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Festive Season in Royal Deeside

Festive Season in Royal Deeside

Christmas shopping doesn’t need to be all about the list. Don’t try to shop till you drop. Instead seek out events or fayres, where you can build in some down time with friends over a mulled wine or a tasty mince pie. Or if there are any special themed events happening, add them to the calendar, turn up, enjoy the festivities and let the Christmas mood take over.

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Myths and Magic in Royal Deeside

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Myths and Magic in Royal Deeside

Crathes Castle - Visit Scotland With Halloween all around us this 31st October, our blog reflects on Myth & Magic of the area. 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... Scottish Witch Hunt from the National Library of Scotland Royal Deeside is no different and has had its fair share of tales, too many to retell here. However when witch-hunting mania swept the northeast of Scotland in the late 16th...

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Highland Games & Shows around Royal Deeside this Summer

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Highland Games & Shows around Royal Deeside this Summer

Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky - all of which feature heavily at any gathering.  Highland games in their current form date to 1867, but it seems likely that the Victorian event was merely a revival of a much older tradition that ceased after the suppression of clan customs following the 1745 Jacobite rising. The oldest free Highland Games in Scotland is held each June in Ceres and began under a Charter awarded by Robert the Bruce in recognition of the villagers' support at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  Today the games are noted...

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Wander as you please through Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms.

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Wander as you please through Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms.

Royal Deeside an area blessed with its fair share of unspoilt and special landscape. Part situated within the wonderful setting of the Cairngorms National Park and part in the fresh rolling landscapes of Aberdeenshire, the area really has the best of both environments and worlds.

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The Great Outdoors of Royal Deeside in Scotland's Cairngorm National Park

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The Great Outdoors of Royal Deeside in Scotland's Cairngorm National Park

Scotland has long been celebrated in paintings, verse, prose and song and why not, with such inspiring scenery, it is easy to understand why.   Home & inspiration of many a film - video from Visit Scotland Royal Deeside is no exception to this, as the area is blessed with its fair share of unspoilt and special landscape. Part situated within the wonderful setting of the Cairngorms National Park and part in the fresh rolling landscapes of Aberdeenshire, the area really has the best of both environments and worlds.   The Cairngorms through the seasons captured in video by Wild Media...

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