"The Broons Days Oot" - is a guide to days out in Scotland, with extensive coverage of Historic Scotland and National Trust for Scotland sites. There are ideas to go to Galleries and Museums, visit Castles and Gardens, join in a Ghost Walk, enjoy a day at the Highland Games and many more activities that the whole family can do together, just like The Broons! The Broons family love to go on 'days oot!' - family outings, usually accompanied by a feast in an expedition-sized hamper, tartan travel rugs and the odd spare pair of socks! There are cameos from all of the Broons - their favorite trips and places to go. Edinburgh Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, and Culzean Castle are amongst the most visited places in Scotland. This book is packed with ideas to get folk out and about in Scotland - there's so much to see and enjoy. They take turns choosin' where. Sometimes they go in the car or on the bus, or take the bikes - there's so much to see that's not so far off from the But an' Ben. Sometimes it's a castle or the botanics, or a garden that's open somewhere - Granpaw has his favorites. Horace likes museums and galleries. They are all very keen on the Highland Games, so that's definitely one to look forward to, but Maw makes sure there is a bit of fun for everyone. The Broons all love a boat trip, or perhaps just a day at the beach is the very dab. And there are a few wee tips from Maw about what goes in the hamper! There's a folded wall map from Nicolson maps - a tourist map of Scotland. One thing's for sure - they are all happy days!
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Contents: What to take on a day oot - and don't forget the map! Maw's handy hints and picnic tips Places to go: Edinburgh Castle (with info box) Edinburgh Military tattoo Field Marshall Hague on his horse The View from Ed castle The One o'clock gun Stone of Destiny is mentioned National War Museum; Crown jewels St Margaret's Chapel Edinburgh's Royal Mile: Scottish Whisky Experience (fact box) St Giles Cathedral (fact box) Writer's Museum (info box) Greyfriars Kirk (info box) The Witchery The Hub Ensign Ewart Deacon Brodie's Pub Greyfriar's Bobby Heart o' Midlothian Mercat Cross Adam Smith The Tron, South Bridge Museum of Childhood (info box) Brass Rubbing Centre (info box) John Knox's House (info box) Scottish Storytelling centre (info box) World's End Pub Cadenhead's Whisky Shop (info box) Canongate Tolbooth Canongate Kirk Robert Fergusson statue Clarinda's Tearoom (info box) The People's Story, Canongate Tolbooth (info box) Edinburgh Holyrood Palace Palace of Holyrood House (info box) Scottish Parliament (info box) Arthur's Seat Holyrood Park (info box) Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh Zoo Rosslyn Chapel (fact box) The Georgian House (NTS) Unesco Edinburgh City of Literature Scott Monument Calton Hill National Museum of Scotland Forth Bridge Visitor Centre (fact box) Deep Sea World (fact box) Forth Railway Bridge The Hawes Inn Forth Rail Bridge Deep Sea World Royal Highland Show (fact box) East Lothian National Museum of Flight (info box) Tantallon Castle (info box) Dirkton Castle (info box) Scottish Mining Museum (info box) The Scottish Seabird Centre (info box) Bass Rock The Borders: Robert Smail's Printing Works (info box) Traquair House (info box) Abbotsford House (info box) Floors Castle, Kelso Mandestron House near Duns Mellerstain, near Kelso Paxton House near Berwick Thirlstane Castle, near Lauder Dryburgh Anney near Melrose Flodden Field Jedburgh Abbey Kelso Abbey Melrose Abbey Neldpath Castle Smallholm Tower Eildon Hills Oor favourite museums: Aberdeen Maritime Museum Creetown Gem Rock Museum Denny Tank, Dumbarton Dunfermline Abbot House Heritage centre Our Dynamic Earth Fraserburgh Museum of Scottish Lighthouses Glasgow Hunterian Museum Summerlee Heritage Park Dumfries and Galloway Cream of Galloway Visitor Centre National Museum of Costume Sweetheart Abbey Broughton House Ellisland Farm - Burns Burns' House Galloway Forest Parkl Caerlaverock and Mersehead Nature Reserve Gretna Green Dundrennan Abbey Ruthwell Cross Sanquhar post office - Britain's oldest post office, still operates Whithorn Ayrshire Scottish Maritime Museum The Electric Brae Dean Castle Kelburn Castle Blairquhan Crossaguel Abbey Culzean Castle Day Oot with Burns Burns National Heritage Park Burns Cottage Burns Cottage Museum Tam O'Shanter Experience Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Arran Lochranza Distillery Caledonian Macbrayne Isle of Arran Brewery Visitor Centre Island Cheese Company Kintyre Peninsula Standing stones Arran Brewery Brodick Castle Auchrannie Spa Resort Goatfell Doon The Watter - The Waverley boat Glasgow Lancefield Quay Waverley excursions Waverley Enthusiasts New Lanark Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre Preston Mill Stanley Mills A Day of Rural Life National Museum of Rural Life David Livingstone Centre A Day Oot at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Kelvinbridge The Tenement House Wee Curry Shop Glasgow Science Centre Burrell Collection The Museum of Transport The Glasgow shops Glasgow Cathedral Necropolis St Mungo Museum of Religious Life The People's Palace Princes Square Glasgow's Botanic Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens University of Dundee Botanic Gardens Duthie Park and Winter Garden Charles Rennie Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art Herald Building (now the Lighthouse Centre) Willow Tea Rooms Scotland Street School Queen's Cross Chuch The Hill House, Helensburgh Windyhill, Kilamacolm Hunterian Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art The Burrell Collection Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum Fruitmarket Gallery Perth Museum and Art Gallery Hunterian Art Gallery Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery Dundee Contemporary Arts Pier Arts Centre Scottish Country parks John Muir Trust RSPB National Trust for Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Woodland Trust Local authorities UNESCO Forestry Commission Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Angling Maid of the Loch Balloch Pier Luss Balmaha Loch Lomond Shores Glen Fruin Lennox Castle Boturich Castle Dunkeld The Hermitage Ossian's Hall Grey Mare's Tail Rogie Falls Dingwall Garve Inveraray Inveraray Jail Auchindrain Museum Loch Fyne Whiskies Crinan Canal Inverarary Castle Inverarary Maritime Museum Loch Awe and Oban Loch Awe Cruachan Kilchurn Castle St Conan's Church Bonawe ironworks Oban Distillery Scottish Sealife Sanctuary Dunoillie Castle The Oban Distillery Kerrera Mull Caledonian MacBrayne Oban Tobermory Craignure Dervaig Calgary Mishnish Hotel John O' Groats Duart Castle Mull Rail Iona Fionnphort Iona Abbey Fingal's Cave Glencoe The Islands: Islay Arran Lewis CalMac Coll Barra Bute Canna Coll Cowal Cumbrae Eigg Gigha Harris Iona Muck Lismore Raasay Rhum Skye Tiree The Uists Mount Stuart, Bute Kinloch Castle, Rhum Kisimul Castle, Barra Crinan Canal Glencoe King's House Hotel, Glencoe Claichaig Inn, Glencoe Glencoe Ski Centre Buachaille Etive Mor Aonach Eagach Ridge Kinlochleven West Highland Way The Ice Factor Kinlochleven Aluminium Works The Lost Valley Ballachulish Glencoe Visitor Centre Ben Nevis Fort William Achintree Glen Nevis Lochan Meall an t_suidhe Lochaber Leisure Centre Crannog Seafood Restaurant Glen Nevis Youth Hostel Ben Nevis Information line Scottish Mountaineering Club Hut Crannog Seafood Restaurant Glasgow Queen Street Mallaig Loch Long Loch Lomond Rannoch Moor Helensburgh Gare Loch Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House Tarbet Tyndrum Rannoch Station Corrour Halt Tulloch Station Spean Bridge Fort William Glenfinnan Monument Glenfinnan Viaduct Jacobite Steam Train Arisaig West Highland Line Scotrail Uig Tarbert Skye Skye Bridge Harris Western Isles Lochalsh Kyleakin Armadale Glenelg Cuillins Armadale Kylerhea Staffin Sligachan Skye Serpentarium Dunvegan Castle Talisker Distillery Bella Jane Boat trips Loch Coruisk Broadford Loch Ness Crinan Canal Loch Ness Monster Dores Caledonian Canal Fort Augustus Urquhart Castle Drumnadrochit Inverness Day Oot Kessock Bridge Culloden Battlefield Fort George Baxter's Highland Village Fochabers Gordon and MacPhail Birds of Scotland Loch Gruinart, Islay Loch Garten, Aviemore Loch Nevis Vane Farm, Kinross Lochwinnoch Fairy Glen, Fortrose Culbin Sands, Nairn Inversnaid, Loch Lomond Very old places Skara Brae, Orkney Calanais Visitor Centre, Lewis The Blackhouse, Arnol, Lewis Kilmartin Glen, Argyll Kilmartin House Museum The Vikings Jarlshof Nardini's Up-Helly-Aa Battle of Largs Lerwick The Cairngorms Aviemore Cairngorms National Park Glenmore Loch Morlich Corie Cas Cairngorm Rothiemurchas Forest Ptarmigan Restaurant and Cairngorm funicular railway Rochiemurchas estate Glenmore Campsite Campsites in general - 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Highland Wildlife Boat of Garten Highland Wildlife Park Cairngorm Reindeer herd Edinburgh Zoo Kincraig Distilleries Dallas Dhu Distillery Islay Whisky Tour Kennacraig Port Ellen Ardbeg Lagavulin Laphroaig Bowmore Bruichladdich Bunnahabhainn Caol Ila Port Charlotte Kilchoman Islay Whisky Society Deeside: Balmoral and Ballater River Dee Balmoral Castle Lochnagar The Northern Lights - Aberdeen Codona's Amusement Park Ashvale Fish Restaurant Braemar Highland Games Memorial Park, Braemar Pitlochry and the centre of Scotland Blair Castle House of Bruar Pass of Killiecrankie Loch Faskally Pitlochry Festival Theatre Blair Castle Moulin Inn and Brewery Killiecrankie Visitor Centre Great Gardens Pitmedden Garden Drummond Garden Inverewe Garden Threave Greenbank Garden Pitmedden Garden Logan Botanic Garden Inverewe Garden Drummond Gardens Greenbank Garden Day Oot in Dundee RRS Discovery Discovery Quay HM Frigate Unicorn Verdant Works Desperate Dan statue, Reform Street Sensation Science Centre Women's Trail Tay Railway Bridge Dundee Law Abbeys Arbroath Abbey Kelso Abbey Paisley Abbey Cambuskenneth Anney Crossaguel Abbey Dunfermline Abbey Inchcolm Abbey Jedburgh Abbey Melrose Abbey Festivals Castles: Bothwell Castle Linlithgow Caerlaverock Castle Campbell Huntly Castle Linlithgow Castle Hermitage Stirling roond and aboot Stirling Castle Wallace Monument Bannockburn Falkirk Wheel and Scotland's Canals Falkirk Wheel Forth and Clyde Canal Port Dundas Crinan Canal Caledonian Canal Blair Drummond Safari Park Anstruther Scottish Fisheries Museum Anstruther Fish Bar Falkland Palace St Andrews St Andrews Links Trust Secret Bunker St Andrews Lammas Fair St Andrews Aquarium St Andrews Cathedral Beaches: Islay, Laggan Beach Machir Bay, Islay Calgary beach, Mull Sanna Sands, Ardnamurchan Sandaig Bay, Glenelg Achmelvich Bay, Lochinver Sandwood Bay, North.
David Donaldson is the scriptwriter of The Broons and Oor Wullie in The Sunday Post.