawdorcastle.com

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Bow Fiddle Rock

Cairngorms, Aberdeen & Tayside Highlands” at Balmoral Castle.

Dunnottar Castle

The bustling North Sea port of Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city, has plenty of accommodation, shopping and night-life, and is a gateway to Royal Deeside. Dundee is varied and vibrant, with a good choice of shopping and also cultural options - with a notable art centre as well as museums including the new V&A Dundee museum, and a fascinating industrial heritage. The coast

features historic fishing ports such as Buckie and Stonehaven, spectacular cliffs and long golden beaches stretching from the Moray Firth to Angus. Some of Scotland’s finest malt whisky distilleries are along the River Spey. The region is famous for its castles, with Glamis, Blair, Crathes and Dunnottar being particularly impressive. Visitors can enjoy Queen Victoria’s “dear paradise in the

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The region has some great car-touring routes: from Deeside via The Lecht and into Strathspey; Dunnottar Castle from the Lowlands into Highland Perthshire via Crieff, the Sma’ Glen and Aberfeldy; or the mountain route to Aberdeenshire via Glenshee - the highest main road in Scotland. Amongst the towns, Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey give easy access to the Cairngorms National Park. Elgin is gateway to the ‘whisky country’ of the Lower Spey; Kirriemuir is ideal for exploring the Angus Glens. The prosperous town of Perth has fine Georgian architecture, while from holiday towns like Dunkeld or Pitlochry, visitors can discover ‘Big Tree Country’ with Perthshire’s record-breaking trees.

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Share our pursuit of whisky perfection. Tandoori Restaurant

Established Since 1987

Order online at:

www.Jahangirdundee.com Or call on: 01382 202022 / 01382 201054 / 01382 200355 1 SESSION STREET | DUNDEE | DD1 5DN

#HomeOfDewars

Tour the distillery and explore our interactive exhibition, before tasting whisky and unwinding in our welcoming Whisky lounge and cafe. Fill your own bottle from our hand-selected casks. Open all year. PH15 2EB

Check opening times and secure your experience at

www.DewarsAberfeldyDistillery.com

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BORN FROM FIRE DEDICATED TO FLAVOUR

SCOTTISH DOLPHIN CENTRE

FREE ENTRY

SPEY BAY, MORAY FIRTH. IV32 7PJ

SEE DOLPHINS WILD & FREE!! OPENING TIMES Takeaway Cafe & Gift Shop

1st -26th Apr - Thur to Mon 11am-3pm

26th Apr - 23rd Jun - Thur to Mon 10:30am - 4pm

24th Jun - 30th Aug 7 days per week 10:30am - 4pm 1st Sept - mid Dec - Thur to Mon 10:30am - 4pm Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19, please check our website and FB page for the most uptodate information regarding bookable ICEHOUSE TOURS, WILDLIFE WALKS and other activities. SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

T: 01343 820 339 E: dolphincentre@whales.org W: dolphincentre.whales.org

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S C O T T I S H H O M E T O T H E R O YA L F A M I LY

Open daily from 1st April until 2nd August 2021 Exhibitions, Gardens, Castle Ballroom, Audio Guide, Café & Shop. For further information: 01339 742 534

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A warm welcome awaits you! Winner of Scotland’ Scotland’s Best Parlour

HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM 102 Grampian Road, Aviemore

GELATO, WAFFLES, COFFEE milkshakes, DONUTS, CANNOLI, HOT SAUCES

Taigh-tasgaidh sluagh na gàidhealtachd Newtonmore

Spend a day – experience centuries! Cuir seachad latha – blas air na linntean! www.highlandfolk.com Tel: 01349 781650 Opening Hours April to August 10.00-17.00 September and October 10.30-16.00

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Welcome to

Scotland

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THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDEPENDENT STORE

Innovative ideas for home and garden reside in the Country Living Department, and gifts galore can be found in our Present Shop, the highlights of which feature in our annual Handmade Gift Catalogue. We can even help you set up an exclusive wedding list for your special day.

The House of Bruar is the leading designer of country clothing in Great Britain, creating a range of contemporary country classics in quality natural fibre materials. Our Cashmere and Knitwear Hall - the largest in the UK - is a treasure trove of stunning garments in a spectacular range of colours. Alongside our own original creations you’ll also find a host of leading brands throughout our Ladieswear Department, including Adini, Gardeur, Masai and Barbour - of which we have the largest selection in Britain - while our Shoe and Handbag Department showcases Dubarry, Brics, Gianni Conti and Gabor.

The Jewel in the Crown, our dazzling jewellery shop, is filled with a resplendent collection of artful creations in gold, silver and a host of other materials from designers across Scotland, Britain and around the world. The best of Scotland’s natural larder is always on the menu in our Food Hall, Delicatessen and Restaurant, while our award-winning Butchery features quality cuts from local providers. Our Bakery provides tempting treats with everything from freshly made barista coffee to homemade sandwiches, while the unique Fish & Chip Shop also specialises in fresh squid and lobster - the ultimate luxury comfort food!

Men are equally well catered for in our 20,000 square foot Menswear Hall, with brands including Barbour, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Levi’s and Patagonia, all of which are perfectly balanced by our own exclusive British tweeds, shirts, shoes and more to create the complete country wardrobe. Our newly opened Stalking Department brings you the best sporting equipment from leading manufacturers including Páramo, Swanndri and Harkila, all complemented by own-brand classics such as waterproof tweed shooting coats and matching apparel.

No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The House of Bruar, located just off the A9 ten miles north of Pitlochry.

The Fishing Tackle Shop offers a haven for the keen angler, while just next door you can browse contemporary rural art from some of Britain’s leading artists in our Gallery.

Shown here is a taste of our new Autumn/Winter 2020-21 range. To order a copy of the latest mail order catalogue please call us or visit our website.

The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW Telephone: 01796 483 236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

www.houseofbruar.com


Portree, Skye

West Highlands & Islands Skye is famous for its Cuillin Hills and the extraordinary landscape of the Quiraing. Aside from the scenery, other attractions include Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle.

On the mainland, Plockton is very photogenic - as is Eilean Donan Castle, also on this part of the coast. There is an excellent touring route here, down through Kintail to the Great Glen and Fort William. Here, next to Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain) is Nevis Range, the popular skiing and mountain biking centre.

traditional resort. Mount Stuart is also a popular attraction here. Other islands include: Iona with its Abbey and High Crosses; Islay, with its many whisky distilleries; also Colonsay and Gigha. Mull The busy little ferry port of Oban has spectacular cliff scenery. is a good base for exploring the Eastwards are Loch Lomond ‘Glorious Gardens of Argyll’. and the Trossachs, now in a Inveraray is another picturesque national park. Gateways here little town, with Inveraray Jail include attractive villages such one of the main attractions. as Aberfoyle and Callander.

Jacobite Steam Train

This picturesque area has fjordlike sea-lochs and a diversity of islands, linked by an excellent ferry network. The Outer Hebrides are easily reached from Ullapool, Uig on Skye and Oban. Lewis and Harris have some of Scotland’s finest beaches and one of the UK’s most important prehistoric sites, the Calanais Standing Stones. The southern portion of this chain, notably Barra, Eriskay and the Uists, is spectacular and rich in wildlife. 23

Cowal’s wooded peninsula A steamer excursion on Loch reaches down to the island Katrine is the essential Trossachs of Bute, where Rothesay is a experience. 24

MV STARDUST

BOAT TRIPS Sea Eagle, Wildlife and Scenic boat trips from Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye, IV51 9DD Tour takes place in Portree Bay and the Sound of Raasay for wildlife watching or simply relax and enjoy the fantastic scenery Bookings may be made by phone, online or at Portree Harbour

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DUNCAN HOUSE Fine Jewellery Workshop of

Garth Duncan

Master Goldsmith, Design Jeweller and Knife Maker Strathaird Steading, Strathaird, Isle of Skye IV49 9AX Tel: 01471 866 366 www.duncan-house.com

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GIN SCHOOL AND ISLAND SHOP All Misty Isle Spirits are made locally in Portree and we were the first distillery to produce gin and vodka on the island.

DISTIL YOUR OWN UNIQUE GIN Get hands-on and have a go at the traditional art of distilling and take home a 70cl bottle of your own unique gin!

Classes run on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-5 pm. Places are available to book online or in the Island Shop. £85 per still (max two people per still).

Join Alistair, our Master Distiller, as he guides you through an interactive gin making experience. From personally selecting your botanicals to running your own miniature copper pot still, adding the finishing touches to bottling and labelling, this experience is perfect for those of you who enjoy the occasional G&T through to passionate gin lovers.

VISIT OUR ISLAND SHOP Why not pop into our shop in Portree? We offer a great range of Scottish spirits and goods!

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The Multi Award-Winning Shop Skye Batiks continues to inspire those who seek the bright, bold and offbeat.


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HOME OF THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD FOR 800 YEARS

LOCH DUNVEGAN SEAL TRIPS

Voted ‘1 of the Best UK Days Out’ by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine OPEN: 1 APRIL - 15 OCTOBER 10AM - 5.30PM (LAST ENTRY 5PM) DUNVEGAN CASTLE, ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8WF T: +44 (0) 1470 521206 E: INFO@DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM


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Edinbane Pottery Isle of Skye

WORKSHOP & GALLERY Open all year Mon-Fri 9am-6pm 7 days Easter to October

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Unique Gifts with a Scottish Twist

Glenrowan Farm Arisaig Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00 1 Hour Ride Our one hour trek consists of a ride on the silversands of Morar with glistening blue waters and long expanses of sandy beaches. 2 Hour Ride Our two hour trek consists of riding our way along beautiful country roads, open moorlands and the Silversands of Morar.

At the end of Armadale Pier, Sleat, South Skye

Tel 01471 844435 or 07984 411700 isleofskyeleather@gmail.com

T: 07789 175136 E: info@silversandstrekking.co.uk

www.silversandstrekking.co.uk

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Daily Otter Sightings

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KYLE OF LOCHALSH IV40 8AE All the Scenery and Wildlife, above and below the waves. See Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Seabirds, Otters, WWII Shipwreck, Beautiful Kelp Forests, Fish, Jellyfish & occasional Dolphins & Whales

Book online at www.seaprobeatlantis.com 2019 WINNER

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B O AT T O U R S • B O AT H I R E • W A T E R S P O R T S • O U T D O O R A C T I V I T I E S OPEN 7 DAYS AT LOCH LOMOND & RATED #1 ON TRIP ADVISOR Loch Lomond Leisure can offer a wide range of guided tours and outdoor activities which are suitable for all ages. Advance booking is recommended. • Speedboat Tour

• Guided Canoe Tour

• Waterski & Wakeboard

• Speedboat Taxi

• Stand Up Paddleboard

• Ringo & Banana Boat

• Boat Hire & Fishing

• Kayak & Bike Hire

• Water Trampoline

Please visit our website for more information and pricing.

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND LOCH LOMOND

TRY SOMETHING NEW...

GUIDED CANOE TOUR

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD

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SPEEDBOAT TAXI

SPEEDBOAT TOUR: Please visit website for interactive map, route planner & pricing

freephone:

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South & Central Scotland Lagg Distillery, Isle of Arran

Two great cities, the coastal delights of Fife, the hills of the Scottish Borders, the moors and forests of Galloway and the resorts of Ayrshire and Arran are all in this area. Edinburgh has a vibrant yearround cultural life, museums, art galleries, and historical attractions such as Edinburgh Castle. City excursions include East Lothian’s coastline and towns like Haddington, North Berwick and historic towns such as Linlithgow. 34

To the north, the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife are very photogenic. With golf heritage, a ruined cathedral and great shopping - St Andrews is a ‘must see’. Or head over to Anstruther to see The Scottish Fisheries Museum - a fantastic day out for all ages.

In the west, Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, is a great shopping centre. The city’s pubs, restaurants and clubs add to its vibrant nightlife. South of Glasgow, the Robert Burns Museum in Alloway, Ayr, gives an insight into the poet’s life.

visit, including Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott. Westwards, Galloway towns are always attractive - notably colourful Kirkcudbright, once noted for its artists’ colony, and Castle Douglas. Galloway’s main town is Dumfries, with its Robert Burns connections. The Galloway Forest Park is the largest forest park in the UK, easy to reach from places such as Newton Stewart and New Galloway.

Near Falkirk is the Helix Park, home to The Kelpies, spectacular 30m sculptures of horses heads. The Scottish Borders are famous for their historic abbeys, with mill shops to be discovered in the ‘textile towns’ of Galashiels, Selkirk and Hawick. The region also has many stately homes to

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‘SCOTTISH GIN DISTILLERY of the YEAR’

AWARD-WINNING CRAFT SPIRITS & TOURS ‘For everyone who loves a tipple’

TRIP ADVISOR

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Clience Studio Angela Lawrence

With Galloway at heart, Highlands, Islands, and Cumbria also feature at this artist's studio and gallery. Wide selection of Originals & Prints. Art gifts and Commissions. OPEN ALL YEAR Mon - Sat 10.30-5pm(usually) T: 07902301883

E: angela@cliencestudio.co.uk

www.cliencestudio.co.uk

Clience Studio, 212, King St, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DS

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Get close to the aircraf t Lots of indoor displays

Aero engines and memorabilia New Airborne Forces collection

See our website for opening hours and contact information Heathhall Industrial Estate, Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3PH

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Treasures of South West Scotland From Robert Burns’ last home to a jail house, from a windmill to the world’s oldest working camera obscura, and the Galloway Hoard of Viking Age treasure. Discover our iconic museums and art galleries. 40

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An explosive wartime experience

North of the Island - Lochranza Distillery

A great day out!

IN 2021 VISIT THE LOCHRANZA DISTILLERY AND THE NEW LAGG DISTILLERY ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF ARRAN. YOUR NEXT WHISKY DESTINATION.

ONE ISLAND TWO DISTILLERIES

arranwhisky.com laggwhisky.com

Located off the M74 and M6 near Gretna - DG12 6TF

OPEN DAILY Café • Lift Book online: www.devilsporridge.org.uk info@devilsporridge.org.uk • 01461 700021

Isle of Arran Distillers - Established 1995

South of the Island - Lagg Distillery

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