Google+ Rent a Cottage Scotland: March 2007

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Cottage Scotland Arbroath Signal Tower Museum


Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Beside Arbroath's harbour, near the Nestings on the sea front, stands an elegant complex of regency buildings. Now the Burgh’s museum, the buildings were built in 1813. Until 1955 these buildings formed the shore station and family living quarters for the light keepers on the Bell Rock Lighthouse which lies 11.5 miles out from Arbroath on a dangerous semi-sunken reef.

Both lighthouse and shore station were built by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous dynasty of lighthouse engineers

At the Signal Tower you can find out about the fascinating history of the lighthouse, visit the outhouse to see the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp and hear the keeper talk about his day. In addition the museum displays reflect the past lives of the keepers’ families and the wider community of Arbroath and district. Other displays tell the story of Arbroath’s fishing heritage and of its great Industries of textiles and engineering.

The museum also displays the wildlife of the cliffs around the town. Arbroath's civic treasures and souvenirs of the Burgh’s great trading days complete the tour of the museum.

The museum shop and reception are on the first floor, WCs are available to museum visitors next door to the shop.

Angus council has some valuable information for visitors to Arbroath

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Cottage Scotland Self Catering Rental

Cottage Scotland Self Catering Rental
If considering a self catering cottage rental in Scotland, Castaway Cottages are the ideal location for a holiday.
Located in Fife, near St Andrews
Castaway cottages are the perfect location to get away from it all for a self catering holiday .Located on the beach in Lower Largo, a resort village in the East Neuk of Fife adjacent to Lundin Links on Largo Bay, Scotland. These stone built self catering cottages built in 1800's have been tastefully converted and extended to combine modern comforts with spectacular views out to the Firth of Forth.
Or, you may consider a self catering cottage break in or near Perth. Our Taypearls cottage and apartment are ideally located in the gateway to the Highlands, Perth.
If your route takes you to Angus, The Nestings self catering cottage style apartments give access to many interesting historic locations and golf courses.

So whether you want a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a golfing expedition, our self catering rental accommodation are your ideal base to be able to take advantage of all Scotland has to offer.

Monday, 26 March 2007

Cottage Scotland Daffodils Perth Inch


Cottage Scotland Daffodils

Spring has Sprung in Perth with fantastic displays of daffodils in the North Inch Park

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Cottage Scotland Shetland Pony



Cottage Scotland Shetland Pony
This clip of the ponies was taken in Fife, Scotland while visiting the Kathellan restaurant,shop and rare animal breed centre.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Cabaña Escocia del abastecimiento del uno mismo


Cabaña Escocia del abastecimiento del uno mismo

La cabaña náufraga es la localización perfecta a conseguir lejos de ella toda. Duerme cinco personas y está situada en la playa en un Largo más bajo, una aldea del recurso en el Neuk del este del Fife adyacente a los acoplamientos de Lundin en bahía del Largo. Esta cabaña construida de piedra construida en 1809 se ha convertido y se ha extendido de buen gusto para combinar comodidades modernas con visiónes espectaculares hacia fuera al Firth de adelante. Descubrir más.

Feiertaghäuschen Schottland




Feiertaghäuschen Schottland

Castaway Häuschen ist die vollkommene Position, zum weg von ihm aller zu erhalten. Es schläft fünf Leute und ist auf dem Strand im niedrigeren Largo, ein Erholungsortdorf im OstNeuk der Pfeife neben Lundin Verbindungen auf Largo-Bucht. Dieses errichtete Steinhäuschen, das 1809 errichtet wird, ist tastefully umgewandelt worden und verlängert worden, um modernen Komfort mit großartigen Ansichten heraus zum Firth von weiter zu kombinieren. Mehr herausfinden.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Cottage Scotland Balgonie Castle Fife



Balgonie Castle, Fife Scotland.
The castle consists of a 14th century tower house, rising to five storeys, with walls 2.4 metres thick. There is a large hall and a chapel and a vaulted basement. The castle was first built by the Sibbald family but passed by marriage to Sir Robert Lundie who was Lord High Treasurer at the end of the 15th century. King James IV and Mary Queen of Scots are known to have visited the castle (Mary seems to have visited most places in Central Scotland and the Borders!)

Later, in 1716, the castle was captured and set on fire by Rob Roy MacGregor and his clansmen. The castle is said to be haunted by a "Green Lady" and a 17th century soldier and there have been apparitions and voices in the main hall. Balgonie is now occupied. It was in a poor state of repair in the 1950s but has been restored by the "Laird of Balgonie" and the owner not only escorts visitors around his castle, he hires it out as a romantic setting for weddings and other functions.

Cottage Scotland Fife- Scottish Flag



Scottish Flag
This dramatic photograph of the Scottish flag was taken on an interesting trip around Balgonie Castle, Fife. Our national flag, the saltire white on a blue ground, the oldest flag in the British Commonwealth, is said to have originated in a battle fought, a little more than a mile from present day Markle, in the Parish of Prestonkirk in East Lothian, in the Dark Ages between the Picts and Scots on one side and the Angles of Northumbria on the other

Cottage Scotland Falkland Palace Fife

Cottage Scotland Balgonie Castle Fife- Saltair


Cottage Scotland Balgonie Castle Fife- Saltair Flag

This dramatic photograph of the Scottish flag was taken on an interesting trip around
Balgonie Castle Fife
Our national flag, the white saltire on a blue ground, the oldest flag in the British Commonwealth, is said to have originated in a battle fought, a little more than a mile from present day Markle, in the Parish of Prestonkirk in East Lothian, in the Dark Ages between the Picts and Scots on one side and the Angles of Northumbria on the other.

Cottage Scotland Balgonie Castle Fife



Cottage Scotland, Balgonie Castle, Fife

When staying in the East Neuk area of Fife,Balgonie Castle makes an interesting visit, you will even meet the Laird of Balgonie.
The castle consists of a 14th century tower house, rising to five storeys, with walls 2.4 metres thick. There is a large hall and a chapel and a vaulted basement. The castle was first built by the Sibbald family but passed by marriage to Sir Robert Lundie who was Lord High Treasurer at the end of the 15th century. King James IV and Mary Queen of Scots are known to have visited the castle (Mary seems to have visited most places in Central Scotland and the Borders!)

Later, in 1716, the castle was captured and set on fire by Rob Roy MacGregor and his clansmen. The castle is said to be haunted by a "Green Lady" and a 17th century soldier and there have been apparitions and voices in the main hall. Balgonie is now occupied. It was in a poor state of repair in the 1950s but has been restored by the "Laird of Balgonie" and the owner not only escorts visitors around his castle, he hires it out as a romantic setting for weddings and other functions.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

St Andrews Bay



St Andrews
St Andrews Bay on a windy winter Sunday afternoon is still dramatic.
In spite of its small size, the picturesque royal burgh of St Andrews is famed far beyond the borders of Scotland. The seat of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the game's foremost authority, St Andrews is the spiritual home to golfers everywhere and over the years the famed Old Course has played host to the world's best players at many different championships. The town boasts several fine courses, two of which are open to the public so every golfer, regardless of experience can savour the unique atmosphere of playing here. But St Andrews is renowned for more than the game it gave to the world and evidence of its long and at times turbulent history can be seen everywhere. It is an ancient seat of learning, being home to Scotland's first university. Founded in 1412, the elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens have seen a procession of famous graduates. For centuries St Andrews was also at the centre of the religious life of the nation and its now ruined cathedral was once the largest in the country. At the adjacent church of St Regulus, you can climb the spiral staircase to the top of an 108-foot tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings.

Fife and Perthshire Travel Guide




This guide covers a varied landscape area that is accessible to the highly populated Central Lowlands of Scotland, including the great cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Human endeavour, coupled with a proud colourful heritage, is evident everywhere, in the pretty and historic coastal towns such as St Andrews, in the rolling Lomond Hills and scenic Loch Leven, and, moving further north towards the higher ground, in the mountainous areas around Pitlochry, where the autumn colours have to be seen to be believed. Visits to the area are addictive, causing many to return again and again to the ancient "kingdoms" of Fife and Perth, legendary birthplace of the heartland of Scotland, for further exploration and pleasure.

Old Fishing Villages Fife, Elie, St Monance, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Crail






The Wee Book of Fife offers the photographer picturesque old fishing villages like Elie, St Monance, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail, it would be sheer paradise but theres so much more to it than that. Theres the historic town of Dunfermline with its magnificent Abbey the site of Robert the Bruces burial. Formerly Scotlands capital and the place where the king in Sir Patrick Spenss poem famously drank the bluid-red wine, Dunfermline is the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and has one of Britains most beautiful public parks Pittencrief Park. Situated a few miles south-west of Dunfermline is Culross. Here, amongst the narrow cobbled streets and the houses with their crow-stepped roofs and distinctive pantiles, youll find yourself transported back to the sixteenth century. To the east is Fifes most industrial town, Kirkcaldy, and further round the coast is St Andrews, the home of golf. Scotlands oldest university, currently the place of study for a certain William Windsor, was founded here in 1413. And the beaches at St Andrews and Burntisland are justly recognised as two of Scotlands top beaches. So, whether you live here or are just passing through, The Wee Book of Fife is the perfect memento of a unique area.

Fife Travel Guide St.Andrews and East Fife: Anstruther and Crail


Fife Travel Guides
St.Andrews and East Fife: Cupar, Anstruther and Crail (Explorer)

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The main advantages of this map are the geographical design of the sheetlines to capture the best local coverage, and the coverage of a larger area for value for money. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.