Sweeney Todd Demon Barber

Tucked away in a quiet corner, next to the MacDonald Bros Ltd Butchers & Delicatessen, Sweeney Todd, the demon barber, awaits unsuspecting visitors to the tranquil Scottish small town of Pitlochry.

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WARNING: The following picture contains scene which some viewers may find disturbing.

Pitlochry Sweeney Todd 2

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Eilean Donan Castle

Located on a small island (Eilean Donan) in the western Scottish Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle is an unmissable landmark and a popular stop for travelers en route to the Isle of Skye. It has been voted the best castle in Scotland by the readers of "Scotland" magazine in 2007 and often said to be the most photographed monuments in Scotland.

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Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland (11/2008)


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What is an IRN-BRU?

You should know the answer if you have been to Scotland.


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What is a Haggis?

If you are asking that question or planning a wild haggis hunt in Scotland, check this out at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. The exhibit is my personal favourite in the museum!

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Haggis exhibit at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (2008)

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Canine Issue


Dog Waste Dublin

Translation: Use your head...or even better...USE DOG WASTE BAG!!

Dog Waste Oslo


Dog Waste Glasgow

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  • Wikipedia: Dog Poop Girl (개똥녀) incident in South Korea
  • BBC: How serious a problem is dog fouling?
  • UK Home Office: Dog Fouling and the Law-A guide for the public

Dolly the Sheep

This extraordinary sheep hit the headline in 1997 as the world's first cloned mammal, a testament to Scottish achievement in biotechnology. Dolly has now assumed a new educational role in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Dolly the sheep
"Dolly the sheep" in the Connect Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (12/2007)

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National Museums of Scotland: Dolly
Science Museum: Dolly
Wikipedia: Dolly
Genome News Network: Dolly
The Guardian: Scientists dispute credit for Dolly


Hmm...wonder if we get yarn from hairy coo?

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A fold of highland cattle, Isle of Mull (04/2007)

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Highland Cattle World

A Wee Dose of Historical Combat

Brutal combats from the past brought to live at Linlithgow in AD 2007!

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The Battle of Stirling Bridge, reenacted at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland (07/2007)

Video: Jousting event at Linlithgow Palace (07/2007)

The Other Side of the Fence

Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence?

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A hill, somewhere on the Isle of Mull, Scotland (04/2007)

Apple Store Came to Scotland

Reporting from Scotland specially for Mac fans out there, the first Apple Store here was officially open on 25/08/07 (9 am) in Glasgow. The store address is 147, Buchanan Street, previously housed "The Pier".

Mac fans queued up for the grand opening of Apple Store in Glasgow (25/08/07)

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Apple Store (Buchanan Street)
BBC news online
BBC Reporting Scotland video news clip

Outside the Castle Wall

Gazing out from the castle, I saw a medieval trebuchet and a Decepticon in disguise (or was that just a huge lawn mower?).

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The front lawn of Urquhart Castle, as viewed from the castle (04/2007)

Tartan and Kilt

Away from the tropics, Kiat is currently in the Land of Tartan and Kilt, pursuing knowledge, broadening his horizons and learning about haggis, whisky and Irn-Bru. No, he still has not learnt how to play a bagpipe :-P

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Participants posing at George Square, Glasgow for the Glasgow International Piping Festival (10/08/07)