For visitors to the Highlands they remain fascinated with our history and the stories of battles and castles and learning about tales of bygone eras in our museums. They love to learn about and sample the ‘water of life’ in the many whisky distilleries and discovering Highland music and our kilts of tartan are still very much on the radar of Highland visitors.
Since the 12th century, our
castles have served as defensive
structures, protecting families,
communities and holding
power. Today, most of the
castles in the Highlands,
whether maintained, occupied
or ruined, are places of
fascination for visitors to the
Highlands who are enraptured
with the history and stories
steeped within the castle walls.
A finer dress you will never see
Wear it well just above the knee
A myriad of colours-Awfy fine
Pleats to the back-Swing in time
The colours of your
clan-Ancient and Dress
Wearing the kilt will bring
Whether Burns Night
You can wear your kilt everyday
From foreign lands to
a distant shore
To the cry of Freedom and
Lochaber No More
Shinty is played in some of the
most spectacular settings in
the Highlands and provides one
of the most exciting spectacles
to be found. It is one of the
most dramatic and entertaining
sports in the world,
characterised by its fantastic
team sport and community
Did you know that the number of Gaelic learners outstrips the entire population of Highlands and Islands?
Here is a selection of some of the best museums in the Highlands. If you know of more we should add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music is at the heart of our culture. From gaelic song to the pipes and fiddle, our highland musical heritage is alive and thriving in the 21st century.
The Water of Life runs rich through the Highlands – the largest of Scotland’s whisky producing regions
The clan system was the basis of highland life and people wore the tartan of their clan.
A cornucopia of epicurean delights – the Highlands are home to an abundance of world-class food and drink produce.