Together with mainland Scotland, there are more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides, that make up this proud and passionate nation.  An intriguing, mountainous terrain where hikers and hill-walkers brave the elements to rekindle the pioneering spirit that lies within and fishermen submerge their deepest thoughts in mysterious, mist-covered waters. 

Lomond is the largest lake (loch) in Scotland, yet infinitely more famous is Loch Ness, where folk flock from around the world, to join the enduring search for "the monster" Nessie.  Ben Nevis, at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands, is the highest mountain in the British Isles and annually sees over 100,000 ascents every year.  Castles prominently feature in Scotland's battle-fought heritage, Balmoral being one of the residences for members of the British Royal Family since 1852.  So too, the traditional tartan worn by Clans (a kinship group among the Scottish people) particularly in the form of kilts. 

Home of Haggis, The Highland Games, Bagpipes, famous Scotch Whisky and Highland Cattle, the Legend of Loch Ness and Edinburgh Castle.  Join in the New Year’s Day tradition of “First Footing” and expect a warm welcome with good fortune to boot! Scotland is a place that touches the heart, once visited, never forgotten. 

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