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Clava Cairns – the real Craigh na Dun

Posted by True Highlands in Kit and Caboodle | 13 comments

06.02.17

Clava Cairns is a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. For many years, it played second fiddle to its more famous neighbour, Culloden Battlefield.  That all changed in 2014, with the release of the TV dramatization of Diana Gabaldon’s popular Outlander novel.  Clava Cairns became a bucket list destination overnight, after it was suggested that Outlander’s fictitious stone circle, Craigh na Dun was inspired by the site.  

14 Visitor Centres to check out in the Highlands

Posted by True Highlands in Kit and Caboodle | 4 comments

28.07.16

Educational, fun and a great way to spend some time when the weather is less than ideal, Highland visitor centres offer entertainment, history and a great introduction to the natural world.  

14 Museums – 14 Artefacts of the Highlands & Islands

Posted by True Highlands in Kit and Caboodle | 0 comments

12.05.16

You could tell the history of a nation, through songs, paintings, books or monuments, but the Highlands are blessed with some of the finest and unusual museums you can find anywhere. So here are our suggestions for 14 objects to see that tell a part of our story. It’s not a definitive list, more a chance to highlight the more curious and out of the ordinary things, that can be found in almost every corner of the Highlands.  

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