18 C
Helmsdale
Saturday, May 25, 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

This has not been edited from its original print. In...

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
scattered clouds
15.9 ° C
18.1 °
15.3 °
81 %
4.6kmh
40 %
Sat
16 °
Sun
11 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
12 °
Wed
14 °
Banff
broken clouds
17.9 ° C
17.9 °
17.9 °
71 %
8kmh
72 %
Sat
18 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
14 °
Wed
12 °
Inverness
scattered clouds
19.1 ° C
19.9 °
18 °
57 %
4.6kmh
40 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
15 °
Helmsdale
scattered clouds
18 ° C
20 °
17.9 °
75 %
9.6kmh
29 %
Sat
18 °
Sun
11 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
14 °
Thurso
broken clouds
13.1 ° C
13.1 °
11.6 °
70 %
8.1kmh
77 %
Sat
15 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
13 °
Kirkwall
broken clouds
13 ° C
13 °
11.7 °
88 %
7.7kmh
75 %
Sat
13 °
Sun
11 °
Mon
11 °
Tue
11 °
Wed
11 °
Portree
overcast clouds
15.1 ° C
15.1 °
15.1 °
68 %
1.4kmh
100 %
Sat
16 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
16 °
Peterhead
overcast clouds
15.2 ° C
18 °
15.2 °
87 %
6.1kmh
100 %
Sat
15 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
11 °
Wed
13 °
Fochabers
few clouds
18.8 ° C
19.2 °
18.6 °
56 %
7kmh
12 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
13 °
Tain
overcast clouds
19 ° C
19.7 °
17.8 °
63 %
4.6kmh
85 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
14 °
Wed
15 °
Wick
overcast clouds
13 ° C
13 °
13 °
94 %
7.7kmh
100 %
Sat
13 °
Sun
11 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
12 °
Wed
13 °
Dounreay
broken clouds
13.1 ° C
13.1 °
11.5 °
65 %
8kmh
77 %
Sat
16 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
13 °
Shetland Islands
overcast clouds
14.8 ° C
14.8 °
14.8 °
69 %
4.8kmh
100 %
Sat
15 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
15 °
Tue
14 °
Wed
12 °
Ullapool
broken clouds
19 ° C
19 °
19 °
50 %
3.6kmh
72 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
15 °
Wed
15 °
Fraserburgh
overcast clouds
18 ° C
18 °
18 °
78 %
7.2kmh
100 %
Sat
18 °
Sun
13 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
13 °
Nairn
scattered clouds
18.9 ° C
19.9 °
17.9 °
57 %
4.6kmh
40 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
14 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
15 °
Wed
14 °
Golspie
broken clouds
19.2 ° C
20 °
18 °
63 %
4.6kmh
78 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
11 °
Mon
11 °
Tue
12 °
Wed
14 °
Mey
few clouds
20.1 ° C
20.2 °
18.4 °
56 %
1.5kmh
20 %
Sat
20 °
Sun
19 °
Mon
17 °
Tue
17 °
Wed
16 °
Tongue
broken clouds
17 ° C
17.8 °
15.6 °
58 %
5kmh
56 %
Sat
17 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
12 °
Stornoway
scattered clouds
15 ° C
15.8 °
15 °
81 %
1kmh
40 %
Sat
15 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
14 °
Wed
15 °
Fort William
overcast clouds
18 ° C
18 °
15.9 °
62 %
5.2kmh
85 %
Sat
18 °
Sun
15 °
Mon
14 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
16 °

Scottish Folklore, Fairytales & Myths

Grab a cuppa and dig in to a good story.

Featured Scottish Fairy Tale

Thomas the Rhymer

Of all the young gallants in Scotland in the thirteenth century, there was none more gracious and debonair than Thomas Learmont, Laird of the Castle of Ercildoune, in Berwickshire. He loved books, poetry, and music, which were uncommon tastes in those days; and, above all, he loved to study nature, and to watch the habits of the beasts and birds that made their abode in the fields and woods round about his home. Now it chanced that, one sunny May morning, Thomas left his Tower of Ercildoune, and went wandering into the woods that lay about the Huntly Burn, a little stream that came rushing down from the slopes of the Eildon Hills. It was a lovely morning—fresh, and bright, and warm, and everything was so beautiful that it looked as Paradise might look. The tender leaves were bursting out of their sheaths, and covering all the trees with a fresh soft mantle of green; and amongst the carpet of moss under the young man's feet, yellow primroses and starry anemones were turning up their faces to the morning sky. The little birds were singing like to burst their throats, and hundreds of insects were flying backwards and forwards in the sunshine; while...

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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