Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow reveals the world’s first ever interactive stained glass window. You can scan the 2D barcode in the window using a smartphone, and you are taken to a webpage explaining the designs and given information about the glass.
While the new glass is as modern as it can be, stained glass in Maryhill has a long history to narrate. It was in 1878, the then Burgh commissioned twenty stained glass windows to showcase the trades and industries of Maryhill. They were designed by the artist Stephen Adam, and have become known as the crown jewels of Maryhill. The Scotish Tours to the area can get you into the detailed historic experience of Maryhill Burgh Hall and around. Continue reading
The second time Ash from the Iceland volcano is here and likely to force airport closures across Europe and parts of UK, which includes Scotland, Liverpool and Manchester. So this latest development follows more closure of airports and flight diversion on cards and it seems the summer vacation goers are likely to get hit.
Some Airports in the Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have had to shut down. It is more likely to be decided on which way the wind blows, but it is expected that there will be more closure in Britain. This latest volcano ash comes in at a time when flights are grounded and striking employee. So economically this is going to hurt the flight companies and to those travelers who would like to have a break. The tourist industry too will face the wrath if the airport are closed.
Passengers are advised to confirm with their travel agents or airline company website before they plan to leave home for vacation or trip. Iceland airport was shut down on Friday which caught some passenger wondering. As said above tourist-centric business in Europe and in the UK will have to keep their fingers crossed as this could effect their business.
Huntly in Scotland is well-known for its Castles. The place has lots of interesting places to visit, relax and enjoy and the major attraction related to this place is its historic buildings. Besides the castles you have Brander Museum and Leith Hall. Most of the tourist visiting Huntly prefer to stay in this Castle and enjoy the contemporary food available here. Whisky lovers can look out for the Glendronach Distillery and the Duncan Taylor Whisky Shop.
Attractive parks for children like Bogie Dragon and the family can have equally better place to spend their time at Peregrine Wildwatch and Huntly Falconry Centre. Drive down to Kildrummy Castle Gardens for its tranquil atmosphere, there’s so much to do.
Amidst all this is tourism is the project by Huntly’s tourism – the construction of hostels. The project initiated in a way that will convert outbuildings into hostel. The need for this type of accommodation was long awaited and there isn’t much like this between Elgin and Aberdeen. This will also encourage other business in town and the project will be an added advantage for Huntly tourism in general. It is believed that the move will help tourism and will enhance the local economy.
There is no dearth of things to do in Huntly, the most popular activities can be fishing , cycling or pony trekking in the woods.
If you need to know more about Scotland travel and tourism, and whom to contact for your needs, please visit the our website on Scotland. The section of the website will give you all details you need to get when you visit Huntly.
Dolphin watching has become one of the popular activities in Scotland these days. Moray Firth mud basins are home to large colonies of bottle nose dolphins. You can also spot schools of seals that spread out in spectacular formations trying to battle the strong currents. In case you are looking for something different from the many common sporting events like kayaking and rafting in Scotland for your stag weekends, these options would be worth considering.
Chanonry Pont, north of Inverness is the spot to be in to check out the leaping dolphin calves and adults. The best part is that dolphins can be spotted virtually all round the year but if you happen to be here in summer, you run a better chance to spot large colonies of these adorable and friendly creatures which love humans and their presence. Groups of Atlantic salmon that leap through the waterfalls to reach their place of birth of Loch Shin, where they would spawn the next generation attracts lots of curious onlookers
Head to Dornoch for beaches and some of the best angling spots and quad biking options. Wine trails, shooting ranges and the fabled royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course, the third oldest in the world, makes it a perfect spot for all your stag party activities. From simple and straight to wild and wicked, no matter how you wish your stag party experience to be, Scotland will be a perfect choice.