Heart o' Scotland Links
These links to wonderful Scottish web sites are organized by topic.
Click on the topic to pop down to the links for that category
or scroll down through all the links.
Literature and Music
Scottish Stickers: REAL MEN WEAR KILTS http://www.thebards.net/nagians/free_sticker/
Celebrate your Celtic & Scottish cultural heritage while helping
to promote the Brobdingnagian Bards with Free Stickers that read
'Real Men Wear Kilts'! Just send a SASE for your free sticker
and promote The Bards today!
Scottish.com This is a marvelous and extremely popular web
site, created by talented young Scots expatriate Andrew McDiarmid,
and featuring his articles, reviews, and interviews. Lots to read
and Brand Ink Beautiful limited edition giclee art prints
portraying Scottish historical themes from original pen and
ink art by Harve Hildebrand.
Mythology and Christianity Links
of Celtic Shamans. Wonderful site for those who are seriously
interested in Celtic animism. Well-designed, well-written, tons
of fascinating information, and great links to ancient Celtic
documents and religious sites.
Rowan Fairgrove has created a marvelous portal to sites of interest
to the spiritual seeker. It is rare to find an ecumenical compendium
displaying such respect and openness toward seekers of all faiths.
An excellent resource.
Trails. Jackie Queally provides visitors to Edinburgh with
unique walking tours of local ancient and sacred sites, steeped
in centuries of old traditions, both pagan and Christian.
New book site with short articles and resources on Celtic Britain,
the Vikings in Scotland, the Celts and their history, and other topics related to
Crafts and Customs Links
Culture of Scotland - recommended by the students in Mrs. Rawlins history class in Cleary Mt. School District.
Several haggis recipes, recipes for a complete "Burns Night"
meal, plus links to other haggis sites. Haggis containing meat
cannot be imported into the US, so you have to make your own,
if you want it.
Sixty-one recipes, weighted toward baked goods.
Heaven for the cross stitcher. Scotland maps, clan crests, thistle
and Scottish wildlife, Celtic knot and crosses, and more. Most
items are offered as full kits or chartpaks. The Mearnscraft company
is located in Scotland; they have secure shopping cart and currency
Scarlett Rose offers her own quilt designs, as well as Celtic
designs by other quilters, plus a wide range of Celtic quilting
books. Most of the designs were sized as wall hangings rather
than bed quilts.
Highland X Press is a Kansas City company that sells clothing
and accessories related to Scottish dance, including kilt patterns
and a book on kiltmaking. Worth a look.
Offers a shareware computer program for designing your own celtic
knots for use in all kinds of art work, as well as other information
on Celtic knotwork and Celtic wallpaper for your computer.
The women of Islay create beautiful celtic quilts (and show one
in progress step-by-step). The site also features the intricately
carved sheepherders' crooks of craftsman and shepherd John Woodrow.
Authentic Island crafts; site is very slow to load, patience required.
- The Scottish Basketmakers Circle is dedicated to promoting basketmaking
and related crafts in Scotland, offering courses from beginner
to expert. If you live elsewhere, check out the beautiful Scottish
baskets in their galleries.
Grace Lindsay and Julie Fleming, based in Scotland, design and
sell gorgeous Celtic wedding dresses. Browse their site for "oohs
Rampant Scotland has a great list of famous scots which includes
short biographies and pictures where available.
The Gazetteer for Scotland has an extensive famous people search
with biographies. This site has a lot of Scottish geographical
information as well.
British novelist Andrew Crumey has written a good, fairly brief
bio of Sir Walter Scott that includes a complete list of works.
Mr. Crumey's novels can be found on amazon.co.uk
Website devoted to Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet.
Great site about Robert Louis Stevenson and his writings
Home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of clan Campbell, open to the
- Scotland's National Bard - Robert Burns, his life, loves
and mostly his poetry and songs. Scotland's National Bard is loved
and quoted all the world over.
Heritage Society. Serving the Scottish diaspora, this site
features genealogy forums, extensive links, guides to Scottish
games and festivals around the world, and more.
Capital Scot. Jim MacGregor's site includes topics of interest
for Scots in the Washington DC area, interesting links, and an
The biggest and best of the genealogy links directories - everything
Society - Visit the Clan Duncan Society to meet others of
the clan, exchange genealogy information, and discuss the history
and heritage of Scotland.
Clan Scott Scotland - a revival
of the Clan Scott Society is underway. Click through to get more info.
in Scotland Links
- mostly news about professional and amateur golfing in Scotland.
They have a webcam at St. Andrews - you are there!
Price Golf - play half price golf at over half of Scotlands
golf courses with Scotlands largest green fee discount scheme.
of Scotland Links
History of Scotland - recommended by the students in Mrs. Rawlins history class in Cleary Mt. School District.
Scotland's Wars of Independence - recommended by the students in Mrs. Rawlins history class in Cleary Mt. School District.
- a great resource for everything related to Orkney culture and
history, including a terrific section on the stone age excavations
at Skara Brae.
offical website of the Scottish National Party.
- the Scottish government's website.
Scotch Whisky Association. This is the trade organization;
their web site is chockful of interesting information.
and Clans Links
is a terrific company, located in Scotland, offering a full range
of tartan products, from fabric to kilts, skirts to cummerbunds,
placemats and napkins, even children's clothing. You can choose
your tartan or make your own tartan with their online software.
Prices were listed in both pounds and dollars, and considering
the high quality of the products, seemed very reasonable. They
have a lovely section on planning a traditional Scottish/Celtic
This site has everything you could want to know about tartans
- history, types, how they are made, how to wear them, etc.; plus
a database of 2800 tartans - the largest I've seen - offerred
in conjunction with the Scottish Heritage World Register. They
have a shop, too. Their site was slow to load the day I was there,
Kilts. Wide variety of celtic goods, including
kilts, tartan fabric, highland accessories and footwear, more.
to Scotland Links
of Scotland Tourist Board. All you need to know to plan and
book your trip.
Holidays. Much needed service for family travelers to Edinburgh:
Family friendly accommodation, reliable child-care, activities
organized for the age of your children, trips for all the family
in and around the city, and more.
Rooms in Scotland. One of the
largest databases of accommodation in Scotland on the internet with over
1,000 Hotels, B&Bs and Hostels online as well as loads of general travel
information on Scotland.
Scotland - Rampant Scotland is the largest Scottish links
directory on the internet. Rather than just a list of links, they
provide descriptions of what you will find at each site, as well
as enumerable articles on topics of interest. A terrific site.