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Wild Scotland


Filmmaker John Duncan flew a drone to capture Scotland’s incredible wilderness in this aerial video. Taking you across the country to sites like the Highlands and Islands on the west coast and John O’Groats and North Berwick on the east, experience some of the region’s most beautiful scenery.

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Have a swim at Ardnamurchan


As a wild swimming enthusiast, Calum is always going to suggest a dip isn’t he?

He says there are great waves at Sanna beach on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the most westerly point of Scotland’s mainland.

Ardnamurchan fan Graham Speirs recommends sticking to the land though, saying ‘often the best thing is simply to stride out of your house or hotel and just start walking’.

 

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Three Stunning Scottish Road Trips


Scottish road trips offer amazing views but what is there to do when you get out of the car?

The North Coast 500 has been hailed as a tremendous success by the Highland tourist industry. While Kate from Love from Scotland is a big fan, she thinks there are some other great Scottish road trips to consider.
Sometimes though it’s good to stretch your legs. So here are three suggestions of things to try on when you’re on the road.


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Barra


Barra is an island in the Outer Hebrides and the second southernmost inhabited island there, after the adjacent island of Vatersay to which it is connected by a short causeway.
In 2011, the population was 1,174.
The area of Barra is roughly 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi). The main village is Castlebay (Bàgh a’ Chaisteil).

The west of the island has white sandy beaches backed by shell-sand, machair and the east has numerous rocky inlets.

Kisimul Castle at Castlebay is on a rock in the bay, giving the village its name.
A smaller medieval tower house, Dun Mhic Leoid, can be found in the middle of Loch St Clare on the west side of the island at Tangasdale.

The highest elevation on the island is Heaval, halfway up which is a prominent white marble statue of the Madonna and Child, called “Our Lady of the Sea”, which was erected during the Marian year of 1954.
The predominant faith on the island is Catholicism and the Catholic church dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea is immediately apparent to all who arrive at Castlebay.

Other places of interest on the island include a ruined church and museum at Cille Bharra, a number of Iron Age brochs such as those at Dùn Chuidhir and An Dùn Bàn, and a range of other Iron Age and later structures which have recently been excavated and recorded.
 

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Isle of Mull


Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland in the council area of Argyll and Bute.

With an area of 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi) Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island and the fourth largest island surrounding Great Britain.
In the 2011 census the usual resident population of Mull was 2,800 a slight increase on the 2001 figure of 2,667; in the summer this is supplemented by many tourists.
Much of the population lives in Tobermory, the only burgh on the island until 1973, and its capital.

Tobermory is also home to Mull’s only single malt Scotch whisky distillery.
 

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Neist Point


Neist Point is the most westerly point on the Duirinish peninsula on the Isle of Skye.
It projects into The Minch and provides a walk and viewpoint.
 
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Duke’s Pass


Aberfoyle has become the alternative route to the Trossachs and Loch Katrine; this road, known as the Duke’s Road or Duke’s Pass, was opened to the public in 1931 when the Forestry Commission acquired the land.

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Cairngorms National Park Glen Tanar


Set of the eastern edge of Scotland’s spectacular Cairngorms National Park Glen Tanar spans 25,000 of breathtaking Highland scenery. From rugged heather moorland to towering Caledonian pine forests to the majestic River Dee. This is a destination for exploring the best of natural Scotland.

 

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Torren Lochan


Torren Lochan is the place where Hagrid’s Hut was built for the film Prisoner of Azkaban.

 
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Carrbridge


Carrbridge is a village in Badenoch and Strathspey.
It lies off the A9 road on the A938 road, west of Skye of Curr, southeast of Findhom Bridge, near Bogroy.
It has the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands and the nearby ancient pine forest contains the Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

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