A Selection of Screensavers and Windows "Themes" with a Scottish Flavour

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Here are a number of places where you can download screensavers and Windows 'Plus' Themes plus some Mac equivalents. Most of them are free although one or two CD-Roms, obtainable through mail-order, have also been included.

Of course, these days, software programs like Picassa allow you to easily create your own screensaver from pictures on your PC. And this Rampant Scotland site has loads of pictures of Scotland you can download if you need any graphics!

Castles of Scotland
A slide show of twelve Scottish castles which is available free from Rampant Scotland. It will run on any Windows PC (though there may be a problem with 64-bit machines) and has a music track playing in the background. Just right click on Castles of Scotland and select ""Download" or "Save Link as" (depending on your browser) to save the program to your PC. Run the executable file and install.

Beautiful Britain
Beautiful Britain screensavers are approximately 1Mb in size and can be customized or easily uninstalled if required. There are quite a number of screensavers available, but being a British site they are a mixture of Scotland and other parts of the UK.

Beautiful Scotland
Images of the lochs, abbeys, and castles. From Dryburgh Abbey to Loch Ness, these pictures give you a glimpse of Scotland's landscapes and architecture.

CeCe's Scottish Tartan Desktop Themes and Screensavers
Cece has created an amazing collection of 400 Clan, Family and District Tartan Desktop Themes for free download. There are clan badges, a map of Scotland and Celtic, Saints and Crosses Themes plus Celtic midi tunes to download as well. And as if that wasn't enough, there are screen savers based on illustrations from around Scotland. Clearly this site is a labor of love!

Electric Scotland
A screensaver featuring their very own cartoon characters and a special panoramic picture of the Ochil hills in Scotland which makes a unique wallpaper for your desktop! They've also added a little Scottish midi music for you to enjoy.

Highland Park Screensaver
Highland Park Wallpaper as well as a screensaver from the most northerly distillery in Scotland.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
To celebrate the restoration of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, they have created a screensaver with a series of images reflecting the building and the collections. The screensaver file size is 2MB. You need to have Flash Player installed on your computer to install the screensaver, but you can download the software for free from Adobe's website. There is also a selection of Glasgow Museums wallpaper.

Laurie Campbell Photography
A Windows Screensaver featuring over fifty natural history and landscape images by Laurie Campbell. Picyures include a White-tailed Sea Eagle, Scottish Wildcat, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly & Blue Damselfly, Honeysuckle & Common Sundew, Rum and Eigg from Ardnamurchan.

Mysterious Scotland
A collection of screensavers to purchase with subjects such as Scottish castles, Scottish Borders, Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh and the Inner Hebrides.

Scotland Screensaver
Atlantic Networks, Inc has created a screensaver with 24 beautiful pictures from the remote Highland glens and rivers to castles and cities.

Scottish Panoramic Screensaver
A collection of panoramic photos that showcase the beauty of the Scottish landscape. Fully customizable and the pictures can also be used as wallpapers on your desktop.

St. Andrews - Kate Kennedy
The Kate Kennedy 2000 Screen Saver contains 28 hi-res photographs and optional audio descriptions (recorded live) of The Kate Kennedy 2000 Procession at St Andrews University. The announcer was local historian, author and actor David Joy.

Whisky Screensavers
A collection of links to downloads of whisky-related screensavers.

Wildlife of Scotland
Screensavers of wildlife paintings by Martin Ridley. There are two versions of the wildlife screensavers available (8.1mb and 9.6mb), both featuring the paintings and sketches of birds and animals from his website. Each large image is preceeded by a detail from the painting, which appears in one of ten boxes on the screen. The boxes are filled until the sequence is complete.

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