The Great North Road, the A9 Highway slices northwards into the Highlands at Dunkeld and then follows the Rivers Tay and Tummel to Pitlochry before reaching a formidable barrier at Killiecrankie. For centuries the narrow gorge and steep mountain slopes looming large above have provide an engineering challenge for any road builder carving a route [...]
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April 9, 2012
There are an estimated 90 million people around the world who claim to have Scottish ancestry; either through a known family tree or by having a familiar Scottish surname in the mix. The reasons for the great diaspora are legion: economic opportunities, displacement and a myriad of motivations personal and public. But, the influence and [...]
December 2, 2011
Lying to the far north of Scotland are the amazing Orkney Islands; a genuine treasure trove of history, stunning scenery and prehistoric riches. There are standing stones circles and complex burial chambers erected by our Neolithic ancestors over 5000 years ago; a perfectly preserved stone age village; breathtaking cliffs abundant with some of Europe’s largest [...]
June 26, 2011
Charles Steinberg from New York’s Brandy Library travelled to Scotland last winter on a whirlwind whisky tour, which took him from the rolling hills of Speyside to the Celtic heartlands of Islay. This is his account of the trip, and we thank him for this contribution and for allowing us to post as a blog.
May 20, 2011
The Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour is one of the very best excursions that we at Highland Experience can offer you, and what an experience it is. The Isle of Skye, a land of soaring peaks and a rich Gaelic heritage is one of the most spectacular destinations in Europe. Come with us and learn more about this fascinating place.
March 30, 2011
On a few of our extended tours we visit the stunning valley of Glen Affric: a fantastic landscape of ancient forest and high snow-capped mountains. This is the domain of the Wildcat and Golden Eagle; a time-capsule where the Caledonian Pine Forest thrives. Originally part of the Chisholm domains, Glen Affric has survived the Highland Clearances, sheep grazing and being over run by deer on the sporting estate. Now a National Nature Reserve, and owned in part by the Forestry Commission and the NTS – its future is secure, and a wonderful experience for any visitor.