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2014-05-22 23:07:16

Pride of Britain Hotels Awards Top Property to The Torridon, A Rebecca Recommends Endorsed Hotel Wester Ross, Scotland (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Torridon has been named 2014 Hotel of the Year by Pride of Britain Hotel Consortium. Nestled deep in the Scottish Highlands, The Torridon was built in 1887, originally as a shooting lodge for the First Earl of Lovelace. In 1992, the property was sold, refurbished into a luxury hotel and has since been regarded as one of the finest in the United...

2011-02-09 05:36:00

EDINBURGH, February 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Win at http://www.greatscottishadventure.com VisitScotland, the national tourism agency, is offering Americans the chance of winning their very own Great Scottish Adventure. Stay in a Clan Chief's Scottish castle, experience the thrills of the Edinburgh Festivals, kayak with dolphins and whales off Scotland's islands, treat yourself to the ultimate malt whisky indulgence and explore the secrets of Loch Ness. These five amazing...

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2010-09-09 08:41:09

By studying similarities in the genes of Scots Pine trees, scientists have shown that the iconic pine forests of Highland Scotland still carry the traces of the ancestors that colonized Britain after the end of the last Ice Age, harboring genetic variation that could help regenerate future populations, according to new results published in the journal Heredity. The research was carried out by an international team from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the Polish Academy of Sciences,...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Tanner, Geoff Abstract: None of the major roles assigned to the Highland Boundary Fault, such as a transcurrent fault with an orogen- parallel, sinistral displacement of several hundred kilometres, or terrane boundary, are confirmed. The Highland Boundary Fault can be traced NE-SW across Scotland for >240 km and defines the northern margin of the Midland Valley. Except for small outliers of Late Palaeozoic rocks on the NW side, it separates the Highland Border Ophiolite and Dalradian...

2008-09-05 12:00:24

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT THE fourth Blas festival opens in Inverness tonight . . . and in Strontian, Raasay, Glenelg, Ullapool, Nairn, Lochinver and Wick as well. Because Blas - Gaelic for taste or flavour - is all about delivering a modern festival to village halls in some of the most remote and peripheral communities in the land . The event grew out of Highland Council's desire to create a new festival for the Highlands which would match the vitality of Cape Breton's...

2008-08-15 06:00:29

By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN SCOTLAND's newest airport was officially opened yesterday, more than a year behind schedule and nearly three times over budget. Oban airport will provide a link with the islands of Coll, Colonsay and Tiree, in a scheme it is hoped will boost the Highland economy and stem depopulation. It marks the end of a project conceived by Argyll and Bute Council nine years ago, and long mired in controversy. Initially earmarked at GBP 3.25 million, and seen as a way of...

2008-08-12 15:00:45

By GRAEME SMITH HOLLYWOOD actor Kevin McKidd yesterday called for tax breaks for film-makers to encourage more movies to be made in the Highlands and Islands. The Elgin-born star of Trainspotting, who has just started filming a series of top American drama Grey's Anatomy, was speaking in his home town at a ceremony marking his appointment as patron of the Scottish Highlands and Islands Film Commission (SHIFC). The actor, who is now based in Los Angeles and is best known for roles in the...

2008-08-12 06:00:38

By JOHN ROSS THE Hollywood actor Kevin McKidd has called for tax breaks for film-makers to encourage more movies to be made in the Highlands and Islands. The Elgin-born star, now based in Los Angeles, was in his home town yesterday at a ceremony marking his appointment as patron of the Scottish Highlands and Islands Film Commission (SHIFC). The actor is best known for his roles in the TV series Rome, the film Trainspotting and the romantic comedy Made of Honour, and he has just...

2008-08-05 00:00:17

By B. Suresh Ram KUANTAN: Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said the time has come to place limits on Cameron Highlands' development and land openings for vegetable farming. The move was to ensure that its ecology, environment and habitat could be preserved for future generations, he added. Opening a seminar on scientific expedition findings in Cameron Highlands here yesterday, he felt that the hill station had been overdeveloped over the years. He urged the Cameron Highlands...

2008-07-24 15:00:39

By MARY ELLEN SCHOONMAKER The continuing saga of the Highlands entered a new chapter this month with the approval by the Highlands Council of the long- awaited regional master plan. It would be nice to say after four years and a long road of good intentions there is a document worth celebrating. But hardly anyone is happy with it. Predictably, environmentalists say it doesn't go far enough to protect the invaluable watershed that serves 5 million people in this state. And just as...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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