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 million
servings 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 exports.
 The Bell Rock Lighthouse, which was built 11 miles off the coast of Angus
between 1807 and 1810, is the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse.

 Over 5,000 salmon climb the fish ladder at Pitlochry Dam at Loch Faskally
each year
 Glamis Castle, in Angus, was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon,
who was later known as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

 At 23 feet high, Sueno’s Stone in Forres is the tallest Pictish stone in Scotland
 The Moray Firth is one of only two places in Britain with a resident population of Bottlenose dolphins.

 The real Macbeth was defeated and killed at Lumphanan in 105.

 The river Spey is 107 miles long, making it the second longest river in Scotland behind the Tay (119 miles).
 Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island in Braemar in 1881.

 The Moray Town of Keith is home to the world’s only kiltmaking school
 Blair Atholl is home to Britain’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders
 Speyside has the greatest number of distilleries of any whisky-producing area
in Scotland
 At 62.7m, a Grand Fir in the grounds of Blair Castle is the second tallest tree in  Britain.

 The bike trail on the Glenlivet Estate has 21km of trails, with the red trail offering some of the longest downhill mountain biking in the UK.

 The world’s oldest transport company is Shore Porters based in Aberdeen
 There are a staggering 300+ castles in the North East – more per acre than
anyway else in the British Isles
 Balmoral Castle has appeared on the reverse side of £100 notes since 1987


Visit the best for less
The Northern Highlights Sightseeing pass will be time sensitive, valid for either 2 or 5 days and comes with an interactive paper map covering North East Scotland. The product offers discounts  to participating attractions, activities, experiences and tours.

You can find out more from the tourism destinations and organisations.

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