Thursday, 26 February 2009
If coming home to Scotland on a holiday or a visit 2009 is a great year as there are many activities and celebrations planned.
For Homecoming Scotland we recommend
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Wednesday, 25 February 2009
The North Inch is located directly to the north of the city centre. It is bordered to the south by Charlotte Street and Atholl Street and to the southwest by Rose Terrace. Frequented by joggers, cyclists and walkers a great place to get some exercise.
We recommend staying in Perth at Taypearls Self Catering.
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Spittal of Glenshee lies at the head of Glenshee located the highlands of eastern Perth Scotland.This video clip was taken just out side the shi hire shop on the way to the slopes.
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Just back from a days skiing at Glenshee with perfect conditions. More snow is falling, so 2009 looks like being a good season for the resort in the Cairngorm mountains.
More Glenshee Skiing February 2009 Photos
St Andrews Cathedral Museum is home to many fine stone carvings and Pictish stones, crosses and stone relics dating from Scotland ancient historic past. Contained within the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral which is looked after by Historic Scotland.
Monday, 9 February 2009
Romantic weekend breaks at our Perth holiday apartments from £195 for 2 nights.
Enjoy a Romantic Weekend in Perth Scotland from only £195 for a short break, subject to season and availability.
The frontage of Rose Terrace in Perth was designed by architect Robert Reid as part of the late 18th century expansion of the town. With views across the park or Inch as it is called, Rose Terrace is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture outside of Edinburgh.
As the evil Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives an unforgettable performance in The Last King of Scotland. Powerfully illustrating the terrible truth that absolute power corrupts absolutely, this fictionalised chronicle of Amin's rise and fall is based on the acclaimed novel by Giles Foden, in which Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His outsider's perspective causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power, but as the story progresses--and as Whitaker's award-worthy performance grows increasingly monstrous--The Last King of Scotland turns into a pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. As Whitaker plays him, Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive sometimes in the same breath and McAvoy effectively conveys the tragic cost of his character's naiveté, which grows increasingly prone to exploitation. As directed by Kevin Macdonald who made the riveting semi-documentary Touching the Void, this potent cautionary tale my prompt some viewers to check out Barbet Schroeder's equally revealing documentary General Idi Amin Dada, an essential source for much of this film's authentic detail. Jeff Shannon
Forest Whitaker delivers an Oscar-winning, ferociously commanding performance as bloodthirsty Ugandan president Idi Amin in Kevin MacDonald’s THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. Adapted from the novel by Giles Foden, the film recounts Amin’s horrific reign through the eyes of a fictional character, Nick Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young doctor from Scotland who travels to Uganda hoping to do some good. Nick is more sanguine about new president Amin than his counterpart Sarah Merrit (Gillian Armstrong) is, whose experience causes her to be sceptical of Amin’s bombastic declarations. After an automobile accident, Nick is called in to treat the president’s wounds. His authoritative behaviour impresses Amin, who charms Nick into becoming his personal physician. Nick embraces his newfound life of luxury, but he is unable to grasp the reality of the situation. When he does finally realise the atrocities Amin is inflicting upon his people (and is also capable of inflicting on Nick), the terrified doctor tries to make a frantic escape before it's too late. MacDonald, director of the acclaimed documentaries ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER and TOUCHING THE VOID, makes a startlingly assured transition into fictional filmmaking with THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. Working with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (THE CELEBRATION) and editor Justine Wright, MacDonald brings 1970s Uganda to pulsating life, perfectly recreating that tumultuous era. But ultimately the film belongs to Whitaker: as he shifts from charming to maniacal in the space of a short, unexpected breath, he infuses Amin with startling humanity.
We recommend the following blogs and websites: Holiday Cottage Arbroath, Holiday Cottage Perth or Holiday Cottage near St Andrews.
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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
The snow has arrived in Scotland. What is a good guide to the mountains of Scotland?
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Sunday, 1 February 2009
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