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spootsspoots Member ✭✭
edited September 2017 in Scotland's cities and towns
There seem to be a lot of places in Scotland with nine letters; so, similarly to the 10-letter thread, share your favourites here!


I've never failed to be impressed by Stromness.  A historic town of winding alleyways and cobbled roads, it huddles around the Brinkies' Brae, a hill to the west.  Stromness has an excellent natural harbour, and there are always lots of fishing boats in.  It also has an excellent museum, a brilliant art gallery, good places to eat and the views from the Point of Ness are stunning.


  • ParsmanParsman Member ✭✭✭
    Kirkcaldy - plus points: It is in Fife, great Gallery, fantastic front along the River, home of linoleum. Minus point - it isn't Dunfermline :) but it is in Fife so we'll let that slide.
  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Ooh ok I can think of a few:

    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
  • VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited September 2017
    @VisitScotlandAmanda Knockando??  Sounds really nice......what's it like? ;)

  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    I <3 ABERFOYLE! 

    It's only a small village in the heart of the Trossachs but there's so much to see and do there....

    I recently visited The Lodge Visitor Centre which has a fantastic range of walks through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.  One of my favourite paths leads down to the Little Fawn Waterfall and if you look up you often see folk whizzing over it on the Go Ape adventure course.  I also love spending time in the Red Squirrel Hide watching the Red Squirrels scurry through the trees...its amazing!

    Doon Hill is also in Aberfoyle and has a magical trail full of local folklore about the mischievous faeries.  A the top there is an old tree which is where the spirit of the Reverend Kirk is held (the reverend investigated the faeries and published a book about them, which they didn't like, so they stole his soul and trapped it in the tree).  If you bring a ribbon, or a gift for the faeries, you can make a wish which they may, or may not, grant.  :p

  • spootsspoots Member ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    E D I N B U R G H

    What is there to say about Edinburgh that hasn't been said already?  Not much.  So here are some photos.

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