Can’t Stop Looking At Scotland

Apr 16, 2014 by

Do you have a favorite image of Scotland?  Matador Network, an online community of travel writers, journalists and photographers, recently posted a list of 30 Images of Scotland We Can’t Stop looking At, and a quick glance through the pictures shows why these shots are so compelling.  From outrageously beautiful landscapes to ancient castles and architecture, the images chosen are clear examples of why Scotland is a major tourist destination and a photographer’s dream.

It’s hard to limit myself when it comes to views of Scotland, but here are a few of my favorite images from the Matador list.

 

 

The Great Highland Bagpipe (GHB) is one of the most iconic symbols of Scotland, and is often used by civilian and military bands, as well as by soloists. Widely used in Europe for centuries, the GHB came into use in Scotland many centuries ago as war pipes played before and during battles.

 

Castle Stalker (Caisteal an Stalcaire, in Scots Gaelic, meaning castle of the hunter or falconer), is a 14th century keep in Argyll, set on a small island in Loch Laich.  This former home of the Clans MacDougall, Stewart and Campbell is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses surviving in western Scotland.  You might remember seeing it in the 1975 film,  Monty Python and The Holy Grail–it is from the top of Castle Stalker that the French soldier (played by John Cleese) famously taunts the English as “English pig dogs” and “silly English K-nig-hts [pronounced kuuuh-nig-its].”

 

 

Who doesn’t love a brawny red haired Highlander? The Highland cow, affectionately known as the Hielan Coo, is certainly popular with most visitors to Scotland.  This hardy breed is native to Scotland and comes in red, black, brindle, dun and yellow coat colors.  Females have horns that generally curve upward (as in the above photo), while the horns of Highland bulls usually grow straight out and slightly forward from the head.

 

To see the rest of the Matador images of Scotland, click HERE.

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Valentine’s Day KILTED Eye Candy

Feb 3, 2014 by

 

Looking for an alternative to the same old Valentine’s Day gift of candy? Try some kilted eye candy!  Our 2014 Kilted Up calendar is loaded with kilted guys, and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the Wounded Warrior Project, so you’re actually giving two gifts.  Plus, we’re sharing the love by taking 14% off your total at check out!

Mr March: Kilted Celtic Hottie and Irish Wolfhounds

Mr March: Kilted Celtic Hottie and Irish Wolfhounds

As our March calendar model, Tim, clearly shows–KILTED eye candy is the BEST kind of candy to give a special someone.

Click HERE to order the 2014 KILTED UP calendar, just $14.99 at lulu.com–the perfect gift for a special someone, friends (especially ones who’ve never seen a kiltie!) or family.

SALE!! Take 14% off your total purchase by using code AMOR14 at checkout!

Support our Wounded Warriors AND show off your Scottish heritage by proudly displaying our Men in Kilts calendar!

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Get KILTED UP for Cupid!

Jan 26, 2014 by

Candy and flowers are the old standbys on Valentine’s Day, but this year give something with a real WOW factor–KILTS!   Our 2014 Kilted Up calendar is loaded with kilted guys, and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the Wounded Warrior Project, so you’re actually giving two gifts. Plus, we’re sharing the love by taking 14% off your total at check out!

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Click HERE to order the 2014 KILTED UP calendar,  just $14.99 at lulu.com–the perfect gift for a special someone, friends (especially ones who’ve never seen a kiltie!) or family. Preview the calendar HERE.

SALE!! Take 14% off your total purchase by using code AMOR14 at checkout!

Support our Wounded Warriors AND show off your Scottish heritage by proudly displaying our Men in Kilts calendar!

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Give a GIFT SLIP for the KILTED UP 2014 CALENDAR!

Dec 18, 2013 by

Need a gift but think it’s too late to ship? Give a GIFT SLIP for the KILTED UP 2014 CALENDAR!

Kilted Up 2014 Calendar on sale now
Kilted Up 2014 Calendar on sale now

Give the gift of our KILTED UP calendar this year!  Click here>> #BESTGIFTEVER to buy.  

Everyone loves men in kilts and our Kilted Up 2014 calendar features twelve REAL men, wearing real kilts, and looking pretty darn fine. Just $14.99 now at Lulu.com– this year’s calendar sales will go in part to support The Wounded Warrior Project, a well-known charity which benefits America’s wounded veterans.

 

If you need a stocking stuffer or gift, but think it’s too late to ship, CLICK HERE>> Lulu.com, buy our calendar and then click the “print a GIFT SLIP” option at checkout. Print the slip, then GIFT the SLIP in the stocking!

QUICK, EASY and no DRIVING involved!

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Answering The Call of the Highland Bagpipes

Dec 10, 2013 by

Not everyone who answers the call of the Great Highland bagpipes is Scottish….

The Pipes Are Calling!

The Pipes Are Calling!

but when the pipes call, you must give it your all!

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A Big Thank You To Atlanta’s King of Kilts

Dec 1, 2013 by

I’m a bit late on this–where does my time go?!– but I’d like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Brad Beaton, owner of AtlantaKilts.com for all of his help and support as we prepared the new Kilted Up 2014 calendar.  Not only did he pose for our calendar ( June’s handsome piper), he graciously loaned us several beautiful kilts and accessories for models who didn’t own one yet .

Brad is a skilled bagpiper, a member of the North Atlanta Pipes and Drums, and an expert in Scottish Highland dress–he KNOWS tartans!  If you need a kilt for the holiday season, Brad is the man who can get you nattily attired for your event.   He and his expert staff have an extensive selection of traditional tartans–heavenly–for you to choose from, whether you want to purchase or rent, along with all accessories.  If you have your own clan tartan or a unique design, AtlantaKilts.com can weave it for you, and can ship your kilt to any state in the US.

Click over to Brad’s FB page and give him a like–please let him know WESCelt sent you!
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FYI, Brad’s kilt in this pic is the lovely (and not often seen) Isle of Skye tartan.

Brad Beaton, AtlantaKilts.com

Brad Beaton, AtlantaKilts.com

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Mar 30, 2013 by

Gaitas atlánticas (celtas): Galega, asturiana, de foles trasmontana, biniou kozh & bombard, piobh mhor(highland great bagpipe), uillean pipe, la veuze.

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