Google+ Rent a Cottage Scotland: October 2008

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.

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