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NE Scotland Out and About exploring Mountains to the Sea

NE Scotland Out and About exploring Mountains to the Sea

NE Scotland is home to the UK's largest National Park, Cairngorms National Park set in the Grampian Mountains. The area really has the best of both environments and worlds as you can escape into the wilderness of the mountains or relax along the stunning coastline.

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Did You Know - North East Scotland

Did You Know - North East Scotland

  Did you know The Cairngorms is where the majority of Scotland's wildcats call home? So,make sure you keep your eyes peeled! Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail is the only trail of its kind in the world Aberdeen has the only medieval granite cathedral in the world Enough oats are grown in North East Scotland every year to make 700 millionservings of porridge Fraserburgh Harbour is Europe’s largest shellfish port.  Aberdeen Airport is home to the world’s busiest civilian heliport Walkers Shortbread is made in Aberlour. The largest biscuit maker in the UK,it is responsible for 60% of Scotland’s shortbread...

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Know Before You Go- North East Scotland

Know Before You Go- North East Scotland

  Know Before You GoFirst visit to Scotland? - Here are 5 general tips that may help  You may hear words like aye (yes), nae (no), wee (little) and loch (lake). Ben and glen are not men’s names, they mean mountain and valley, respectively. There is usually no table service at pubs; you order food at the bar. You also pay for drinks when you order them. People from Scotland are Scots (noun) or Scottish (adjective) Use the word Scotch when you’re talking about things that are of Scottish origin, like Scotch tape and Scotch whisky. Tipping is not mandatory in Scotland and Scots wouldn't dream of tipping...

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FREE Things to See and Do in North East Scotland

FREE Things to See and Do in North East Scotland

  From Parks and Gardens to some Museums and Art Galleries, there is a host of free things to see and do in the North East Corner of Scotland. You can follow various themed trails such as Heritage, Pictish, Victorian, Coastal, Stone Circles, Towns and Maritime, to name but a few. Take to the mountains or forests and ride one of the many bike trails. Try your hand at Geocaching "Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour" Take in the scenic views during a walk, short or long – choose from Forestry Commission, National Nature Reserves, Coastal or Waymarked Footpaths. Lots to discover...

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Myths and Magic from North East Scotland

Myths and Magic from North East Scotland

Myths and magic are so tightly woven into Scotland's history that it's sometimes impossible to separate reality from legend. Beyond the official histories are the stories that were passed on by word of mouth, of ghosts and witches and curses... When witch-hunting mania swept the north east in the late 16th Century, the area was noted for the "detestabile practize of witchcraft". It is written that the warlock stone (or 'gryt stane ocragleauche') just outside Torphins was where the Deeside coven of witches met. Led by the warlock Colin Massie of Glendye. The Aberdeen witch trials of 1596-97 list the...

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