This year, Scotland will witness the famous artists playing the rhythm of their music talents. Biffy Clyro, Mumford & Sons and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are to appear at this summer’s RockNess music festival.
Others popular ones for the Highlands music event include electronic act Deadmau5 and dance music act Justice. RockNess will be held from 8 to 10 June 2012.
Sheeran is nominated for best male, breakthrough act, best single and best album at next month’s Brit Awards. Biffy Clyro were at RockNess in 2009 and the Scottish band will headline June’s festival at Dores, close to the shores of Loch Ness.
Band members Simon Neil, Ben Johnston and James Johnston were looking forward to perform again at the site near Inverness.
The festival’s organisers expect to make further announcements on other bands and singers to appear.
There’s a lots of things to see and do across the Highlands. Winter is here and there are a range of activities you can enjoy. Experience the numerous events taking place across the Highlands over the coming months; celebrating all that is unique and special across the region. You can expect a warm welcome as everyone enjoys the best of Highland’s rich heritage and culture including spectacular street theatre, music, storytelling, and of course the world famous ceilidhs.
When you think of Scottish Highlands, you ought to think of its scenery. Because that’s what first strikes you. Nobody could remain unmoved by the landscape – it’s that kind of a place. But another way of viewing the Highlands is as a backdrop to exactly the sort of holiday you want – from passive pampering to active exertion, or a bit of everything. Continue reading
Engineer Sir Robert McAlpine who designed Glenfinnan Viaduct situated in Scotland would have been proud if he had lived to see his construction being recognised all over the world due to it being pictured in many of the Harry Potter movies! The Viaduct which was built in 1897–1901 offers fans of the Harry Potter series to enjoy a trip in the Jacobite Steam Train which was transformed into the Hogwarts Express in the movies.
Known to be a part of the railway line that connects to the West Highlands of Scotland to its largest city of Glasgow and then to its capital of Edinburgh, the Viaduct has grown to become a hideout for thousands of Harry potter fans all over the world. The steam train which offers a ride through the rail line has been depicted in many movie scenes such as the flying car sequence and the one which shows the Hogwarts Express crossing over the viaduct. Not alone does the viaduct add to the glory of Glenfinnan but the place itself has many accolades to its credit.
The author of Harry Potter, JK Rowling has cast her influence all over Scotland and especially in Edinburgh where she began writing this world renowned series of book. Many of her ideas were raised from the beautiful surroundings, the cities and castles of this exotic country Scotland. Here’s a great link for Harry Potter fans.
With the completion of the book and the final series of the movie set to roll out this month, it would be hard for many to accept the fact that there won’t be any entry into the magical world in the future. But don’t worry it’s never fading with Scotland showcasing many of its Harry Potter havens which offers a growing series of prolonged excitement by just watching and exploring these wizardry haunts. So hurry to Scotland and make it a magical celebration with the final movie of the series!
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The summer months are here and here’s a list of the most popular summer coach tours of Scotland. The Highlands coach tours are always in demand during the summer, clearly the best time to enjoy the Highlands, Loch Ness and the castles in all their glory.
Travel Scotland’s `Most popular tours of Scotland’ are as follows:
1. The most popluar tour is the ‘3 Day Highlands and Skye coach tour‘, which departs daily from Edinburgh 7 days a week throughout the summer months, and includes accommodation in Inverness – the capital of the Highlands. It’s also available departing Glasgow.
2. The ‘5 day Highland Explorer Tour‘ departs Edinburgh runs 6 days a week and also visits the stunning scenery of the far north, the Cairngorms and a whisky distillery. Again, it’s also available from Glasgow.
3. ’The Best of The Highlands 4 Day Coach Tour‘ is essentially what it says – a four day coach trip to a variety of Scotland’s finest scenery, from the far west to the far north coast of Scotland, plus the Isle of Skye. Also available 6 days a week in the summer months departing from Glasgow.
4. Travel Scotland’s most popular day tour is the ‘Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands minicoach tour‘ with Rabbies Tours – a 5 star tour company.
5. The “Scotland in a day tour” covers the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness (for some Nessie hunting!), and Pitlochry. The tour runs every day throughout the year. They also run the tour daily from Glasgow.
All tours welcome children aged 5 and over and for further details on accommodation, hotel deals and tonnes of tips visit www.scotland.org.uk.