Category: Scotland

  • 12 Amazing Facts about Inverness

    12 Amazing Facts about Inverness

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INVERNESS The very First British Cabinet meeting held outside of London, took place in Inverness. The city was only given a city status in 2001 however unlike other cities, it wasn’t given any defined boundaries. Helen Mirren got married in Ardersier. The first Inverness Castle was built out of wood and…

  • Inverness Castle

    Inverness Castle

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    Inverness Castle is situated on view Pl and Castle road overlooking the River Ness, its known as the red sandstone castle, built in 1836 by Architect William Burn, the castle is currently still in use as a court house and no public access is allowed e.g. tourists however the Drum Tower houses an exhibition of…

  • Plodda Falls

    Plodda Falls

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    Plodda Falls is beautiful waterfall situated inside Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, it’s about 151 feet high, during the 1880’s the waterfall was a popular tourist destination and a footbridge was built across the top of the water fall, by Lord Tweedmouth, who was the owner of the Guisachan estate however in 2005 the bridge…

  • Chanonry Point

    Chanonry Point

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    Chanonry Point is situated at the end of the Chanonry Ness, a spit of land extending over a mile south east into the Moray Firth, its a really popular place among tourist and locals and is one of the most popular and one of the best onshore locations in Scotland, and the best place to…

  • St Andrew’s Cathedral Inverness

    St Andrew’s Cathedral Inverness

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    The St Andrew’s Cathedral situated in Inverness, Scotland near the banks of the River Ness. The seat of the Bishop of Moray, it was one of the first protestant cathedrals to be completed in United Kingdom since the reformation. construction started in 1866 and was completed in 1869, the cathedral is built of red Tarradale…

  • Urquhart Castle

    Urquhart Castle

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    Urquhart was once one of Scotland’s biggest castles, during it’s 500 years as a fortress it has saw a number of conflicts and battles between the Scots and the English during the wars of Independence. The castle is located on the headland which overlooks the Loch Ness, the buildings of the castle were laid out…

  • Cawdor Castle

    Cawdor Castle

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    The Cawdor Castle is situated on the east bank of the steep-sided valley of the Allt Dearg, just about five miles south of Nairn. The castle was built around the 15th century, as a tower house throughout the centuries additional parts were added. The castle is listed as a Category A building. The Cawdor Castle…

  • Glasgow Science Centre

    Glasgow Science Centre

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    Glasgow science centre is situated in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area, on the south bank of the River Clyde, Opened on the 5th of June 2001 by Queen Elizabeth II, The Science Centre has three main buildings, the Science Hall, Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema. The Science Centre was part of an ongoing redevelopment…

  • Glasgow Statistics and figures

    Glasgow Statistics and figures

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    Glasgow In Numbers   Estimated population of Glasgow City By Age Group [su_table] Age Group Male Population Female Population Total Population 0-15 49,750 47,782 97,532 16-29 71,239 73,563 144,802 30-44 67,001 65,340 132,341 45-59 57,289 62,410 119,699 60-74 34,833 37,763 72,596 75+ 14,163 25,207 39,370 [/su_table] Births in Glasgow City [su_table] Gender Births Year Male…