Insider’s Guide to Aberdeen, Scotland

It isn’t often that an exact date in a city’s history can be pinpointed as the day that everything changed. Usually, shifts in a city’s fortunes occur slowly over time, taking generations but Aberdeen isn’t like most cities. On October 7, 1970, underwater exploration 110 miles off the Aberdeen coast struck oil and nearly overnight, the "Granite City" became one of Europe’s most prosperous. The ... Read Full Article

Exploring the Islands of Scotland

  Scotland has nearly 800 islands, many of which are uninhabited. The islands are divided into main groupings, which include the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, the Firth of Clyde, and the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Of the inhabited islands, many are connected to the mainland by bridge, while others are accessible only by ferry or plane. Each island has its own unique topography, history, ... Read Full Article