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Huntigowk Day

By Sophie 8 months ago 619 Views No comments

Did you know that in Scotland, April fools day was traditionally called Huntigowk Day? The name comes from the saying 'Hunt the Gowk' which translates from Scots as 'hunt for the cuckoo' or 'foolish person'. In Gaelic the alternative translation would be 'La na Gocaireachd' which means 'gowking day' or La Ruith na Cuthaige which means 'the day of running the cuckoo'.

The Loch Ness International Knitting Festival

By Sophie 1 years ago 1261 Views No comments

As September draws to an end, the autumn months are well on their way. The air is cooling and it is the perfect time for warm knitted jumpers and cosy cashmere sweaters. It is also the perfect time for Loch Ness to hold it's annual International Knit Festival.

Nessie

By Sophie 1 years ago 954 Views No comments

Loch Ness and Nessie are a large part of Scottish history and folklore. Thousands of tourists flock to the area every year with only one mission in mind. To catch a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.