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Scottish Culture

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Info on Scottish culture (music, language, politics, food and drink, what's on, history, traditions, festivals, dance, current affairs, education, hillwalking etc.
Gathering of the Clans
Information on Scottish folklore, history, culture as well as images of Scottish heraldry.
Gateway to Scotland
University of Edinburgh's gateway to the country of Scotland; its geography, history, people, traditions and culture
Highlander Web
Amazing resources for the Scottish Highlands - music, newspapers, short stories and much, much more!
Scotland: Mega-Links Cultural Page
An index site with many varied links and lovely graphics.
Scotland Rampant Index
A large and varied index site with a weekly newsletter as well.
Scotsweb
A virtual ceilidh with links to artists and organizations involved the thriving traditional and Celtic music scene of Scotland.
Sgian Dhu Interactive web site
A source of Scottish information - clans & tartans, whiskey, golf, news and more.
John Walsh illustrates how to wear a great kilt
Photos and instructions for wrapping your great kilt. This is the same way I do my airsaid. :-)
Dennis Fallen's link page
Glawegian and Celtic links.
Orkney Islands
Sigurd Towrie offers an interesting site, full of history, myths, legends and pictures of the islands he loves.

History and Folklore

Dalriada Celtic Heritage Trust
Information on Scottish society, culture, folklore and more.
Electric Scotland - History
This site hostes Historic Scotland which safeguards the nation's built heritage and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of the Secretary of State for Scotland; they maintain over 300 monuments and properties, including a wealth of prehistoric sites and historic buildings. Also presented are historical articles from a 1798 encyclopedia!
Scotland
Gopher site with links to lots of gophers with info on Scottish history, life and culture.
Skyelander's Scottish Highlands and Islands History web
Articles by Robert Gunn - Boadicea, The Bruce and more.
A Brief History of Dundee
Dundee College offers insights into their fair City and the Tay Valley.
Book of Deer Project
Digital photos of one of Scotland's oldest books, and one of the oldest extant sources of Scots Gaelic amid the Latin gospel text and Celtic illuminations.

Museum Sites

National Museums of Scotland
This sites hosts seven wonderful Scottish Museums.
Royal Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh's fine museum houses international collections with a wide range of interests.
Shambellie House Museum of Costume
Housed in a beautiful country house near Dumfries, it contains costumes from the 1850s to the 1920s displayed in period room settings.
Museum of Antiquities
Currently closed pending removal to the National Museum of Scotland.
Scottish United Services Museum
This Edinburgh museum displays the uniforms, medals, arms and equipment of Scots who served with the Royal Navy, the Army and the Air Force.
Scottish Agricultural Museum
This Edinburgh-area museum houses objects and documentary evidence, covering not only farming to the 1950s, but also the trades that supported farming and the social and economic life of the countryside.
Museum of Flight
This East Lothian museum offers a collection of aircraft and associated objects dating from 1895 to the present day.
Biggar Gasworks
The last coal-gas works in Scotland was bought by the National Museums of Scotland and Historic Scotland so that the story of the Scottish coal-gas industry could be preserved. Original buildings, working machinery, gas appliances and displays present a fascinating glimpse of this once vital industry.
Dundee Heritage Trust
The Trust presents information Dundee's industrial past, including a living history museum in the textile factory, Verdant Works.

Archaeology

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
They have surveyed sites, monuments and buildings around Scotland and offer pictures on the web.
Highland Council Archaeology Service
Lots of info, sites to see and learn about, fieldwork opportunities and their newsletter online.
Inner Hebrides Crannogs On the Web
An introduction to these small artificial islands and links to Scottish archaelogy in general.
Stones of Wonder: Prehistoric Observatories in Scotland
Guidebook to prehistoric monuments in Scotland (dating to the Neolithic or the Bronze Age) which have orientations to the sun, moon or stars.

Travelling in Scotland

Scottish Tourist Board
NetTrak's Scotland Online
A variety of information including accomodations and shopping.
Destinations in Scotland
Produced by Scots living in Scotland, offering travel related resources covering all of Scotland including the Highlands and Islands, independent travel advice including itinerary planning and accommodation services.
The Internet Guide to Scotland
Largely based on the personal travels of Joanne Mackenzie-Winters, this 80,000-word guide contains details on transport, sightseeing, activities and accommodation throughout Scotland with particular emphasis on the Highlands and Islands. And don't miss her guide to Scottish castles.
aboutScotland.com
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Vacations, Lodgings, Weekly Rentals, Hotels, Self-catering accommodation, Guest Houses, Touring, Specialist Holidays, Conference Venues, Travel advice, and information on Scottish castles (including castle accommodation), landscape, and sites of interest
Scotts Castle Holidays
Scottish castle and country house accomodations.
Glasgow
Glasgow tourist information.

Scots Gaelige

An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language by Alexander McBain
This is the file containing this dictionary (dated 1911) to be downloaded and used locally.
Comann an Luchd-Ionnsachaidh
The Gaelic Learners' organisation. Information on joining CLI.
Scots Gaelic
Lessons and contacts for learning Scots Gaelic.
Sabhal Mór Ostaig
Scotland's Gaelic-medium college on the island of Skye provides both online and local resources for Scots Gaelic learners.
Carmina Gadelica
Sections of the Carmina in Scots Gaelic and English.
Am Braighe
A newspaper (primarily in English) that intends to be a meeting place for Gaels and anyone interested in Scottish Gaelic language and culture. There is a Gaelic learners section and a bookstore with selection of Gaelic and English books.

Shopping

Books from Scotland
An Ayrshire bookseller on the web.
Lark in the Morning
Fine supplier of instruments and music. Bodhrans, etc.
Duncan House
Garth Duncan's fabulous Celtic and Scottish blades, traditional and custom jewelry.
Scots Connection
Kilts and tartan items, gifts and more.

Magazines

U.S. SCOTS Magazine
Info for the Scottish-American community including games and events, sample articles and links.

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