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Scotland Frugal Travel Guide

Traveling can be expensive, but once you arrive there are many ways to save while enjoying the sights. This page contains Scotland frugal travel guide information.


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November 12, 2009

We visited this 'Clootie' Well when we were on holiday. A 'clootie or cloot' in Scotland is a cloth. Legend has it that if you or someone you know has an illness, you hang a cloth of theirs at the well and they should get better. As you can see, many people have tried this ancient remedy! This was only a fraction of the cloths all around the well. They varied from sweatshirts, dresses, scarves and even pants!Legend also has it that if you remove one of the cloths, then you take on that person's affliction!

Source: Photograph I took near Munlochy in the Black Isle, Scotland

By Marion from Scotland

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October 13, 2009

Clouds reflected on Loch Carron.
I took this photo on a recent holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Left of centre, at the edge of the Loch, is the village of Loch Carron.

By lanky liz from Scotland

Scenery: Loch Carron, Scotland


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December 21, 2010

This is a view of the north east coast of Scotland after one of our recent snow storms, it was taken from my brother and sister in law's garden. They are fortunate to have spectacular views of the North Sea from their windows.

Source: Photo taken by my brother

By Elizabeth

Snow on the Coast of Scotland


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May 19, 2011

Whilst traveling round Scotland, I had the great fortune to witness these neap tides at Gairloch on the west coast. The waves were about 8 feet high and like a washing machine - continually crashing but only going up the beach about 20 feet - such power was fantastic to watch and capture as they only lasted a couple of hours. They were the highest neap tides ever recorded for forty years according to locals.

Editor's Note: "A tide that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least; the lowest level of high tide. Neap tide comes twice a month, in the first and third quarters of the moon."- from the Free Dictionary


By Graeme M.

High tides in Scotland.

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January 21, 2011

Thought you might be interested to see a photo of the public toilets at the Kyle of Lochalsh in the Highlands of Scotland. The toilets have won awards for cleanliness and uniqueness and have become something of a tourist attraction! The toilets and hand basins are sparkling clean. There are flowers and pictures from ceiling to floor. The 20 pence entrance fee is money well spent. This is the Ladies but I have it on good authority that the Gents are just as nice!


Source: Taken while on holiday last year

By Elizabeth T.

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November 21, 2010

This is a photo of Red Castle in Lunan, Scotland that I took this spring. The earliest structure was built in the 12th century. It passed through several hands until the 16th century. At that time the owner, Lady Elizabeth Beaton, ejected her husband who had fallen in love with her daughter. Her husband, James, along with his brother, Andrew, laid siege to the castle and eventually burned the residents out. The castle fell into disrepair after that.

The red color comes from the sandstone used to build it, typical of the area around Lunan, Scotland. The tower was built in the 15th century but it is believed that the 2 meter thick curtain wall dates from the 13th century.

By Kathleen

Red Castle (Lunan, Scotland)

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July 8, 2010

This was a photograph taken on Mid Summer evening from my garden.

By Isobel

Midsummer Sunset (Scotland)

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March 28, 2012

My niece has been working with the reindeer in Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains. They are very tame and a popular tourist attraction all year round.

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June 18, 2013

My niece works as a reindeer herder in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. This is a photo of some of the mothers and calves being herded up to higher ground, where they will spend the summer months.

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June 28, 2010

We are so lucky to live within walking distance of our beach. The town can be seen in the distance and off to the right there is a small river flows out to sea; the dunes and golf course are adjacent and provide such varied walks.

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February 15, 2012

My niece is working in the Cairngorms, herding reindeer. This is one of the many spectacular views she encounters on a daily basis.

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March 3, 2011

This memorial was unveiled last year at Fraserburgh in NE Scotland, and dedicated to the local lifeboatmen who have lost their lives endeavouring to save others. Brave men who go out in the stormiest of weather, with no regard for their own safety.

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August 8, 2011

Toward Lighthouse located on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The lightkeepers house is privately owned, however the lighthouse is still owned by the Council and still operates.

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September 30, 2009

Loch Ussie in the Highlands of Scotland. I took this photo from the top of Knockfarrel, near the cottage we had rented for our holiday.

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