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Ben Tianavaig

Overlooking the harbour at Portree on the Isle of Skye, Ben Tianavaig isn’t one of the island’s higher slopes but it is a nice little climb with spectacular views from the top. With Portree and the Cuillin ridge to one side and the Isle of Raasay and the mountains of Torridon on the other, you […] … Continue reading

Strome Castle — Scots Roots

Strategically placed on a rocky promontory on the north side of Loch Carron in Wester Ross, Strome Castle was built in the early 1400s as a stronghold for the Lords of the Isles. The castle later became a source of bitter rivalry between the Clan McDonald of Glengarry and the Clan Mackenzie of Kintail. […] via … Continue reading

Iron Age Village, Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides — Scots Roots

A great storm in the winter of 1993 uncovered substantial stonework amongst the sand dunes on the beach at Bostadh on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. The site was excavated in 1996 to reveal a Norse settlement but further digging brought to light an earlier Iron Age village dating from around 500 – 800AD. […] … Continue reading

Dun Troddan

Source: Dun Troddan

Kildrummy Castle

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Kildrummy Castle, in Aberdeenshire, was built in the mid-13th century and became the stronghold of the Earls of Mar. The castle was abandoned in 1716 following the failure of the Jacobite rebellion. Although now in ruins, the remains of its curtain wall, round towers, hall and chapel can still be…

A Tour of the British Isles in Accents

Here’s a simplistic yet interesting way to hear a few different dialects and the regions they come from:

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