Tag Archives: Loch Ness

Experience the battles at Urquhart Castle

The magnificent Urquhart Castle, standing on the northwestern shore of Loch Ness, has featured strongly in Scotland’s history. And, this weekend, you can soak up some of the castle’s atmospheric past by experiencing what life was like during the Wars of Independence. The Historic Saltire Society will be bringing “History to Life” through re-enactment performances […]

Remembering Bonnie Prince Charlie and His Brave Jacobites

The “Jacobite” in our name is a frequent talking point as well as, of course, often featuring in Scottish history, folklore and historical fiction. The name comes from the Latin meaning “James” and is often interpreted as referring to followers of James Stuart also known as “The Old Pretender” who tried to regain the throne […]

20 Things About Loch Ness

Loch Ness and the legendary Monster are always a great source of interest and discussion. We never tire of the subjects and, of course, they are the main talking points on our cruises. Here are 20 things you may not know about Loch Ness and Nessie … The scientific name of Nessie is Nessiteras Rhombopteryx.  […]

Experience the Romance of the Highlands

There is no shortage of romance here in the Highlands of Scotland and it is particularly strong at the moment as Valentine’s Day approaches. In fact, the romance of Scotland is spread around the world at this time, with thousands of cards bearing the words of Rabbie Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose”: O my Luve’s […]

The Force is with us on the big screen

Loch Ness is once again featuring on the big screen … this time in the new Star Wars film, “The Force Awakens”. One of the scenes was shot at the loch with Urquhart Castle being seen in the background. And, while we cannot take you to the fictional place in a far off universe many […]