Google+ Rent a Cottage Scotland: 2008

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Craigtoun Country Park Dutch Village St Andrews

Craigtoun Country Park Dutch Village St Andrews Fife
Craigtoun Country Park lies two miles soth of St Andrews. This Country Park offers visitors an Italian Garden, a popular Dutch Village enclosed by a lake, a miniature railway, a kid's adventure playground, crazy golf, boating, a restaurant and a picnic area. The Countryside Centre brings visitors closer to wildlife.

Opening hours and map for Craigtoun Country Park

Monday, 22 December 2008

Thurso Trail Street

Thurso Trail Street
Thurso is awell town with origins dating back hundreds of years to the Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement, the major gateway to mainland Scotland. It later grew to become a market town and was noted for its trade with Scandinavian and Baltic ports from as early as the 14th century.

Thurso is one of the places recommended to visit in Scotland

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Tobermory Isle of Mull

Tobermory Isle of Mull
Tobermory built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is now the main village on Mull, Scotland. It is a collection of brightly painted cottages and buildings along the main street to the pier and the high wooded hills surrounding the sea. The village has a good variety of shops, and hotels.

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Trossachs Ellens Isle

Trossachs Ellens Isle located in Loch Katrine, Scotland. The loch is eight miles in length, making it one of the largest lochs in the Trossachs, but it is only 500 feet deep. In one of the great engineering feats of the Victorian era the loch was enlarged, and a pipeline built from it to supply the city of Glasgow with water.

Rent a Cottage in Scotland
We recommend the following websites and blogs:
Rent a Cottage Perth, Rent a Cottage Fife, Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog

Friday, 12 December 2008

New Forth Road Bridge Scotland

New Forth Road Bridge Scotland
A new twin road Forth Road Bridge was proposed by Scottish ministers. The present Bridge will be retained and used for public transport only.
This would help travellers in Perth and Fife by dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness. It will also provide a relief road to the north of Dundee.

BBC Report on cut on funds for the new Forth Road Bridge

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Red Hot Chilli Pipers Dundee Scotland

Red Hot Chilli Pipers Dundee Scotland
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Played at Dundee Royal Infirmary we will Rock You , a Queen tribute.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

John Bellany Macduff Harbour

John Bellany Macduff Harbour

The Artist has donated this work to charity which shows boats in Macduff Harbour. The homecoming picture will be auctioned next year to raise money for charity. The painting will be displayed in Duff House then in Dean gallery before being auctioned next year.

John Bellany Official Website Gallery 

Monday, 8 December 2008

Dunnottar Castle Under Siege

Dunnottar Castle Under Siege
It was an east Coast of Scotland stronghold for centuries and has again come under attack for the lack of facilities. Under private ownership at the moment, Dunnottar has been recognised as one of Scotland most significant historical locations. It has played host to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots and the Maruis of Montrose.

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Winter Snow Hits Perthshire

Winter Snow Hits Perthshire
These photos were taken in Perth as the snow falls in Scotland.
More Perth Snow pictures in December

Ski report for Scotland

Winter Perth Scotland

Winter Perth Scotland
This winters scene was taken overlooking Perth and the River Tay in December.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Lindores Abbey newburgh Fife

Lindores Abbey Newburgh Fife
Lindores Abbey located on the outskirts of Newburgh on Abbey Road North of the Village of Lindores in Fife.
Lindores Abbey Newburgh North Fife has many interesting historical connections.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

St Andrews Town November

St Andrews Town November
View of St Andrews Town taken in November from the top of St Rules tower by a guest staying at Castaway Cottages.

Honeymoon Apartment Perth

Honeymoon Apartment River Chambers Perth

Hi Vyv,

Just wanted to thank you.. we had a fantastic honeymoon in Perth. The River Chambers Apartment is perfect, cosy and nicely furnished..Perfect location and the views across the river tay was beautiful. Thank you so much.

We will no doubt be back in the future.. and will gladly reccommend it xx

Kevin and Leah Jarvis

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Walk Largo Beach Fife

Walk Largo Beach Fife
An October walk along the Lower Largo beach in Fife to Elie is a fine way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Cottage Scotlands Best Walks

Scotlands 100 Best Walks By Cameron McNeish.
This is a guide to Scotlands best walks. From mountain, glen, drove road and seashore each walk is graded for length and difficulty. It is an essential guide for anyone who enjoys walking and for anyone with an interest in rural Scotland.
Buy Scotlands 100 Best Walks.

Places to visit in Scotland

Monday, 20 October 2008

Balmaha Loch Lomond

Balmaha Loch Lomond
A great stop on the West Highland Way is the oak Tree in at Balmaha for a bar lunch.

Hills and Lochs Scotland

Hills and Lochs Scotland
This view of Loch Lomond was taken on the West Highland Way.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Glencoe Pass Cottages

Glencoe Pass Cottages
This famous scene of the Black Rock Cottage can be seen after walking Rannoch Moor and on entering the pass of Glencoe. The dark mass of Buachaille Etive Mor is in the background.

Kinlochleven Highland Village

Kinlochleven Highland Village
Situated 20 miles from Fort William, Kinlochleven was very involved in the aluminium smelting industry. Now is an attractive tourist attraction.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Stone of Destiny

Stone of Destiny By Ian R. Hamilton.
This title is now a major Hollywood film starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd. Ian Robertson Hamilton was an unknown law student at Glasgow University until Christmas Eve 1950. On that night, assisted by Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay Matheson, he took the Stone of Destiny from beneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey and in doing so became a Scottish national hero. In England, however, the act had the opposite effect and a manhunt for the 'vulgar vandals' was started to satisfy the outrage of the English establishment and bring them to justice. In the end, the Stone was given up, but the gang were not charged.This solitary act set Hamilton on a path for the rest of his life from which he has not diverged. Although it is now nearly sixty years since that fateful night, it is the actual events surrounding the taking of the Stone which hold people spellbound when Hamilton recounts them. In this book, Ian Hamilton has set down the chain of events which led to his decision to go to London, remove the Stone and a minute-by-minute account of the act and the aftermath. But this is not simply a retelling of a stunt that made nationwide news, it is a book about how a nation's conscience was stirred by a symbolic act that changed lives of many. Buy Stone of Destiny at Perth Bookstore on Amazon

A copy of the stone can be seen at Scone Palace Scone

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Maw Broon's But An' Ben Cookbook

Maw Broon's But An' Ben Cookbook By Maw Broon

Scotland’s best loved matriarch launches her second cookbook with the secrets of her country cooking from the But An’ Ben. The Gourmand Award-winning Maw Broon’s Cookbook was Scotland’s Number One bestseller for nine weeks in the run up to Christmas 2007, and is still high in the charts.
A great addition to Cookery Scotland books you may have already.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Fair Maid Statue

Fair Maid Statue
This statue of the fair maid of Perth can be seen in the pedestrian precinct in Perth.

Stay nearby in Perth Holiday Apartments

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Cottage Holidays Scotland

Cottage Holidays Scotland Video
Cottage Holidays Scotland Video on You tube helps you locate a cottage in Fife, Perthshire or Angus to stay or tour the local area and beyond. Meet the locals, visit the shops, sample the Scottish fare

Monday, 29 September 2008

Colin McRae Rally Winners

Colin McRae Rally Winners at Perth Scotland 2008

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Falls at Inversnaid Scotland

Falls at Inversnaid Scotland
The falls can be found at Inversnaid where the river flows into Loch Lomond Argyll Scotland.

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor
Rannoch Moor is a large area of around 50 square miles of boggy moorland to the west of Loch Rannoch, in Perth and Kinross, rugged but beautiful.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Holiday Arbroath Angus 2008

Holiday Arbroath Angus 2008

Thanks for a great holiday at the Puffin - all that we could have asked for.
Thanks again for the holiday and we hope we can book it again in the not too distant future - maybe for Homecoming Scotland 2009!
David Smith

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Maw Broons Cookbook

Maw Broons Cookbook
Maw Broon's Cookbook
Launched in 1936 in the Sunday Post in Scotland, The Broons are undoubtedly Scotland's first family - the Nation's favourites - with a readership covering all generations. The Broons annual sells over 100,000 copies. This is a facsimile of Maw Broon's very own cookbook, which we borrowed from the sideboard at No. 10 Glebe Street, first made for her by her mother-in-law when Maw married Paw, and added-to over the years with recipes for every day and special days, from friends and neighbours and others that simply caught Maw's eye in The Sunday Post, or cut-out of the backof a flour bag. These are the very recipes that became the favourite dishes of the whole extended family, Maw and Paw, Granpaw, Daphne, Horace, Joe, Maggie, Hen, the Twins and the bairn.The strip itself is still hugely popular, with the Sunday Post having a circulation of over 1,000,000 copies every week, and there are some examples of the strip from years gone by that Maw must have clipped into her Cookbook- perhaps as reminders of special days. We've just left the 'bits and pieces' that you find tucked into a cookbook, exactly as we found them - stains and all.

Maw Broon's Cookbook is published at a time when nostalgia items are extremely popular, and although obviously firm favourites in Scotland, there will be interest nationwide, with support and endorsement from celebrity names - Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Kelly, Ewan McGregor to name a few. The BBC's Robbie Shepherd and Tom Morton will lend a hand too! There will be promotion in DC Thomson's portfolio of newspapers and magazines - including The Sunday Post, The Courier, The Scots Magazine, and The People's Friend.

Buy Maw Broon's Cookbook at Amazon

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Scotland Calendars 2009

Scotland Calendars 2009

Scotland Landscape Calendar 2009
By Colin Baxter. Buy from Amazon

Price: £4.21

Monday, 22 September 2008

Cottage Tobermory Scotland

Cottage Tobermory Scotland
Argyll and Bute, meaning Marys Well.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Scottish Purple Heather

Scottish Purple Heather
This is the time of year the heather is blooming in Scotland. This heather was taken on the West Highland Way as we crossed Rannoch Moor

Friday, 19 September 2008

Dumgoyne Hill Scotland

Dumgoyne Hill Scotland
Walkers on the West Highland way with Dumgoyne Hill in the background.

Loch Lomond from Inverarnon

Loch Lomond from Inverarnon
This is part of the West Highland Way

West Highland Way

West Highland Way

The West Highland Way begins in Milngavie, just outside Glasgow and ends at Fort William in the Highlands. It passes from the lowlands, across the Highland Boundary Fault and on into the Scottish Highlands. Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication and makes use of Drove Roads, Military Roads and Disused Railway Tracks. It is one of the most varied and beautiful walks in Scotland.

Cottage Let Fife Scotland

Cottage Let Fife Scotland

Hello Ewart,

Scotland was fine this year. The weather was ok, the rain didn´t stress us.
Weavers Hall was great again. We like it even more.
If we come back to scotland sometimes , I think we would like to stay at Weavers Hall again .-)))

Monday, 15 September 2008

Stay at Holiday Cottage Fife

Stay at Holiday Cottage Fife August 2008


Thanks again for yet another wonderful home from home stay at Weavers Hall. We loved the cottage, it is beautifully developed. If you ever want to sell it or Seashell Cottage, please call me,

Kind Regards

Victoria B

Victoria, Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you as a guest again,
Kind Regards

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Ben Venue

Trossachs Ben Venue

Ben Venue Gaelic A' Bheinn Mheanbh is a mountain in the Trossachs area of Scotland.From the car park, head west into Achray Forest following the forest road until it joins the Ben Venue hill path at Gleann Riabhach.

Places to visit in Scotland Trossachs Ben Venue

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Trossachs National Park

Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park embraces diverse landscapes from the high country of Breadalbane to the sea lochs of Argyll. The Highland Boundary Fault cuts through the Park, dividing the gentle Lowlands from the rugged terrain of the Highlands.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Visit Whithorn Priory Scotland

Visit Whithorn Priory Scotland
Whithorn Priory and Museum is located in Dumfries and Galloway, south of Scotland.

Cottage Holidays Scotland

Monday, 1 September 2008

Thursday, 28 August 2008

National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh

National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh
The Mound Edinburgh, EH2 3

The National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh make a great day trip. They house among other famous paintings the collection of the 7th Duke of Sutherland which has hung here for over 60 years.
The Bridgewater collection of 27 old masters was put together by the Earl of Bridgewater in the late 17th century and includes works by Titian, Raphael and Rembrandt.

Holiday Cottage July 2008

Holiday Cottage July 2008

The villages of East Fife are very attractive in the months of July and August when the flowers are in full bloom. See a selection of our holiday cottage guest photographs.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Juzzie Smith Edinburgh Festival

Juzzie Smith one man band at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Edinburgh Fringe Juggler

Edinburgh Fringe Juggler.
Check the venues at this years Edinburgh Festival.

We recommend the following blogs and websites: Holiday Cottage Arbroath, Holiday Cottage Perth or Holiday Cottage near St Andrews.
More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Crail Pottery

Crail Pottery, located on 75 Nethergate Crail Fife KY10 3TX.
Stock a diverse range of brightly coloured earthenware fired to a lower temperature than stoneware to achieve the vivid colours. Each piece is decorated by hand to give a wide variety of designs. Some designs have been developed into complete ranges while others are unique.

Rent a Cottage Fife, Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Elie Watersports Fife July

Elie Watersports Fife July.
The Elie Watersports centre, Elie has a good range of activities including, sailing windsurfing and waterskiing.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Self Catering Apartment View Perth

Self Catering Apartment View Perth
This video clip was taken from Tay Chambers Self Catering Apartment in Perth.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Cottage near Glencoe Scotland

Cottage near Glencoe Scotland. Located not far from the Kingshouse hotel this a much photographed cottage which stands out very white against the dark moor.

We recommend the following websites and blogs:
Rent a Cottage Perth, Rent a Cottage Fife, Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Monday, 28 July 2008

St Andrews Sarcophagus

St Andrews Sarcophagus

Many ancient stones, carvings and relics can be found along with the famous St Andrews Sarcohagus at St Andrews Cathedral.

Cottages by the Sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland Cottage Holidays Scotland

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Janettas Ice Cream Shop St Andrews

Janettas Ice Cream Shop St Andrews.
Providing over 52 delicious flavours of traditional Italian style ice cream.
One of the oldest ice cream shops in Fife Janettas has an interesting history.
Don't visit St Andrews without trying at least one of the ice creams.

Cottages by the Sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland Cottage Holidays Scotland

Harbour and Small Boats Fife

This busy harbor scene was taken from the bridge at Lower Largo in Fife.

Cottages by the Sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland Cottage Holidays Scotland

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Lower Largo House Rental

Lower Largo House Rental.
We are just back from a glorious week at Castaway Cottage House Rental in the Village of Lower Largo Fife. The weather was fantastic, the beach was great and the sea was perfect condition for sailing.

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Monday, 14 July 2008

Dog swimming in the Tay Perth

Dog swimming in the Tay Perth.
It has been hot and sunny the last few days in Perth Scotland. Even the dogs had to cool off with a swim.

Holiday Cottage Perth, Cottages by the Sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland Cottage Holidays Scotland

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Perth Museum Anniversary

Perth Museum Anniversary of the death of Thomas Marshall.

The Perth Museum is dedicated to former provost Thomas Hay Marshall. His statue and name are to be found on the impressive museum and Art Gallery. He died in 1808 and is buried in Greyfriars Churchyard Perth.

Self Catering Holiday Apartment in Perth, Self Catering Holiday Cottage near Perth

Friday, 11 July 2008

Hills around Comrie

Hills around Comrie, near Perth. Comrie means place of the river confluence or the place of meeting of two streams.

Cottage Scotland
We recommend the following websites and blogs:
Rent a Cottage Perth, Rent a Cottage Fife, Rent a Cottage Arbroath.
East Coast of Scotland blog

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Cottage Scotland Walks the Linn Comrie

Cottage Scotland Walks the Linn Comrie.
As you pass through Comrie turn left over the old bridge for about two miles until a small car park. The Linn pool is there and is a fine location for a walk and a picnic.Swimmers in the Linn Pool

Hills around Comrie.

Self Catering Holiday Apartment in Perth, Self Catering Holiday Cottage near Perth

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Holiday Cottage Fife Newburgh

Holiday Cottage Fife Newburgh.
This plaque can be seen in the Main Street in Newburgh near Weavers Hall, it dates from 1752.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Cottages by the sea Scotland

Where can I find a Cottage by the sea in Scotland?

Find your answer here.

Scone Old Church Stones

Scone Old Church Stones. At the start of the Scone quarrymill walk is the Old Scone Church which has an interesting collection of local residents who have died around Scone and Perth.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Holiday Cottage Perth Bargain August

Holiday Cottage Perth Bargain in August.
River Chambers holiday cottage apartment, 2nd August one week was £395 now £295. The apartment has stunning views over the River Tay.

Quote ref ec100.
Taypearls short Breaks and late availability bargains.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Mackintosh House for an Art Lover Glasgow

House for an Art Lover Glasgow, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
House for an art lover, set within Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. Not built in the lifetime Charles Rennie Mackintosh began in 1989 and was completed in 1996.

House for an Art Lover Interior

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Hill of Tarvit House Fife Scotland

Hill of Tarvit House, Cupar, Fife was home to the Sharp Family and their children from 1906 to 1948. Now owned by the National Trust for Scotland

Stay in Self Catering Holiday Cottages near St Andrews.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Holiday May Arbroath 2008

Holiday May Arbroath 2008
Thank you for the wine. We both had a great holiday at the Nestings. The accommodation was great and the weather amazing,

Roz Houston (mrs)

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Best Music of Scotland Eddie Reader

Best Music of Scotland. Eddie Reader is one of my favorite artists. Try a sample of her music.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Trossachs Loch Katrine

Trossachs Loch Katrine. Trossachs, Stirling, Scotland meaning cross hills. The name countryside of wooded ridges between Loch Achray and Loch Katrine with Aberfoyle as its main centre.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Tour of Fife Scotland

Tour of Fife Scotland

Forteviot Village Stone and Wood Business

Forteviot Village Stone and Wood Business, Strathearn Stone and timber have established a unique range of stone and timber products that will enhance the beauty of homes modern and traditional.

Forteviot wooden sign

Samples of stone and wood