Selkirk and Edinburgh (07:33)
Selkirk, located in southern Scotland, was once the seat of rebellion against English rule. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Castle Rock was built in the 11th century and used as a fortress during wars of independence.
Religious History and St. Andrews (05:16)
Dunfermline Abbey was built in the ninth century as a Celtic place of worship. It became Christian over the centuries and was rejected as an official place of worship during the Protestant Reformation. St. Andrews is home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club; its golf course is one of the most famous in the world.
River Tay and Scottish Castles (04:27)
Perthd was once the site of religious violence. The city of Dundee has a large fishing and crude oil industry. Scone Palace was the seat of Scottish royalty beginning in the ninth century; Drum Castle in Aberdeen is a popular tourist destination.
Scottish Highlands (05:59)
The Grampian Mountains are part of the highlands. Multiple national parks protect the landscape and wildlife. The area is filled with glacial lakes.
Loch Ness and the Great Glen Fault Line (05:38)
Loch Ness is famous because of the Loch Ness Monster. Visitors can climb the stairs in Urquhart Castle to get a better look at the water. The Caledonian Canal runs along the Great Glen fault line and connects Scotland's east and west coasts; Inverness is located along on the canal near Loch Ness.
Sound of Mull and Oban (05:35)
Duart Castle was built in the 13th century as the seat for the chieftains on the Isle of Mull. Oban is a western coastal city with a port frequently visited by fishing boats, ferries, and tourist ships.
Inveraray, Scotland (02:34)
Inveraray is the ancient seat of Clan Campbell. When the clan overtook the area in the 14th century, they built Inveraray Castle as a stronghold.
Loch Lomond, the Troassachs Hills, and Stirling (04:37)
Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Scotland and sits at the bottom of the Trossachs Hills. Stirling is an important site in Scotland's history; a national monument honors Sir William Wallace. Stirling Castle is one of the most impregnable fortresses in the country.
Scotch Distilleries (02:18)
Scotland is known for making scotch. Tourists often visit and travel the Whiskey Trail through Scotland.
Glasgow, Scotland (04:27)
Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland and the hub of business and art. Numerous ornate and medieval buildings sit throughout the city, including the Royal Infirmary and the Glasgow Cathedral.
Central Valley (06:23)
Suburban areas of Glasgow are not far from untouched landscapes in the Central Valley. Some medieval homes and castles became ruins in the valley.
Credits: Visions of Britain and Ireland: Scotland (00:45)
Credits: Visions of Britain and Ireland: Scotland
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