Craig na Dun

On this day in 1689 the Kings Own Scottish Borderers (now 1st Bn. Royal Regiment of Scotland) were raised in Edinburgh by beat of drum in just two hours. Their first engagement was the Battle of Killiecrankie.

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Scottish Clans and Castles
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Elaine Okal
· October 18, 2017
Just returned from a wonderful tour with Clans and Castles. The tour exceeded anything I could ask. Our guide Jamie was marvelous. B&Bs, food and locations were superb. I can not say enough superl...atives for this trip.

If you are looking for the tour of a life time, this is it!
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Wilma Kennedy
· September 27, 2017
An amazing tour which took in some beautiful Scottish countryside and great filiming locations. We had the best time and heard some interesting stories about the Jacobite risingings and some great sto...rytelling from George. Alastier was informative and very knowlegable about Scotlands colourful history. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to anybody. See More
Susan Grimm
· June 17, 2017
Thank you Alistair for our amazing honeymoon across the beautiful miles of Scotland. Your choice of B and Bs was excellent and the itinerary fit into our daily routine without a flaw. We had so much f...un looking up our family tree in the Isle of Lewis and as it turns out., we found and met 5 new members of my mother's MacLeod clan. We expect to return next year for our first anniversary and will most definitely use you and your team once again. Kindest regards, Sue Grimm and Rick Alkire See More
Heather Marie Carnegie
· July 31, 2017
Thank you Clans and Castles (Alastair and Jamie) for the wonderful vacation. Your choices of accommodations were excellent and the itinerary was specific enough to give us great ideas for things to without being too restrictive and prescriptive. We had a wonderful time and can hardly wait for the next time. See More
Cara Jahnke-Warford
· June 5, 2017
The very best, first time over seas trip EVER. We had a fabulous time on our recent Outlander Tour with Jaime Sempill as our amazing and fun guide. Thank you Alistair for making this tour for and not solely about Outlander. As I mentioned before, my reluctant husband actually relaxed and really enjoyed the entire trip, as did I, from start to finish. I will always recommend Clans and Castles and hope to one day return to your bonny Scotland! See More
Karen Markellos
· August 5, 2017
Thank you Alastair.The most wonderful educational trip ever.!i loved every moment. Your country is sensational. The Lochs , mountains . People. B and B perfect. I want to do it again
Rick Alkire
· June 17, 2017
Alastair worked with us to plan the perfect holiday in Scotland. He chose wonderful places to stay and arranged an itinerary that was very reasonable and maximized the time we had in this beautiful co...untry. The next time we return to Scotland we will certainly solicit his assistance once again. See More
Ruth Ann Carr
· January 10, 2018
Scottish Clans and Castles know what they are doing! I highly recommend them!
Carol Parker
· June 19, 2017
Our entire experience was magical! Thanks to our tour guide Laura Moon, the beauty of Scottish Highlands and her people, we had the time of our life.
Dina Sue
· May 11, 2017
We had a wonderful tour! Pauline was an outstanding guide. She is so knowledgeable about the area and so very kind and entertaining. She made sure that I got to see a Hairy Coo before I went home.