In Scotland we are lucky to have a wide array of hobbies and interests to partake in that appeal to a diverse range of individuals. In this article we have listed, just, a few activities that may appeal to you.
Stirling Castle was the key to the kingdom of Scotland, dominating a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a a powerful stronghold before becoming the great royal residence that you see today. During the Scottish Wars of Independence which saw Scotland fight for its right to become a free nation from England – the castle changed hands 8 times in 50 years. It was the childhood home to one of the most famous people in Scottish and British history such as Mary queen of Scots,James the VI and I. The castle served as the final frontier to the Scottish Victory. As the English rushed to stop King Robert the Bruce from capturing the castle they met at the nearby region of Bannockburn. Despite being heavily outnumbered the military tactics of King Robert paid off as he defeated the English Army and took the castle, thus awarding Scotland its status as an independent nation split from English rule. (more…)Read More