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The Highlands Astronomical Society (HAS) began like most astronomy clubs do, with a small group of passionate star-gazers meeting up in a living room or in a remote parking lot late at night to observe the world above. In 1994, HAS was born from the logical merger of two...
First Person View (FPV) flying is also sometimes referred to as Remote Person View (RPV) flying because it involves the remote control of aerial vehicles from a pilot's perspective captured through an onboard camera. Pilots can use a traditional or handheld monitor, smartphone or even wireless goggles to see...
Lipton is one of the most widely known brands of tea in North America, but few know that it was first introduced into the US market by the founder of the company himself, Thomas Lipton, in 1890. If you were to ask (and we did) many Americans believe that Lipton...
If you're looking for an interactive map of all the pubs within view of Edinburgh Castle, you're in luck. In 2013, a group of friends came up with the brilliant idea one night and went forward to invest at least a year into making it a reality. "On a regular...
The only thing Donnie and Raymond love as much as food is eating out. These guys love great food, good service and, whenever possible, a lovely dining atmosphere. But it takes more than a hot meal to get a thumbs up from this duo. "We also love a bargain...
We have a great appreciation for websites that are clean, easy to navigate, and offer quick access to useful information -- and Scotfairs ticks all of the boxes for us. Here you'll find the home of Scotland's largest antique fair organiser which hosts 4 monthly venues and 48 events annually....
Tucked away in the Highlands, just off the A96 and a few miles in from the Moray Firth, you'll find Caledonian Maps -- a business globally known as the foremost specialist in historical maps of Scotland. Its range of maps will take you on an adventure back to 1610,...
Founded by Helen and Paul Webster in 2006, the Walk Highlands website features more than 1,900 awe-inspiring, spectacular walking routes all over Scotland. In this easy-to-navigate directory, journeys can be planned by location with routes available in the Highlands, Islands, and Lowlands. The database can further match your requirements...
At coordinates 58 18.725 by 006 43.258, at a spot where hikers will discover a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean, there sits the oldest geocache in the Western Isles. It's called "I Think I Can See Texas from Here" -- aptly named because it was placed on 5th...
Abandoned buildings can attract all sorts of trouble -- from arson, graffiti, and drug dealing to under-age parties and even theft of valuable materials, such as metals. However, property that has remained vacant for an extended length of time can also attract talented photographers from all over the world....
Whether you're a tourist eager for a taste of Scotland, or a local hunting for a pub for grub and beer, Lunchquest is full of recommendations and tips devoted to helping you find the ideal place that can accommodate your dining desires. The founders of this website are graduates from...
We are simply delighted to have stumbled upon a website that not only offers detailed information about all of the beautiful plants and flowers we can grow in Aberdeen, but also tells us the story of the gardener, his life and family, and his great love of them all. "My...
Launched by Neil Wilson in January 2011, Scottish Fiction began as a music blog and part-time radio show and has since grown into a robust Scottish music site powered by Wilson's passion and his dedicated team of talented writers and editors. But what fuels Wilson? "I'm fuelled by the belief...
Have you ever taken a drive through the Scottish countryside and come upon a dilapidated structure and wondered what led to its demise? Or have you heard tales about historical estates but don't exactly know where they once stood? There are many reasons Scottish estates have fallen to ruin during...
Meet Rosie. Grace Coddington, the enigmati creative director of Vogue magazine, is her fashion idol and Manolo Blahnik shoes are her weakness. She loves things like tea and vintage tweed and whenever Rosie steps out, she sees Scotland through a camera. With a critical eye and a love of style,...
Four Scottish photographers with a common vision to document Scotland's stories and history teamed up in 2012 to establish Document Scotland -- a project and website of such significance  that we believe it's a website best introduced as a gift to Scotland and those that love her. The project features...
Women in Scottish History, or WISH, is a project funded and developed by the University of Guelph, and it's a fascinating effort that originally launched in 2000. The WISH database strives to collect and maintain four types of Scottish records, including: - Bibliographies of Scottish Women - Biographies of Scottish women - Documents...
A Wee Bit of Cooking is an appealing Scottish food blog created and maintained by Wendy Harrison, a teacher living in the Highlands. Wendy has a passion for cooking food, growing food, sourcing food and, of course, eating food. And because she's been blogging since 2007, her list of recipes...
The Am Baile website is a culture and heritage resource for the Scottish Highlands and Islands that has been in existence in some form or another since 2000. In addition to being a very well-loved and maintained database full of priceless information, Am Baile offers a unique built-in feature...
If you've ever dreamed of touring Scotland on a motorcycle, Motorcycle Scotland is the absolute go-to source for planning your trips as well as sharing your biking experiences. This robust site packs it in with detailed guides full of all the best bits of information needed to make any...
Our selection for Site-of-the-Day today fills us with hope and makes us so proud of Scotland. From the construction of emergency shelters in Kosovo in 1999 to the delivery of 7 tons of medical aid in Gaza in 2015, Edinburgh Direct Aid has accepted the challenge of delivering humanitarian...
Do you know the difference between a skellie and a skerrie or a smiddie and a souter? Or that wast is west and waster is wester? No? Then this website will help you out of the wuid and through the yett. Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) is a simple but...
Bothies are a great way for groups of 5 or less to seek shelter from the elements while visiting remote areas and enjoying the glorious Scottish outdoors. Bothies are a wonderful example of community teamwork and when everyone follows basic guidelines, visiting one is almost always a pleasant experience. Bothies...
SITE OF THE DAY | This is how grown-ups run away. If you ever want to flee from it all and crawl into hole, but don't want to give up picturesque views or daily luxuries, this is the place to run to. The High Seas Hobbit is situated on...