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The Best of Scotland

Program Number: 20881RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/2/2014 - 7/16/2014; 9/2/2015 - 9/16/2015; 9/9/2015 - 9/23/2015; 9/23/2015 - 10/7/2015; 9/30/2015 - 10/14/2015; 5/4/2016 - 5/18/2016; 5/18/2016 - 6/1/2016; 6/1/2016 - 6/15/2016; 6/15/2016 - 6/29/2016; 6/29/2016 - 7/13/2016; 7/13/2016 - 7/27/2016; 8/3/2016 - 8/17/2016; 8/17/2016 - 8/31/2016; 8/31/2016 - 9/14/2016; 9/14/2016 - 9/28/2016; 9/21/2016 - 10/5/2016; 9/28/2016 - 10/12/2016;
Duration: 14 nights
Location: Scotland, UK:Scotland
Price starting at: $3,898.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type:
Meals: 32; 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 11 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt; Gluten Free    

South to the cultural riches of Edinburgh and Glasgow. West to the sacred and misty island of Iona in the Hebrides. Inland to the breathtaking highlands, where clans and kings fought to defend their hearths and heritage. Discover rugged landscapes, turbulent history, romance and legend on a remarkable, sweeping journey through Scotland. From peaks to glens we’ll go, with a wee dram to fortify us along the way.


• Explore the beautiful islands of Mull, Skye and Iona.
• Journey on some of the world’s most famous trains — the West Highland line and the Jacobite steam train.
• Experience iconic Edinburgh Castle — dominating the skyline of the Scottish capital city — on a fascinating field trip to the top of the volcanic Castle Rock.

Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.

Date Specific Information

7-2-2014, 9-2-2015, 9-9-2015, 9-23-2015, 9-30-2015, 5-4-2016, 5-18-2016, 6-1-2016, 6-15-2016, 6-29-2016, 7-13-2016, 8-3-2016, 8-17-2016, 8-31-2016, 9-14-2016, 9-21-2016, 9-28-2016

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Itinerary Summary

Arrival Glasgow, 3 nights; coach to Oban, 2 nights; coach to Fort William, 2 nights; coach to Dingwall, 2 nights; coach to Pitlochry, 2 night; coach to Edinburgh, 2 nights; departure.

Overnight flight from the U.S.A.
1 night
Arrival Glasgow
3 nights

Get to know Scotland’s “second city” at Culzean Castle, a 600-acre estate, and Burns Heritage Park and Burns Cottage, home to Scotland’s great national poet. En route to Oban, learn about the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh at his Hill House. Marvel at the magnificent engineering feat of “The Hollow Mountain,” the Cruachan Power Station, and search for wildlife along the shores of Loch Lomond.

Coach to Oban
2 nights

From our base in Highland Fort William, journey by ferry to the Island of Mull and from there cross to the spiritual center and “cradle of Christianity” in the island of Iona. On the Isle of Skye, “the misty isle", learn the heritage of the infamous local clans as you embark on a scenic drive to view the imposing Cuillin mountains.

Coach to Fort William
2 nights

Take one of the world’s great train journeys from Fort William to Crianlarich, and then invoke Harry Potter films as you ride the Jacobite Steam train over the Glenfinnian Viaduct. Travel by gondola at Ben Nevis and explore “Kidnapped” country.

Coach to Dingwall
2 nights
2 nights

From Dingwall, discover romance at Macbeth’s Cawdor Castle and explore the battlefields of Culloden. Get into the spirit of the country at Glenlivet malt whiskey distillery and the Kingussie Farm working sheepdog display. Unearth the delights of Dunkeld, Loch of the Lowes and learn the colourful history of Scone Palace on a leisurely day of discovery.

Coach to Edinburgh
2 nights
Depart Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, see the city’s history in the medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town. Beyond the city explore the mystical carvings at Rosslyn Chapel and the painted ceiling at the Merchant and Bishop’s palaces at Culross. Discover the impressive and iconic Edinburgh Castle and spend a free afternoon taking in the history of this bustling city.


The lochs and highlands of Scotland have long been a source of inspiration for folklore, poetry and song — influencing movements from the Romanticism of Robert Burns to the Kailyard school of J.M. Barrie. Through the years, Scotland has maintained a strong pride in the arts and boasts notable museums, theaters and events including the Edinburgh International Festival, an annual celebration of arts from around the world.

Glasgow: Centrally located hotel. Oban: Hotel on Esplanade looking out at the Firth of Lorne. Fort William: Hotel located at the foot of Ben Nevis on the outskirts of town. Dingwall and Pitlochry: Historic hotels. Edinburgh: Centrally located hotel.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Arthouse Glasgow
  Glasgow., UK:Scotland 3 nights
   Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
  Oban, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   The Onich
  Fort William, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   Tulloch Castle
  Dingwall, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   Fishers Hotel
  Pitlochry, UK:Scotland 1 night
   Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
  Edinburgh., UK:Scotland 3 nights
 The Arthouse Glasgow
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: The Arthouse reflects its own modern renaissance, combining striking traditional architecture with the most exciting contemporary design. Behind the superb exterior, the 59-bedroom townhouse has been designed with a sense of luxury and relaxation with a home-from-home feel
  Contact info: 129 Bath Street
Glasgow,  G2 2SZ UK:Scotland
phone: +44 141 221 6789
  Room amenities: LCD TV & DVD players, in-room safe, hospitality tray, bespoke toiletries and complimentary WiFi
  Facility amenities: Residents lounge including restaurant, bar.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: TBA For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to
  Check in time: 2:00 PM

 Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: Situated on the Esplanade with views across the Firth of Lorne to Mull and Kerrea.
  Contact info: Corran Esplanade
Argyll,  PA34 5AE UK:Scotland
phone: +44 1631 565735
  Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi. Limited room service. Hairdryers.
  Facility amenities: Rannachan Restaurant, Atlantic bar and Lounge. Sun lounge. Spa with outdoor hot tub. Free WiFi.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 The Onich
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: A Family run hotel set in a loch-side location.
  Contact info: Nr. Fort William
Inverness Shire,  PH33 6RY UK:Scotland
phone: +44 1855 214
  Room amenities: Telephone, Hospitality Tray and hairdryer.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar and lounge
  Smoking allowed: No

 Tulloch Castle
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Tulloch Castle dates from the 12th Century, when first the Bains and later the Clan Davidson laid claim to its lands. When you arrive, you will be met with Tulloch’s countless period features including the 250-year old panelled Great Hall. As you enter the magnificent hallways you will pass by painstakingly restored original fireplaces and ceilings.
  Contact info: Tulloch Castle Drive
Ross-Shire,  IV15 9ND UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8444 146586
  Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
  Facility amenities: Turrets Restaurant, bar, lounge. Grounds. WiFi available in the entire hotel at supplemental cost.
  Smoking allowed: No

 Fishers Hotel
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: The hotel was originally built as a coaching inn. She became known as " Fisher's “ after the colourful character Donald Fisher who ran the hotel from about 1853. Mr. Fisher was evidently a charming personality who, in between farming shorthorn cattle and giving speeches, made the hotel famous and enticed the celebrities of Victorian Britain to visit. Robert Louis Stevenson lived here with his wife
  Contact info: Atholl Road
Pitlochry,  PH16 5BN UK:Scotland
phone: +44 1996 472000
  Room amenities: All our bedrooms have ensuite bath or shower rooms, televsion and tea and coffee making facilities.
  Facility amenities: Bar, Lounge and restaurant
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Situated in the heart of historic Edinburgh, next to the Royal Mile and Princes Street.
  Contact info: North Bridge
Edinburgh,  EH1 ISD UK:Scotland
phone: +44 131 472 3000
  Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, satellite TV. Tea and coffee making facilities. Modem points and WiFi access.
  Facility amenities: Bridge Restaurant and bar. 24 hour room service. WiFi internet access. Health & leisure club with indoor swimming pool and extensive fitness suite. Sauna, Jacuzzi type spa pool, Steam room.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: TBC. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to
  Check out time: 11:00 AM

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
A light lunch is served in the hotel at 12:30pm on arrival day. A welcome meeting at 5:30pm preceeds dinner. You will be staying at The Arthouse Glasgow that night.
  End of Program:
After breakfast on departure day. Breakfast ends at 10:00am and check-out is by 11:00am. You will be staying at Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required.
  Parking availability:
No parking.
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Trains and buses available to and from hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Glasgow.
  Nearest city or town:  Glasgow.
  Nearest airport:  Glasgow.
  Transportation to site: Trains are availble from London Euston to Glasgow Central. From Glasgow Airport the easiest method is to take the Service 500 (airport's official Glasgow Shuttle) First's Glasgow Shuttle provides you with the most direct service between the airport and Glasgow city centre with links to Glasgow's two main rail stations – Central and Queen Street – and the main bus terminus, Buchanan Bus Station. The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes only 25 minutes end to end. The nearest rail station to Glasgow Airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, which is just one mile from the terminal and easily reached by taxi or bus (services 66 and 300). There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central (8 trains an hour). Taxis-the approximate fare from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow City Centre is £20.00 - £22.00
  From End of Program
  Location:  Edinburgh.
  Nearest city or town:  Edinburgh.
  Nearest airport:  Edinburgh.
  Transportation from site: Edinburgh Airport is approximately 8 miles from the city centre. Bus Airlink 100 runs from Waverley Bridge (off Princes St) every 10 minutes. The journey takes 25 miutes and costs GBP3.50.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Wednesday, July 2)
 In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight from North America.

Day 2:
(Thursday, July 3)
 Arrive To: Glasgow. Transfer by coach to the hotel.
 Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel at 12:30pm for those arriving by lunchtime.
 Afternoon: Check-in and free afternoon before the welcome meeting at 5:30pm.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: The Arthouse Glasgow
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Glasgow City of Culture.
(Friday, July 4)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Lecture in the hotel on "Scotland's History" followed by a panoramic field trip by coach around the highlights of this Scottish city.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: At leisure for you to explore more of this city and perhaps to take in one of the many museums, including the recently opened Museum of Transport or its fine collection of municiple art. Your course director will advise you of your options.
 Dinner: Excluded. There are many restaurants, pubs and cafes close to the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: The Arthouse Glasgow
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Culzean Castle and Robert Burns National Heritage Park.
(Saturday, July 5)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Field trip to Robert Adam's masterpiece Culzean Castle, a 600 acre estate in South Aryshire, where Dwight D Eisenhower was given the use of a flat in recognition of his connection to this grateful nation. The Kennedy family is one of Scotland’s oldest families and trace ancestry to Robert the Bruce. Culzean Castle was their principal seat from 1759, the castle and its landscape reflecting their status and aspirations. Over the centuries, the Kennedys transformed a medieval tower house, built to protect its inhabitants during dangerous times, into one of the grandest country houses in Ayrshire. In the 1770s, the 10th Earl commissioned the famous architect, Robert Adam, to create a house worthy of his political status. The entrance doors are on the site of Adam's front door. Above the doorway you can see Adam’s original graceful fanlight.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: The field trip continues to Burns Cottage in Alloway -the birthplace of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. At the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, trace his footsteps from birth to national and international icon. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Set among 10 acres of the poet’s cherished Alloway countryside, the museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: The Arthouse Glasgow
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Mackintosh's Hill House, Loch Lomond, Cruachan Power Station and Loch Awe.
(Sunday, July 6)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Transfer by coach to Oban via Helensburgh where we will see, Hill House, the home created for one of Scotland's best known publishers by Glasgow's world famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Dating back to 1902, the interiors and decorative scheme were created by Mackintosh and his wife. Continue on with a drive along the shores of Loch Lomond into the Highlands.
 Lunch: Your choice to explore Inverary.
 Afternoon: The field trip continues to "the Hollow Hill" Cruachan Power Station, one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements. Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch Awe is Cruachan Power Station. A short distance from Oban, you can discover one of the hidden wonders of the Highlands. A power station buried one kilometre below the ground. At its centre lies a massive cavern, high enough to house the Tower of London!
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: The Isle of Mull and Isle of Iona.
(Monday, July 7)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Today we take a full day field trip by ferry to the Isle of Mull and then on to the Isle of Iona. Mull is the second largest of the islands of the Inner Hebrides.
 Lunch: Taken out at St Columba Hotel.
 Afternoon: From Mull cross to the "Cradle of Christianity" Iona-a place where they say "the Veil is thin". Iona was a centre of Irish monasticism for four centuries and is today renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty. Return by ferry from Craignure to Oban.
 Dinner: 8:00pm. In the hotel on return from Criagnure.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Oban Bay Hotel and Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Steam train ride from Fort William to Mallaig.
(Tuesday, July 8)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Transfer to Onich on the shores of Loch Linnhe, near Fort William today. Take the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig --on the way you'll see tiny villages, vast moors, towering mountains and historic glens. Drive by Stalker Castle and through"Kidnapped" country.
 Lunch: Taken out at the Steam Inn in Mallaig.
 Afternoon: Return to Fort William for 3:30pm. Free afternoon.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: Evening lecture with Rita Adam.
Accommodations: The Onich
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Ben Nevis Gondola ride, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe.
(Wednesday, July 9)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: This morning take a gondola ride on Ben Nevis and ride the West Highland line from Fort William to Crianlarich via Rannoch Moor. The ride is considered the most scenic railway line in Britain and voted the top rail journey in the world by readers of independent travel magazine Wanderlust in 2009,
 Lunch: Taken out at the Green Welly in Tyndrum.
 Afternoon: The field trip continues through spectacular Glencoe with a stop at the informative Visitor centre.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: The Onich
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: The misty Isle of Skye/ Dunvegan Castle.
(Thursday, July 10)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Spend a full day on the Isle of Skye-the misty isle. Begin by taking the 30 minute ferry ride from Mallaig to Armadale where we take the coach to Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan once entirely encircled by the sea, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. On display are many fine oil paintings and clan treasures, the most famous of which is the Fairy Flag. Legend has it that this sacred Banner has miraculous powers and when unfurled in battle, the clan MacLeod will defeat their enemies. Another of the castle's great treasures is the Dunvegan Cup, a unique ‘mazer’ dating back to the Middle Ages. It was gifted by the O'Neils of Ulster as a token of thanks to one of the clan's most celebrated Chiefs, Sir Rory Mor, for his support of their cause against the marauding forces of Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1596.
 Lunch: In Dunvegan Castle.
 Afternoon: Explore the formal gardens and estate and take some time to seal spot! The Castle Gardens were originally laid out in the 18th century and considerable replanting and landscaping provides a legacy which current as well as future generations can enjoy and admire. The Castle gardens lie inland and are backed by a considerable number of hectares (1 hectare = 2.471 acres) of mature woodland Return via Skye Bridge with a photo opportunity at Eileen Donan Castle, one of Sotland's most iconic sights. Continue on to Dingwall.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Tulloch Castle
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Cawdor Castle, the Black Isle.
(Friday, July 11)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Take a field trip to the Black Isle and Cromarty and a special private talk by a custodian at Groam House Museum.
 Lunch: Taken out at the Royal Hotel, Cromarty.
 Afternoon: Journey to fairy tale, Cawdor Castle, 14th century home to the Thanes of Cawdor. Linked with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the castle remains home to the Cawdor family today. Although the House has evolved over 600 years, later additions mainly of the 17th century were all built in the Scottish vernacular style with slated roofs over walls and gables of mellow local stone. This style gives Cawdor a strong sense of unity, and the massive, severe exterior belies an intimate interior that gives the place a surprisingly personal, friendly atmosphere. Drive by Culloden.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: Local pipers perform for you.
Accommodations: Tulloch Castle
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Elgin Cathedral, Glenlivet whisky tasting, sheepdog display.
(Saturday, July 12)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Transfer to Pitlochry via Elgin Cathedral-burned by the Wolf of Badenoch in the 14th century and continue on to Strathspey, known for its plentiful whisky distilleries. Visit Glenlivet Distillery set in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains in one of the most romantic and scenic glens in the Highlands. See inside the vast bonded warehouse, learn how whisky is made and sample a "wee dram".
 Lunch: Lunch at The Croft Inn, Shenval, Glenlivet.
 Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy a sheepdog display at Kingussie Leaut Farm. Watch up to eight dogs working at the same time on the sheep and hear their individual whistle commands - something you won't see anywhere else as it's unique to Neil's personal style of training! Meet the friendly collie pups, help to shear a sheep and bottle feed orphan lambs. Meet the friendly collie pups.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Fishers Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: St Andrews, Blair Adam private talk with owners.
(Sunday, July 13)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Transfer to Edinburgh via the picturesque university town and home to British golf, St Andrews. Take a town walk.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: A unique experience this afternoon as we take a private field trip to Blair Adam and meet the owners who talk about the challenges of inheriting an historic house. You may notice that your course director's last name is Adam!
 Dinner: In the Edinburgh hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Culross Castle, Rosslyn Chapel.
(Monday, July 14)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Take a field trip to Dunfirmline, birthplace of Andrew Carnegie and burial place of Robert the Bruce's body (minus heart and entrails!) Continue on to the 17th century delightful small town of Culross with its Merchants' Palace and Bishops' Study. Enjoy the storied narrow streets and views across the Firth of Forth.
 Lunch: Taken out in the National Trust's Tearoom, adjacent to the Mechant's Palace.
 Afternoon: Continue on to Rosslyn Chapel, a symphony of stone carving and craftmanship associated with the Da Vinci Code
 Dinner: Excluded.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Scottish Parliament.
(Tuesday, July 15)
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: This morning take an expert-led field trip to Edinburgh Castle followed by a coach journey around Edinburgh's Old and New Towns.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon or take an optional excursion to the controversial building that houses the Scottish Parliament. This part of Scotland's contemporary history rounds off this journey through Scotland. .
 Dinner: Farewell dinner in the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
Accommodations: Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Departure day.
(Wednesday, July 16)
 Depart From: Edinburgh for flights to North America.
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel. Some transfers may leave before breakfast.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
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Suggested Reading List

. The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000

Author: T.M.Devine

Description: The Scottish Nation examines the social, political, religious and economic factors that have shaped modern Scotland. Drawing on the latest research, Devine places Scotland firmly within an international context and provides a key focus for the ongoing debate regarding Scotland's future. This new edition brings the reader up-to-date with Scotland's recent history, from the high politics of the devolved parliament to the everyday effects of huge and growing levels of social inequality.

A History of the Scottish People

Author: T.C.Smout

Description: A classic history of Scotland.

Castle and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans

Author: Stuart Reid

Concise History of Scotland

Author: Sir Fitzroy Maclean


Author: John Prebble

Scotland: A New History

Author: Michael Lynch

Description: This full length history of Scotland is made up of 25 chapters spanning 18 centuries, from the Picts to the 1980s and is designed for the general reader. A particular feature of the book is the attention it gives to social and cultural history, including life in towns, the changing role of the nobles, and the shifting images of Scottish identity through the ages. The landmarks of Scottish history - the Wars of Independence, the Reformation, the Union of Crowns and the Union of Parliaments, the Jacobite rebellions, the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, are all covered. The author is the editor of "The Innes Review", literary editor of the Scottish History Society and has written books on Edinburgh and the Reformation, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Scottish Burghs.

Scotland: The Story of a Nation

Author: Magnus Magnusson

Scottish Highlanders-A People and their Place

Author: Jim Hunter

Song of the Rolling Earth: A Highland Odyssey

Author: Sir John Lister-Kaye

Description: Written by your host at Aigas. 'A wonderfully lyrical book surging with the sheer joy of nature, from Scotland's premier nature writer.' Magnus Magnusson; ' An environmental classic', SPECTATOR; 'Lister-Kaye establishes himself as one of the finest nature writers in the language', SCOTSMAN; 'Wonderful and evocative', GLASGOW EVENING NEWS; 'A masterful piece of storytelling', COUNTRY LIFE.

The Highlands (Exploring Scotland's Heritage

Author: Joanna Close- Brooks

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