Monday, 29 April 2013



Whisky Galore bottles of whisky up for auction at Glasgow auction website, Scotch Whisky Auctions - bids can be offered up until the 5th May 2013.
The sinking of the SS Politician off the island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebridies on the West coast of Scotland in 1941 encouraged a famous book and thereafter a film called Whisky Galore.

The current bid for two bottles (ie; 4th May 2013) is £3200. The bottles were retrieved from the 8000 tonne SS Politician's cargo.

In 1987 a professional diver retrieved eight bottles from the wreck of the SS Politician and sold them on for £4000 - not a bad pay day! These two bottles in the ongoing Glasgow auction website are both from the original eight retrieved by the professional diver.

Two rare bottles of whisky and a huge piece of Scottish history for the right bid and surely a solid investment.

If it's news to you? then you read it here first!
Footnote update;; the final winning bid was £12,050.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Homecoming Scotland 2014 Gowk's Storm snippet

Homecoming Scotland 2014 Gowk's Storm snippet

Homecoming Scotland 2014 snippet about the Gowk's Storm happens usually in April over on average three days.

The Gowk's Storm represents the arrival of Spring in Scotland and for those unsure or have never heard the comment it simply means the arrival of the common cuckoo.

A Gowk in Scotland is another name for a cuckoo or dialect for an insult and another name for a fool/idiot.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Homecoming Scotland 2014 WICK nr CAITHNESS local information snippets

Homecoming Scotland 2014 WICK nr CAITHNESS local information snippets

Busy and lively fishing area which has fantastic cliff scenery, it's well worth remembering that Wick is one of these northern towns which has almost no summer nights, and on chosen nights they have golf, tennis, bowls which stretch accross the midnight hour where the Sun is no sooner down than it's back up again almost immediately.

 You can cross to Orkney and Shetland from Wick or if you prefer you can travel about six (6) miles north and visit the ruin of an old castle.

Wick is approx. 14 miles from John o' Groats and well worth a visit for the beautiful scenery alone.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Homecoming Scotland 2014 ABERDEEN local information snippets

Homecoming Scotland 2014 ABERDEEN local information snippets


Aberdeen is a city built of granite, this includes the harbour and fish quays, bridges, churches and the 15th century cathedral, university and schools, roadways, seashore prominade.

The most of the silver grey granite comes from a great quarry within the city boundaries. The pink granite comes from Peterhead which is 25 miles away.

Shopaholics will love Aberdeen with the city centre's Union Street choc -a - bloc with all types of modern shopping with a few pedestrian shopping precincts.

Evening entertainment can be as lively or quiet as the holiday and vacation maker needs, with well known artists appearing at Aberdeenshire venues, or perhaps for those who love the idea of walking, fishing or golfing then Aberdeenshire is the ideal venue.

If it's news to you, then you read it here first!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Another Scottish view from the sitting room.

Just another beautiful creature seen from the sitting room...this one is easily recognised with it's grey neck front. Last year saw this one struggling with the winter weather and it's coat is no longer in a poor state. A beautiful creature which visits my garden regularly.

A Scottish view from the sitting room

I am fortunate enough to see sights like this daily, how lucky am I ?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Graphic courtesy of VisitScotland/ScottishViewPoint


Homecoming Scotland 2014 will run from the 31st of December 2013 right through until the 31st of December 2014.

An enormous amount and range of events awaits all who visit in this very special year.

The year 2014 may well go into Scotlands record books as something extra special as 2014 kicks off into the year when Glasgow welcomes the World under the sport umbrella of the Commonwealth Games which will automatically attract the information media and eyes of the World into our beautiful country.

Homecoming Scotland 2014 also brings with it The Ryder Cup where top golfers compete in the challenges of nature on one of Scotland's premier golf courses.

We must not forget either that Scotland will go to the polls this year voting on the independance of our great nation.

Scotland in 2014 will cover "Food and Drink", "Active", "Creative", "Natural", "Ancestry", and of course so much more since our last Homecoming of 2009, we will keep you up to date with events and hopefully some inside knowledge.

We will be visitied by people from all over the World, many old friends and many new friends will be made, but one thing we can all be sure of and that's the hearty welcome they can all expect when visiting anywhere in Scotland.

We look forward to 2014 where Scotland will be found waiting to offer it's hand of trust and friendship.
If it's news to you, then you read it here first!
Aberdeen Website Design

Scotland is special! - click the graphic to enlarge it.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Welcome Worldwide visitors, please note anything under this banner is classed as archive and has been left intact for the benefit of students and those wishing to learn about Scotland and Scotland's people and some of Scotland's customs.
As 2014 comes upon us then more and more information will be added to these pages for those researching and wishing to become informed on what Homecoming Scotland 2014 has in store. Enjoy your sojourn and "haste ye back".