These traditional dances get ratings not only for the dance but also for the right movement of fingers, traditional costumes etc...
and these young ladies really fight hard for every point, as it is a matter of honor to be perfect !
battle of Bannockburn
The site of the battle of Bannockburn. It is not far from the lovely city of Stirling. There is an audio-visual show which explains the the battle and its background and a good display area. You can even try some chainmail armoury on if you like... be warned it is HEAVY!!
The Battle of Bannockburn was one of the defininf moments in Scottish history. It was then that, in 1314, That King Robert the Bruce routed the English forces of King Edward II to win the much longed- for freedom of the Scots.
The Heritage centre lies close to the Borestone which was Bruce's command post for the battle. It is right on the English armies path to what was their target - Stirling castle and you get a good view of the castle in the distance.
Off M80/M9 at junction 9, on A872 2 miles south of Stirling.
bus from Stirling bus station.
Car boot Sale. Mc Diarmid...
Car boot Sale. Mc Diarmid Park. Sundays.. 10am til approx 1pm. The nearest that you will come to Queensday in Amsterdam. Also Car Boots at Errol \\9approx 10Miles away towards Dundee or at the Agricultural Centre 1/2 miles west of Mc Diarmid
all the rubbish that the average Scot doesn't want in their attics, but also some good bargains to be had if you are early
Dundee - City Of Discovery
A great place 10 mins drive from the centre of Dundee, full of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. People come back here year after year because its so nice. We are lucky enough to live 5 mins walk from here. Its very handy!!!
On a lovely summers day, you can get an ice cream from Vissochi's and sit on the beach looking for the dolphins that swim in the River Tay each year. Either that or I can highly recomment having a drink on one of the many pub's pavement seating areas. you might even bump into us!!
The first week of July hosts the Broughty Ferry Gala week with lots of things going on each day and night for both the adults and the kids. The Childrens Window Guessing Competition is especially popular and not just with the Children.
Just across the river is St Andrews - the home of golf. We are located 15--20 mins drive from St Andrews and 10 mins from Carnoustie - perfect for any golf lovers.
A small port and residential suburb to the East of Dundee, Broughty Ferry is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay opposite Tayport in Fife to which it was formerly linked by ferry. Once a fishing village and ferry port, Broughty Ferry developed as a residential and resort town during the 19th Century when many of its fine villas were erected by jute industrialists from Dundee. Incorporated with the City of Dundee in 1913, it has a fine seafront, harbour and esplanade. Guarding the mouth of the Tay estuary, the 15th century Broughty Castle overlooks the harbour. Built in 1498, the castle was restored during the 19th century and now houses a museum featuring displays on Dundee's maritime history.
You can visit the castle for free try - www.dundeecity.gov.uk/broughtycastle/main.htm or www.cometobroughty.co.uk for more information
"Dundee - A Few Facts"
The name of the city is thought to have derived either from the Celtic ‘Duntaw’ - the hill on the Tay – or from the Iron Age fort on top of Dundee Law called ‘Dun Diagh’.
The Tay Railway Bridge is just over two miles long and still remains the longest in Europe. The section closest to Dundee was completed in 1887, to replace a section that was destroyed in 1879 by a storm.
Dundee maintains a spectacular position on the Tay Estuary and is dominated by a dormant volcano called “The Law”. It is the highest point in Dundee, offering a great view over the city and the surrounding area.
Dundee was the home port of the Antarctic exploration ship RRS Discovery, the historic vessel which took Captain Robert Scott to Antarctica. The Discovery, carefully restored, is now the centrepiece of an award-winning tourist and visitor centre at Dundee’s waterfront. see www.rrsdiscovery.com for more information
Dundee was once among the world’s leading whaling ports. The ready availability of whale oil in Dundee led to the establishment of the jute industry in the city in the 1830s. The oil was used to soften the rough jute fibres. Dundee soon became the centre of the world’s jute industry.
Verdant Works, an award-winning site and former jute mill, tells the story of Dundee’s important jute and textiles history. At one time there were as many as 43,000 people employed in the textiles industry in Dundee.
Dundee is also famous for its Journalism with the DC Thomson & Co Ltd (DCT) headquarters still in the town centre (which is where Scott and I work) DCT produce the local papers - the Courier and Evening Telegraph and also world famous comics like the Beano and Dandy.
In May 2006 Dundee is hosting the Radio One Big Weekend - a huge free music festival.
Dundee has its own famous Jazz festival in July and a Flower and Food Festival in September which see's some famous chef's turning up to cook up some great food.
gabriellefox's new Dundee Page
Dundee is in Perthshire, one of Scotland's gems with so much to offer. It is well known for its beautiful trees and lochs and is ideal for romantic breaks at any time of year. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, walking, and cycling.
Popular places to visit include Blair Castle, the Queen's View, Aberfeldy & Pitlochry. My sister and her family live just outside Dundee which gives me an excuse to get up there at least once a year. Whenever I reach this bridge I know I don't have too far to go.