Armin's World Tour of Scotland

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As I planned a large part of my tour via the internet (not to mention published my travelogue...) a list of helpful pages I used might be useful. Use these for further information for your holiday planning or to just find out more about Scotland.

Scotland Information:

Various websites with general information about Scotland and travelling in Scotland

Armin's travelogues - my own travelogues, including visits to Scotland 1997-2001

Isle of Islay - More blatant self-promotion. My own pages about the Isle of Islay

Scottish Tourist Board - The official site from the tourist board

The Internet Guide to Scotland - Joanne Mackenzie-Winters excellent pages with lots of information about many places in Scotland

Historic Scotland - Owner of various historic sites in Scotland including Melrose Abbey, Edinburgh Castle and Skara Brae

The National Trust for Scotland - more attractions throughout Scotland including Culloden Battlefield, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House and Iona

Visit Shetland - The Shetland Tourist Board, very helpful and friendly.

Hotels & Transport:

Websites from hotels and ferry companies, helpful links to book tickets or check timetables

Caledonian MacBrayne - operates most of the ferries to the islands on the west coast

P&O Scottish Ferries - operates the ferries to Orkney and Shetland

Port Charlotte Hotel - My favourite hotel on the Isle of Islay with great views over Loch Indaal.

Dunain Park Hotel - Excellent country house hotel near Inverness and Loch Ness

Kinloch Lodge - My favourite hotel to stay in on the Isle of Skye. Excellent food and great location.

Allan Guest House - Very nice guest house in Aberdeen, close to town centre yet quiet.

Communication & Internet:

Information about mobile internet etc. How I updated this site while I'm on the road - best browser to view this site ;-) Best support of the W3C standards for HTML and CSS

NoteTab Pro - The editor I use to write these pages. Just markup, no WYSIWYG and all that nonsense...

TopStyle Pro - The best stylesheet editor I know. Essential to work with CSS.

Vodafone UK - The mobile phone company I used, GPRS coverage was surprisingly good.


Scotland Travelogues - at the Travel Library, one of the best collections I know.

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