Greetings from Lock Ard. It's rather difficult to take a bad picture in the Highlands I've found.

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Light lunchtime reading? Try this three-day highlands castle itinerary to fan the flames of your wanderlust.

Find castles in the Scottish Highlands as you follow a three day itinerary across the region. See iconic castles, including Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness.

Just flour, butter and sugar! Yes!!

Mix up and bake this traditional Scottish shortbread recipe for an unbeatable treat at tea time. Use homemade butter for a flakier, more flavorful pastry.

10 places I'd rather be on this Monday morning.

From gentle strolls along Skye's stunning coastline to scrambles up the Cuillin, the most rugged and challenging mountain range in Britain, walkers are spoilt for choice on the island. Experts from Walkhighlands choose their favourites

Happy World Whiskey Day! Enjoy a wee dram (after all it's after noon in the motherland) and this fuel for your whiskey wanderlust. Slainte!

Whisky, Uisghe Beatha, The Water of Life, has evolved over more than 500 years to give the range of rich single malts, complex pure malts and distinctive Scotch blends we know today.

I know what I'll be making for breakfast next weekend...#yum

Morning rolls are one of Glasgow’s best loved foods. Fraser Wright discovers their surprisingly rich history and provides a recipe to make your own

Nessie, is that you!?

A large Loch Ness Monster built in 1969 for a Sherlock Holmes film is found almost 50 years after it sank to the bottom of the loch.

On this day in 1303 the Battle of Roslin (the First War of Scottish Independence) took place. The battle was typical of combat in this era: a clash between relatively small groups of men-at-arms (armoured cavalry), not, as has been popularly written, a battle of manoeuvre involving many thousands. It is however thought that around 30,000 English were involved in the Battle (which is more than Robert the Bruce defeated at Bannockburn) and the result was a clear victory for the Scots. A picture of the memorial for the battle below (photo credit: More info at

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The Piano Guys rendition of “This is Your Fight Song,” originally by Rachel Platten. The video also serves as a tribute to the beautiful rolling green hills and forests of Scotland where the song was recorded. When they mix in “Amazing Grace” at the end...

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Celebrate Burns night with a Haggis Pizza?

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Heart Scotland is with Dave Marsden and 3 others.

Robin spotted Haggis pizza in a shop over the weekend...
What unusual haggis dishes have you tried?

Whisky distilleries, museums, a castle and a racecourse feature in a list of the best visitor experiences in Scotland

Happy St. Andrew's Day! How will you celebrate? Take a minute to peruse AboutScotland's Instagram contest entries by searching for #mystandrewsday on Instagram to see how people in Scotland are celebrating!

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About 2 hours (75 miles) from Lumsden, the ever beautiful Inverness ❤️

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The Heart and Soul of Scotland

Inverness is a beautiful city in the Scottish Highlands. Widely regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland, it has a population of over 60,000.