Scotland

Scotland Audio Travel Guides

Scotland was never conquered by the Romans and still holds on to its “wild, mountainous, northern” feel – well except for its smart, sophisticated cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. There’s always this hankering for independence – whatever the outcome of the 2014 referendum on breaking away from the United Kingdom. The Scots are proud of their history and country and rightly so… CitySounds.Travel would like to help you discover some of it…

  1.  Hear all about the history of the world’s most frustrating game – Golf – pretty much invented by the patient Scots !
  2. Hear all about Robert Burns’s birthplace and life in the west of Scotland around Ayr, Alloway and Dumfries…
  3. Hear everything you’ll want to know about Scottish designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh who father “art nouveau”…

Dunfermline Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce and plays a central part in early Scottish history. The town was also the birthplace of American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who emigrated and became extremely wealthy in the steel industry.…

All the tours start at Edinburgh Castle - so does this one - because it is the very essence of Scotland's identity. It has the Scottish crown jewels - and the annual military tattoo. The Royal Mile is well worth…

Glasgow has once and for all shaken off its rough, tough image from the early twentieth century. It’s now a city with great galleries and museums; a string of excellent restaurants; buzzing nightlife but it hasn’t forgotten its roots. The…

The Island of Bute is one of the most accessible of the islands to the west of Scotland. It’s no more than an hour from the centre of Glasgow and could easily make a couple of days added-on to a…

Whisky is the must have "souvenir" of the Highlands - and this is the place to get it if you're in the area. In Inveraray's main street the Whisky Shop has a mind-boggling selection as well as a blend of…

Oban is a very attractive little fishing town and ferry port and the ideal starting point for a trip to the Western Islands. The harbour bustles with activity and you'll find a couple of quality fish restaurants to eat in.…

This guide will take you to Robert Burns's birthplace cottage in Alloway in the south west of Scotland and also to Dumfries where he worked as a tax collector and wrote much of his great work.