Rampant Scotland
A Selection of the Best Scottish Web Sites

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Here is a selection of the best Web sites which will give you an insight into what Scotland has to offer to the virtual tourist and researcher.

Angus and Dundee Tourist Board
These pages make you want to go and see the reality. Lots of attractive pages with many illustrations (including some "panoramas") of all the main towns and villages in the county.

Automobile Association Guide
Graded establishments to stay or to eat, with the benefit of a search engine to narrow down the choice covering the whole of the UK, not just Scotland. A winner!

BBC Scotland
Lots of useful information here but the pages of most interest to readers from abroad will include the "Reporting Scotland" news bulletin in RealVideo and live streaming of radio programmes.

Celtic FAQ
Questions and answers on a wide range of Celtic-related topics.

Ceolas Celtic Music Archive
The largest collection of information on celtic music available on-line and has links to hundreds of related sites.

Chatelaine's Scottish Castles
Links to one of the most extensive set of links on Scottish castles.

Edinburgh Art Galleries
Well illustrated site on the Fruitmarket Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art plus the National Gallery of Scotland, including a photograph of "The Three Graces".

Edinburgh International Festivals
Links to the main Festival and Edinburgh's 12 major Festivals such as the Tattoo, Science Festival - and Hogmanay.

Edinburgh Malt Whisky Tour
All aspects of malt whisky including Glossary of Whisky Terms and an Active Map showing where distilleries are located.

Electric Scotland Scottish History
Elements of Scottish history including Massacre of Glencoe and the Battles of Falkirk and Culloden

Folk Music
A vast selection of Scottish songs - some just the words, some in midi format others in both formats.

Gazetteer of Scotland
Details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. The site provides maps for the different regions of Scotland, and brief descriptions (often with an illustration) of the geography and history for many of the places included.

Genealogy Gateway
A vast site with over 50,000 genealogy and resource listings, commercial genealogy products and services.

Glasgow School of Art
Full of Charles Rennie Mackintosh references (he designed their building) this is an eye-catching site.

Glasgow Web Site
All the expected tourism aspects of this vibrant city - and more!

Hebrides -a Virtual Guide
Attractive, extensive Web pages about the Western Isles.

Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board
Bright and fresh with links to the various Highland tourist spots plus a search and browse facility.

Hunterian Museum
The oldest public museum in Scotland, with sections on the Romans in Scotland and dinosaurs and fossils.

Internet Guide to Scotland
Guide to the Western Isles (and towns nearby on the mainland) - and why not send a postcard while you are passing through?

Enter the town or village you want and Streetmap UK will produce a large-scale location map.

Megalithic Mysteries
Photographs of megalithic remains, emphasising the mystical aspects of the ancient inhabitants of Scotland.

National Museum of Scotland
In addition to the main Museum of Scotland, there are links to the Scottish United Services Museum and the Museum of Flight at East Fortune plus Shambellie House Museum of Costume.

Orkney Islands
Excellent graphics and descriptions of Orkney. After a virtual reality visit you may be encouraged to visit for real!

Robert Burns Club of Milwaukee
Complete works of Robert Burns, indexed by title, first line, genre, biography, glossary of 2,000 words of Scots dialect. Wow!

Sabhal Mor Ostaig
Good starting point to learn about Gaelic with a 240kb Gaelic Dictionary.

Scotch Whisky Association
The gateway to Scotch whisky.

Scotland "GenWeb" Project
Local resource and reference information for genealogical reasearchers.

Scotland's Past - History
Timeline with linked pages.

Scot Roots
Ancestor research service enlivening family trees with historical photos and maps. The website offers a glossary of old occupations and a Parish listing.

Scottish Christian Web-Base
Over 500 links to hundreds of Scottish churches of all denominations, organisations and individuals whose websites tell the world about their beliefs.

Scottish Football Association
All you need to know about the Scottish football (soccer) scene - results, tables, reports, news. But the organisation of Scottish football being in such a state, the Scottish Premier League is separate....

Scottish Music Information Centre
Wealth of information about the Scottish music scene.

Scottish Origins
Fully searchable index of Scottish birth and marriage records from 1553 to 1897, and death records from 1855 to 1897.

Scottish Parliament
The official Web site of the new Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Tourist Board
Information and illustrations on most parts of Scotland with practical information.

Sgian Dhu Interactive - History
Series of articles about many of the key incidents in Scottish history.

Tartans of Scotland
The register and illustrations of all publicly known tartans.

Traditional Celtic Lyrics
A growing list of songs performed by the Brobdingnagian Bards. Many of the songs listed here can be heard and downloaded from the Free MP3 Downloads section.

Weather from Yahoo
Yes, the weather does change every half-hour but forecasts do help. The BBC weather service provides another slant.

Where to Fish in Scotland
Lots of information about angling, including descriptions of facilities and contacts for Fishing Clubs.

Wildlife Site
Animals, plants, birds, fish, insects, flowering plants. Advice on where to go, what to see (with illustrations), local wildlife news, diary of events - and over 300 pictures of birds alone.

Where else would you like to go in Scotland?

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