MUST SEE SCOTLAND - Must See Scotland has all you need to know for your Scottish travel plans. With an independent viewpoint, it offers impartial advice in an entertaining style. It strips away ‘destination marketing hype’ to inform about what you really should see. (You could, for instance, give Loch Ness a miss!)

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Blog - Is It Scotland?

A sporadic blog about Scotland and tourism that isn't grumpy all the time.  Promise.

A Border Terrier in the Scottish Borders

Gilbert Summers

One of the very best things to come out of the Scottish Borders is a Border terrier. No, wait a minute, let’s be strictly accurate: the Border terrier is actually of English origins, and was bred originally on the southern or Northumbrian side of the Border. But no matter. You do actually see plenty of Border terriers in the Borders.

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Reasons for Moving to the Isle of Skye

Gilbert Summers

Otters - seen as cute and cuddly in all tourism literature - can affect people's lives - apparently. Here's a report of conversation I had on the Isle of Skye with someone who had moved there - and it was the otters that tipped the balance. Yes, really...

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The inheritors of the grubby trade in performing animals

Gilbert Summers

Maybe I am being obtuse, but if we long ago banned dancing bears and chimps tea parties and other forms of animal exploitation, why are birds of prey shows still to be seen in Scotland? Some of the top hotels here positively encourage this form of  performing animal  'entertainment'. What next? Bring back the monkey and the organ grinder?

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Tatties Ower the Side

Gilbert Summers

There are some Scottish expressions we use that we never think about. Here's what I think 'tatties ower the side' is all about. You've never heard of it? It's like 'Ba on the slates'. Wait, you've never heard that one either?

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Bloggers and Scotland

Gilbert Summers

GoEuro - just the thing for planning your trip in Europe - asked some of us to send in our top tips for some of the less well known things to see in Scotland. Take a look. 

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