Scotland The Destination of 2014

Author: , January 14th, 2014

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Scotland welcomes ALL the world for the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014! The year-long programme of events will celebrate the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.

Scotland will also play host to two world-class events in 2014 – the XXth Commonwealth Games which Glasgow will host in July and the 40th Ryder Cup to be staged at historic Gleneagles in September.

Not only is this the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn but also Scotland’s people will vote on the 18th September in a referendum; the yes/no question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Whatever happens this will be an historic event.

Make 2014 the year to visit Scotland with Scotland’s only gay tour operator, Black Kilt Tours.
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Scotland leads the way in the United kingdom on Gay Marriage

Author: , July 25th, 2012

Today is a proud day for Scotland
This morning the Scottish Government put Scotland on the road to being one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

If you have not yet heard the news, the Scottish Government announced today that they will be bringing forward legislation to lift the ban on same-sex marriage in Scotland.

They have gone further than the Westminister government proposes – allowing both civil and religious & humanist marriage in Scotland (for those religions that wish to conduct same-sex marriages). This is the most progressive option, allowing for equality and religious freedom.

We also welcome that under the proposals transgender people will no longer be forced to divorce in order to have their gender legally recognised. Opening up marriage to all, regardless of gender, is a sign that Scotland promotes equality for all LGBT people.

RossB is owner of Black-Kilt-tours.com, personalised driver/guided tours in Scotland for the gay community,

Stepping Back in Time – Scotland

Author: , July 13th, 2012

One of the advantages of a personal tour is the accessibility and flexibility that this type of tours allows. So when Tracy and Cyndie asked to see the locations in the ‘Outlander’ by Diane Gabaldon it was easy to incorporate.
It so happened that it coincided with an open day at Castle Leod. Who could have guessed we would have our own tour of the castle and regaled with tales of adventure of the Mackenzies v the MacLeods by John “Caberfeidh” Mackenzie, the clan chief! and 5thy Earl of Cromartie. We’ll remember for a long time the tale of the unsuitable one-eyed Macleod bride being returned to her clan accompanied by a one-eyed servant, a one-eyed dog, on a one-eyed horse!

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Discover Gay Scotland – Edinburgh

Author: , June 24th, 2012

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a trip to Scotland’s capital city. With a population of just over 477,000 it is a relatively small, compact city but contains many of Scotland’s National institutions, it is the seat of the Scottish Government and there are a large number of museums and major visitor attractions. An architectural gem, the city enjoys UNESCO world heritage status as much for its buildings and vistas as its geographical location and imposing castle. Edinburgh is truly a festival city; there are festivals and major events taking place throughout the year culminating in the week long Hogmanay celebrations to mark the New Year.

Edinburgh has a vibrant gay scene centred around the top of Leith walk, “the Pink Triangle.” All the bars and clubs are in easy walking distance. Each one offers something different; so whether you want music, real ale or good food, you will find a bar to suit.

We can’t promise the sun but if you want more than sitting on a beach, although we do have stunning deserted beaches and jaw dropping scenery, here is your chance to wear a kilt and dance at a gay ceilidh – you’ll have a ball.
For gay accommodation in and around Edinburgh, see under Purple Roofs, Scotland South
For more information on Scotland go to www.black-kilt-tours.com