Burns night is the 25th of January and Historic Scotland have announced details of a unique opportunity to celebrate Burns’ work at Edinburgh Castle.
At Edinburgh Castle the Queen Anne and Redcoat cafes will be offering delightful locally-sourced haggis, neeps and tatties. Visitors will also be treated to free haggis tasters.
The argument rumbles on about the financing of the new Forth Bridge . Everybody agrees that the new Forth crossing is necessary but no-one can quite work out how it will be financed . First Minister Alex Salmond has complained about the lack of help from Westminster about the biggest ever capital project in Scotland
A magnificent tapestry telling a mystical medieval tale is to be unveiled at Stirling Castle. Entitled The Unicorn is Found, it is the largest of a series of seven tapestries being hand woven for the castle and measures 11 foot high by 12 foot wide. The tapestries project, worth £2 million and due for completion… Continue reading Stirling Castle unveils new tapestry
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland , if not the world . This is the story of the castle . Eilean Donan means Island of Donan ( a religious figure from the 12 th century ). Eilean Donan was the most important stronghold of Clan MacKenzie from the 13th… Continue reading Eilean Donan Castle pictures
National Mod 2008 has started this week in Falkirk . The Mod is a Gaelic festival of traditional music with a prestigious gold medal for the best in each category . To some ‘The Mod is coming home’ might seem a curious slogan to use as the Mod has never been held in Falkirk before… Continue reading Falkirk screensavers
I have added over 50 picture galleries to this site . Picture gallery 1 features Eilean Donan Castle pictures . I took these pictures about 5 years ago one winter evening . The castle is well illuminated at night and obviously looks completely different from the daytime .
Photographer David Rankin set up this website in 2000 . His favourite subjects are pictures of castles and landscapes in Scotland. David has started his castle pictures blog to announce new pictures and galleries on the site Eilean Donan Castle