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Discover Scotland Part 3 - North East Scotland, Shetland and Orkney
May 29 – June 10, 2023
This is a trip of many contrasts. We will explore Scotland’s turbulent past from the epic battlefields of Culloden to the historic castles of Dunnottar and Stirling. We will venture in the majestic Cairngorm National Park, stronghold of the native Caledonian pine forest and its charismatic native host, the red squirrel. We will discover Shetland, an island archipelago much more Nordic than Scottish - a barren but stunningly beautiful, ice-carved landscape, offering a plethora of wildlife watching opportunities. On Orkney, a treasure trove of history awaits us at the many heritage sites on Mainland. Our walks explore Maes Howe, the standing stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar and the UNESCO site of Skara Brae.
All life on these islands is determined by the natural landscapes: Shetland with its windswept shores and Scandinavian style fjords; Orkney with its peaceful crofting communities. Life is sustained by a mixture of farming, fishing and tourism. Whether they are “Farmers who fish” – the Orcadians or “Fishermen who farm” – the Shetlanders, come and meet the people with their unique history, culture and musical folklore, who inhabit this remote and extraordinary corner of our Big Round World.
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Trip Dates: May 29 - June 10, 2023 | 13 day trip
Price is based on double occupancy of rooms. Same gender roommate will be assigned to participants travelling solo. Single supplements are limited. Your non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Either pay on line (credit/ debit cards accepted) using our secure PayPal payment system or write a check, payable to “Big Round World”, and mail it to: PO Box 1337, Lyons, CO 80540.