13.1 C
Helmsdale
Thursday, July 18, 2024

Dundee Gingerbread

This is a traditional Scottish recipe and you will need to decide how you'd like to adjust it to...

Mrs. Bruce’s Lasagna

This recipe is from Mrs. Bruce of Aberdeen. Filling: - 1 pound of hamburger meat (mince) - 1 pack of streaky bacon -...

Oatcakes

This is a Scottish traditional recipe that has not been modified from its original version. You will need to...

Featured Scottish Website

A closer look at Scotland from its unique websites

Caledonian Maps

Tucked away in the Highlands, just off the A96 and a few miles in from the Moray Firth, you'll find Caledonian Maps - a business known globally as the foremost specialist in historical maps of Scotland. Its range of maps will take you on an adventure dating back to 1610, but the company is also dedicated to the development of new maps using modern technologies. Its archives include a rare atlas of Scotland dated 1912 (these are not copies, they...

Scottish History

Research, Documents and Old Publications

Clan Bruce

Our Patriot monarch, King Robert the Bruce, belonged to...

History of the Plague in Scotland

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The Old Scottish Wine Trade

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The Old Scottish Fisheries

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What is the weather in the Highlands today?

Weather changes quickly, so dress in layers and wear sensible shoes. Distance between services can be long, pack snacks & water.
Aberdeen
light rain
14.2 ° C
14.3 °
14 °
89 %
2.6kmh
0 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
17 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
14 °
Banff
moderate rain
14.9 ° C
15 °
13.8 °
96 %
4.7kmh
99 %
Thu
18 °
Fri
19 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Inverness
light rain
14 ° C
15 °
13.8 °
92 %
0kmh
40 %
Thu
19 °
Fri
22 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
16 °
Mon
16 °
Helmsdale
overcast clouds
13.1 ° C
16 °
12.9 °
89 %
1.4kmh
100 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
17 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
12 °
Thurso
light rain
15.1 ° C
15.1 °
12.7 °
86 %
3.7kmh
100 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
19 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
13 °
Mon
14 °
Kirkwall
overcast clouds
13 ° C
13 °
12.8 °
94 %
3.1kmh
100 %
Thu
14 °
Fri
14 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
13 °
Mon
12 °
Portree
moderate rain
13.1 ° C
13.1 °
13.1 °
95 %
4.8kmh
100 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
14 °
Sat
13 °
Sun
13 °
Mon
15 °
Peterhead
light rain
14.2 ° C
14.2 °
14.1 °
88 %
5.5kmh
95 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
16 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
13 °
Fochabers
light rain
14.4 ° C
14.9 °
13.8 °
88 %
3.1kmh
100 %
Thu
18 °
Fri
21 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Tain
moderate rain
13.8 ° C
14.8 °
13.6 °
90 %
2.6kmh
100 %
Thu
19 °
Fri
20 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Wick
overcast clouds
15 ° C
15 °
15 °
82 %
2.6kmh
100 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
16 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
13 °
Dounreay
moderate rain
15.1 ° C
15.1 °
12.7 °
85 %
3.2kmh
100 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
20 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
15 °
Shetland Islands
overcast clouds
12.9 ° C
12.9 °
12.9 °
86 %
3kmh
100 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
16 °
Sat
17 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
15 °
Ullapool
light rain
14.6 ° C
14.6 °
14.6 °
95 %
1.2kmh
100 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
18 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
16 °
Fraserburgh
light rain
15.1 ° C
15.1 °
14.1 °
87 %
3.9kmh
94 %
Thu
18 °
Fri
20 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
13 °
Nairn
moderate rain
14.5 ° C
15 °
13.7 °
87 %
0kmh
40 %
Thu
19 °
Fri
20 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Golspie
moderate rain
14 ° C
15.1 °
13.9 °
90 %
2.6kmh
100 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
18 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
12 °
Mey
clear sky
14.8 ° C
16.3 °
12.6 °
88 %
1.5kmh
0 %
Thu
26 °
Fri
28 °
Sat
29 °
Sun
20 °
Mon
20 °
Tongue
light rain
13.7 ° C
14.2 °
13.2 °
95 %
2.8kmh
100 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
19 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
14 °
Stornoway
drizzle
12.8 ° C
13 °
12.8 °
96 %
5.7kmh
75 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
13 °
Sat
13 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
16 °
Fort William
moderate rain
14.1 ° C
14.1 °
14.1 °
95 %
1.7kmh
100 %
Thu
15 °
Fri
21 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
16 °

Scottish Folklore, Fairytales & Myths

Grab a cuppa and dig in to a good story.

Featured Scottish Fairy Tale

Katherine Crackernuts

There was once a King whose wife died, leaving him with an only daughter, whom he dearly loved. The little Princess's name was Velvet-Cheek, and she was so good, and bonnie, and kind-hearted that all her father's subjects loved her. But as the King was generally engaged in transacting the business of the State, the poor little maiden had rather a lonely life, and often wished that she had a sister with whom she could play, and who would be a companion to her. The King, hearing this, made up his mind to marry a middle-aged Countess, whom he had met at a neighbouring Court, who had one daughter, named Katherine, who was just a little younger than the Princess Velvet-Cheek, and who, he thought, would make a nice play-fellow for her. He did so, and in one way the arrangement turned out very well, for the two girls loved one another dearly, and had everything in common, just as if they had really been sisters. But in another way it turned out very badly, for the new Queen was a cruel and ambitious woman, and she wanted her own daughter to do as she had done, and make a grand marriage,...

What Are Scottish Bloggers Saying?

Here we feature some of our favourite posts from our bloggers.

When You Return

When you return, your hair will be longer and your Koniag skin darkened from the sun’s reflection shining off the Pacific Ocean.“Ukalah!” I will hear you shout as the boat pulls into the unloading dock. You’ll be standing on the deck of the Gallant Girl in worn out deck loafers and weathered jeans.I can imagine you now, squinting, searching the horizon. I think you must wonder if it is worth it all, though I know you could never quit it, this way of life, your raison d’être.It is in your blood, like it was in your father’s before you. And you court these Northwest waters like she is your...

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