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Understanding Your Scottish Surname

Names tell a story about each of us and about our ancestors. Nowadays, Scottish surnames have made their way all over the world. You’ll find people with Scottish surnames in almost every corner of the planet, with an even higher concentration in countries that had a significant level of Scottish immigration in the past, such … Continue reading “Understanding Your Scottish Surname”

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Stirling Bridge on a sunny day in Scotland
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5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Spring

Spring is well on its way to being sprung in Scotland, and with the changing of the seasons comes a change in the way visitors will experience Scotland. The scenic snows of the Highlands are on their way out (although on the highest peaks, some will hang around for months yet, making for beautiful photos). … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Spring”

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Gaelic and Scots: A Visitor’s Guide to Scotland’s Other Languages

The Scottish Highlands Part of what makes Scotland such an accessible destination for visitors from the US, Canada, and other countries where English is the majority language is that you don’t need to get a phrasebook or a language app to find your way around here. As in the other countries of the UK, Scotland’s … Continue reading “Gaelic and Scots: A Visitor’s Guide to Scotland’s Other Languages”

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Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland
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Looking Forward to Scotland in 2019

Hogmanay has been and gone, and we’re all looking forward to the year ahead. For everyone here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, this involves anticipating the various unique events and celebrations that occur throughout the year. 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for Scotland and there’s never been a better time to consider arranging … Continue reading “Looking Forward to Scotland in 2019”

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Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle on Hogmanay - New Year
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Hogmanay: Why is New Year’s in Scotland So Special?

There’s a reason Scotland’s New Year celebrations are famed all over the globe. While all countries have their own ways of saying goodbye to the old year and ushering in a new beginning, none have quite the same level of enthusiasm powering these rituals as Scotland. Here, the celebrations on December 31st are known as … Continue reading “Hogmanay: Why is New Year’s in Scotland So Special?”

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Frequently Asked Questions About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and, recently, it has grown in popularity, becoming one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world. For the team here at Inspiring Travel, it’s heartening to see our capital city receive the praise and attention it deserves, and many of our tailormade and set Scottish tours involve visiting … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Edinburgh”

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Frequently Asked Questions About Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city and the third most populous city in the UK. Glasgow has a lot to offer visitors, including its vibrant nightlife, rich history, several amazing museums and art galleries, and some of the best multicultural cuisine in Scotland. Glasgow is a true modern metropolis, but it has managed to hold on … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Glasgow”

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2017 Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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Guide to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

With an annual international television audience of around 100 million and 220 thousand live spectators, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the biggest events on Scotland’s calendar and well worth a visit if you’re visiting in August.  Whether you’re on one of our pre-set guided Scotland tours or on one of our fully customised … Continue reading “Guide to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo”

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A Brief Introduction to The Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh undergoes an incredible transformation in August, with the advent of the Edinburgh Festival: arguably the biggest celebration of culture and performing arts in the World. Although it’s often considered to be one single festival, it’s technically 11 different festivals that all take place in August. The two biggest festivals are the Edinburgh International Festival … Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to The Edinburgh Festival”

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St Andrews golf course in Scotland
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Scotland, the home of golf

Here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we’re immensely proud of the customisable nature of our Scotland tours. We offer tailor-made Scottish experiences to match our clients’ unique requests, and we have a range of pre-existing luxury Scotland tours if you’re looking for a little travel inspiration before you plan your next trip. For this blog post, … Continue reading “Scotland, the home of golf”

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