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Scotland In Brief

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Сегодня мы продолжаем знакомить коротко с некоторыми (из многих!) чудесами Шотландии, итак…

Loch Ness

More than a thousand people claim to have seen the bulbous back of an unidentified creature briefly break the glassy surface of Loch Ness, then disappear. This legendary body of water is the country’s second largest loch, slightly smaller in surface area, though deeper, than Loch Lomond to its south.

Highland Dancers

Traditionally performed by men, Scottish Highland dancing today is more often performed by women. Highland dancing involves vigorous exertion, precision positioning, and meticulous arm- and footwork. Bagpipers generally accompany the dancing, playing intricate tunes composed by a single family in the 16th century.

Jacobite Steam Train

One of Scotland’s most famous contemporary authors was heavily influenced by her homeland — J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series.  Take a trip to the Highlands and board the Jacobite train, used as the Hogwarts Express in the films. Travel on board the steam train to Mallaig over the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, which also featured in some of the films.

Isle of Lewis

The western shore of the windswept Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides is dominated by jagged, rocky cliffs and roiling Atlantic waves. It’s also the site of ancient stone circles. Inland are fertile lands, expansive peat moors, and in the south, hills. A low population and diverse habitats make the island one of Scotland’s premier wildlife-watching sites.