Reputed to be the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan is located in the Western Isles near Dornie, Ross-shire, at the meeting point of Loch Long, Loch Duich, and Loch Alsh.  The Isle of Skye can be seen across the loch. The following excerpts of castle history are quotedContinue Reading

Faclair Gàidhlig – Beurla The School Gaelic Dictionary Prepared for the use of learners of the Gaelic language by Malcolm MacFarlane Eneas MacKay, Bookseller 43 Murray Place, Stirling. 1912. MacFarlane’s (Scottish-) Gaelic-English dictionary – Out of copyright. Keyed in and verified at Sabhal Mór Ostaig, the Gaelic college on theContinue Reading

“The Highlands have undergone considerable change during the last century and a half, and the alteration, in a social point of view, has been on the whole for the better. The Highlands are now generally as accessible as the lowlands; the manners, speech, and occupations of the inhabitants are becomingContinue Reading

Although many Scots have adopted The Flower of Scotland as the unofficial National Anthem of Scotland, the official National Anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is God Save the Queen. The Flower of Scotland commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) when the Scottish Army underContinue Reading