that Scotland and its many grand names - Caledonia, Pictland, Scotia, and Alba - looms SO hugely in world history and mythology, imagination and inspiration. Yet in these fast-food travel days, visitors to Scotland spin 'round and 'round the same tired tourist circuits, worn into the Scottish landscape like grooves in an old Victrola record.
TOURISTS follow the scratchy needle to the same old tunes -the Edinburgh Festival Stomp and Over the Sea to Skye. This gives even more air play to the well known Scottish "tourist products" that steal most of Scotland's travel media headlines. But Scotland's geographical diversity and centuries of traditions - along with its wonderful oddities - can't be squeezed into a package tour.
JOIN travel journalist Nancy Lyon - "the Outlander" - and Gordon Mooney - true Scot, Scottish bellows piper and musicologist - on a tour of Caledonia's quirkiest - from the renegade Scottish Borders, the Gaelic Western Isles, to Viking Caithness, Orkney and the Shetland Isles.
CELEBRATE the eccentric heart and inventive mind of a small nation whose craze for plaids and pipes covers the world. Explore Odd Scotland past and present in photos and travel stories, interviews, articles, and short fiction. We hope that our portal to Odd Scotland will inspire you to plan your own unique itinerary, lodgings and locomotion. AYE! —-— Yer Odd Scotland hosts - Gordon Mooney and Nancy Lyon