True Highlands Blog
One of the most confusing and hard to decipher aspects of Scottish culture is the role of clans and tartans. Curious visitors often enquire as to what the relevance they have in the modern world. Are they merely a historical anachronism or a link to our past that needs preserving?
One of the most popular pass-times in the Highlands is the pursuit of Munro bagging (hiking to the summit of mountains over 3000ft). To an outsider it can seem a daunting hobby to break into. There is a jargon and a set of unwritten rules that are vaguely intimidating, as well as the safety warnings that can be very off-putting. Here is a basic introduction that will hopefully de-mystify the art of munro-ing a bit and provide a few tips on where to get started.