John Knox (1514?–1572) was a Scottish religious reformer who took the lead in reforming the Church in Scotland along Calvinist lines. He is widely regarded as the father of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland and of the Church of Scotland. He died in Edinburgh on November 24, 1572.
Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal re...
Eilean Glas Lighthouse was one of the first 4 lighthouses built in Scotland. It is on the island of Scalpay in the Western Isles of Scotland. The present tower was erected in 1824 when Robert Stevenson.
It is Red and White in colour (you can see the banding if you zoom in).
The new museum of Scotland, completed in November 1998, is a fine example of traditional and modern architecture working in harmony. Inside the displays are fascinating and beautifully presented, with interactivity and evocative exhibits (oldest locomotive engine, Roman treasure, a viking skeleton, and more) adding to the experience.
Most northerly munro in Scotland. Very remote and craggy area but beautiful. Ben Hope (Hill of the Bay) is 927m high.
The west side of the mountain, which overlooks Strath More and the head of Loch Hope, is very steep along its whole length, with two tiers of crags, the higher one forming the edge of the main south-north ridge of Ben Hope.
Kays of Scotland company in Mauchline is a company that makes the Curling stones used at the Winter Olympics, World Championships and other tournaments. They also repair used stones so they run as new.
They get the special green granite rocks for the stones from the island Ailsa Craig on the West coast of Scotland. Allthough Ailsa Craig today is a bird sanctuary and the use of dy...