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John O'Groats, in the far north of the Scottish Highlands, is a gateway to the Orkney Islands. Ferry services were established from the mainland to Orkney over 500 years ago. John O'Groats is also a target for intrepid cyclists, walkers and others who travel the 800 plus miles from Lands End.
John Brown, close confidante of Queen Victoria, was said by some to have more than a friendship with the queen he faithfully served after the death of her husband Albert.
John Barrowman, born in Scotland, is best known for his appearances in Dr Who and Torchwood. An all round entertainer Barrowman also sings, dances and presents TV shows.
John Barleycorn - Robert Burns
John Barleycorn is an ancient tale, brought to life in Robert Burns' poem of the same name, detailing the life and tragic death of a character who warms the blood and spirit of many a Scot...
Jocky Wilson - Darts Supremo
Jocky Wilson died, aged 62 and two days, on 24 March 2012. Jocky lived and played hard, and as a premiere darts player is remembered for his love of life and mastery of his sport.
Jim Hewitsons Scottish Miscellany - Book Review
This book provides a fascinating, varied colleciton of information about Scotland. It is accurate in parts, controversial in others, often extremely funny. A great source of light relief for those who enjoy Scotland.
James VI of Scotland
James VI of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots, achieved where his mother had failed - he gained the English throne, and in doing so gained an additional title - James I of England.
Inverness - Highland City
Inverness, with a population of around 65,000, is the northernmost city in Scotland. It provides a great base for visiting other areas of the Highlands and gaining a glimpse of magnificent, imposing, sometimes desolate Scottish Highland scenery.
Ian Rankin, author of the highly successful Inspector Rebus novels, roots his writing in Scottish places and culture.
How To Bag A Munro
The latest Scottish Culture article is about how to "bag" (climb) a munro - one of the 283 mountains over 3,000 feet high in Scotland.
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