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The Scottish Heartlands


The Scottish Heartlands

Here is the birthplace of Scotland, the cradle of its Christianity and nationhood and the focal point of much of its colourful history. Here you can savour the atmosphere of the Hebridean islands, the charm of rural villages and the natural frontier which separates the rugged grandeur of the West Highlands from the gentler beauty of the Lowlands.

Scottish Heartlands

Here too, you can echo the footsteps of heroes like St Columba, Sir William Wallace, King Robert the Bruce, Mary, Queen of Scots at Linlithgow... and celebrated, notorious Rob Roy.

Here, by the Highland Frontier and along the western seaboard, was the great meeting place of Scotland's founding peoples and their multifaceted cultures. Nowhere is more closely associated with the story of Scotland and nowhere is the present more inextricably entwined with the past.

Who are the Scots? Trace the Picts to Breadalbane, the Romans to Falkirk, the Angles to Clackmannanshire, the Britons to Dumbarton and the Vikings to the West Coast or even Loch Lomond. Add to that the Scots, from Ireland, in their Argyll kingdom and you have the people.

Scottish Heartlands

Take the momentous struggle of the Wars of Independence, of Braveheart Wallace and King Robert the Bruce, around Stirling and you have the nation. Take centuries of Gaelic tradition among the clans of the Highlands; feudal, mercantile progress across the lowlands and the coming of Christianity through Iona's sacred isle and you have the foundations of our culture.

The great contrasts thrown up by Scotland's geography shine brightly here. While Stuart kings reigned in splendour from their royal castles like Rothesay, Dumbarton or Stirling, the Lords of the Isles forged their own Western kingdom. In the Lowlands, craftsmen toiled and inventive minds took the first steps to industrialisation on the Clyde, in Falkirk, Grangemouth, Bo'ness and in Clackmannanshire. Meantime, picture the Argyll Highlands, echoing to the titanic clan feud between Campbells and MacDonalds and Rob Roy MacGregor, wreaking havoc from his mountain homelands in the Trossachs.

Scottish Heartlands

Wallaces Monument
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Scottish Heartlands

Scottish Heartlands

Scottish Heartlands

Scottish Heartlands

Millenium Wheel for the Forth & Clyde Canal


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