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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A Scots mum has told how she was duped by a serial conman who reeled her in on Plenty of Fish after a series of scams in Ireland. Demi Cairns, 23, thought she had found her perfect match with new boyfriend Paul Kinahan after he pursued her on the dating site last month. Brennan is being probed by Police Scotland after Demi reported him. Demi, from Garthamlock, Glasgow , said: I want to warn other people. Mum-of-two Demi was contacted by Brennan just before Christmas and met him twice in Glasgow, where he said he was working, as well as chatting online and on the phone daily over a few weeks. The pair had been making plans to holiday in Marbella next month but he vanished after she gave him money. He has not been in contact since. He was even on the phone to my mum and dad.

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The legendary White Cliffs have witnessed many an army, and Dover Castle has faced invasions from the Romans and French to name a few. It’s located around 80 miles from London, so if you do have some free time on your cruise then a trip to the capital is a must. Take in the amazing architecture of Westminster Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament; visit the Queen’s residency, Buckingham Palace; or take a trip on the London Eye for panoramic views of the capital’s skyline and beyond.

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And I laughed so much!! An experience I will never forget. Be inspired by tales from your guide of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. We make our way North, before arriving at Doune Castle. Native to Scotland, these magnificent yak-like creatures love to pose for your photos! Enjoy your first taste of the Highlands as we drive along the banks of picturesque Loch Lubnaig and further in the to rugged Highlands.

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It was a more strict form of Protestantism than the Anglicanism that developed in England, and was influenced by the teaching of Jean Calvin which had been brought back by John Knox.

If you want nothing more than a jolly bus or taxi trip then you probably shouldn’t choose us. Our independent guides fulfil exactly that demand. We will present aspects our history to you in a live narrative with visual aids and sometimes even video, but you still have full control. We present everything live. No recorded commentaries with us. Look at the subjects we can cover as you explore some of the Highlands’ most wonderful scenery: Visitors complain that, when they visit Scotland, they learn snippets of history at many different locations – a bit about Mary Queen of Scots here; Macbeth there; Robert the Bruce somewhere else etc.

What we do is put all of this into context so that you really understand the chronology and politics behind the various events. For instance, why was Mary Queen of Scots forced to abdicate? What was her involvement with Elizabeth I of England?

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Neolithic cellars on Canna [note 1] The punishment stone Canna is littered with numerous pottery sherds evidencing the island’s occupation in the Neolithic era, along with a small number of mysterious cellars dug into the ground. A distinctively shaped standing stone is found at Keill , around which a local legend has grown: Dun Channa Bronze Age remains are some of the most extensive in the North-Western Highlands, particularly at the western end of the island; these include fragments of huts arranged in circles, and ancient field walls, as well as pottery artefacts from the Beaker Culture.

In the Iron Age a hillfort – Dun Channa – was constructed at the far western edge of Canna; another was probably constructed at the eastern edge, at Coroghon , in the same period [note 2].

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News and views from the North West Highlands Updated on the first Thursday of the month January Council fails to publicise delayed works on B Motorists attempting to travel on the B between Syre and Kinbrace during the first week of December would have met with an unpleasant surprise. Novel success for Kevin This month, Am Bratach columnist Kevin Crowe will see his first published novel serialised online.

It will appear on the literary website www. The loaders shed their oilskins for the last time, went for their last after work pint and that was that. The pivotal act in a commercial tradition dating back centuries took its last bow on a cold January evening to an audience of its participants alone. December Concern over PO pension accounts Fresh concerns have been raised over the future of traditional post office services after a recent round of letters to pension holders from the Department for Work and Pensions.

The letters, received by a number of Sutherland pensioners, urge them to change the way they receive state pension payments. Is it a sparrow or a chaffinch, blackbird or song thrush? These are the burning questions revolving around many of our local Highland primary schools just now. The result was the Highlands and Islands Medical Service Act of , which provided grants to improve medical services in the area.

It has been widely viewed as a prototype, or precedent, for the National Health Service. In , the centenary year of the Dewar Commission, a sub-group of the Rural GP Association led a programme of commemorative events.

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Raigmore Hospital Raigmore is the main hospital in Inverness and the entire Highland authority. Economy[ edit ] Most of the traditional industries such as distilling have been replaced by high-tech businesses, such as the design and manufacture of diabetes diagnostic kits. Highlands and Islands Enterprise has principally funded the Centre for Health Science to attracting more businesses in the medical and medical devices business to the area.

SNH provides a large number of jobs in the area. Inverness City Centre lies on the east bank of the river and is linked to the west side of the town by three road bridges — Ness Bridge, Friars Bridge and the Black or Waterloo Bridge — and by one of the town’s suspension foot bridges, the Grieg Street Bridge. Between Union Street and Queensgate is the Victorian Market, which contains a large number of small shops.

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Celia Ffitch-Stewart is a fully insured driver-guide with Mercedes limousine for your tailor-made guided tour. Based in Fortrose, near Inverness. She offers half day, full day or extended tours. Airport collection Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness. Services can include itinerary planning and accommodation reservations. Meet your clan chief, trace your roots, stay in a castle, tour the distilleries. You can make rubbings of Pictish symbols, play the reconstructed harp, watch the video about the Picts in Ross-shire, browse through the photo collection, leave the kids to watch a cartoon and visit the gift shop.

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Nowadays the great escape to the Northern Highlands and beautiful Far North Coast is made from Inverness in just over 2 hours and offers a breathtaking unforgettable journey through the length of Scotland. Standing high above the surrounding Pentland Firth the views extend all the way from Cape Wrath at the north-western tip of mainland Scotland to Duncansby Head at its much closer north-eastern tip.

In some ways, though, it is Hoy and Orkney to the north that command most attention. And if you can drag your eyes away from the shoreline and seascape, the views inland to the surprisingly pointy peaks of Morvern and Maiden Pap simply complete the stunning vista. White-fronted Geese overwinter in nearby Loch Mey.

North Coast Connection, which runs the centre as a community wellbeing hub, is delighted that the community will be able to use the building again.

Figures show that 32 of the fatal crashes in took place on five notorious stretches of road. The worst black spot was the A9 Perth and Inverness route, where 10 were recorded. The A92, which stretches from Dunfermline to Stonehaven, recorded seven. While the overall death toll on Scotland’s roads has fallen to its lowest level since records began, experts say more could be done to reduce fatalities on the most dangerous stretches.

Neil Greig, director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, says human error is the biggest cause of road accidents, but that there is a “strong case” for improving road design. Sometimes the roads don’t. He is going as fast as he can.

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What is perhaps lacking is a vision of what our defence arrangements should be in practical terms. To advance the debate, I set out below some thoughts as to how our maritime defence resources might be prioritised. With defence spending in Scotland significantly less per capita than for the rest of the UK, the defence of Scotland may be regarded currently as negligent. The nearest major surface warships are based two days steaming away in the south of England, and emergency towing vessel coverage has been reduced to one tug, thereby increasing the danger of environmental disaster and the Kinloss based Nimrod maritime surveillance capability was withdrawn.

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It has interesting pubs, restaurants and bakeries for you to try Fish and Chips and other local foods to give you enough energy for an afternoon exploring the rest of the island.

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