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Heritage Paths

The project is, to collect as much knowledge as possible of old paths in Scotland, and to promote the existence and heritage of these paths for the public’s benefit.

Highland Cattle

A heritage breed of beef cattle originating in the highlands and islands of western Scotland.

Highland Pony

A native breed of the Scottish highlands and islands. It is one of the largest of the moorland and mountain ponies of the British Isles.

Historic Scotland (Buildings at Risk Register)

HrMs De Buffel

Iron clad turret ram ship built by Robert Napier at Govan and launched in 1868. One of three built by them for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Lying Maritime Museum, Rotterdam.

Hunterian Museum Glasgow University

Glasgow University’s world famous Hunterian Museum can currently only display a minute fraction (0.5%) of its 1.3 million item collection. It has now been decided (2013) that a two phase ¬£60 million development will take place to convert the Kelvin Hall into a new Hunterian Museum which will quadruple the amount of items on display. The first phase is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, and the second by 2020.

Iain Oughtred (World Famous Designer of Traditional Wooden Craft Including the St Ayles Skiff)

Struan Cottage, Bearnisdale, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Ian Richardson (Traditional Wooden Boatbuilder)

Daisy Bank, Hillside Road, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland.

Isabella Fortuna WK499

Built by James Weir of Arbroath and launched in 1890 as the largest yawl in the Arbroath fleet. Fully restored and lying Shaltigoe, Wick.

Isle Ewe Boats

Alasdair Grant builds traditional wooden boats at Isle Ewe, Ross-Shire, Scotland.

J W Miller & Sons (Boat Builders)

Known universally as “Millers of Fife” they were established in 1747 and quickly gained a reputation for building superb wooden fishing vessels. They also built other commercial craft and renowned motor-sailers and yachts.

John L Ferguson (Traditional Clinker Boat Builder)

Lynton, Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

John M Macaulay (Traditional Hebridean Wooden Boatbuilder)

Builder of the traditional Birlinn. Flodabay, Isle of Harris, Scotland.


Kathleen and May

Ferguson and Baird, 1900. Rothesay builders who moved to Wales in 1840. Last remaining wooden hulled, three masted top sail schooner. Lying Bideford, Devon. Operational.

King James IV (Relics)

Following his death at the battle of Flodden, his sword, dagger and ring were taken from his body by the Earl of Surrey. His descendants later donated them to the College of Arms in London where they are evidently in the library, lying in an old fish tank accompanied by some  Zulu spears and other trophies of war.

Kinross House

This, Scotland’s first neo-classical Palladian mansion, built in 1685, was designed by the royal architect Sir William Bruce. Following completion of its restoration in 2013, by owner Donald Fothergill, it has been announced as winner of the Historic Houses Association and Sothebys restoration award.

Lists of castles in Scotland

Lively Hope

William Weatherhead and Son, Cockenzie, 1936. Ring Netter. Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.

Luing Cattle

The breed was developed on the island of Luing in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Manx Loaghtan

A breed native to the Isle of Man which has recently been awarded EU recognition and protection under the EU’s Pr0tected Designation of Origin Scheme. It is descended from sheep once found throughout Scotland including the Western Isles.

Marine Biological Station Millport

A national facility for marine biology fieldwork. An institute of the University of London until 2013 when ownership transferred to the Field Studies Council (FSC).

Marine Scotland

Marine Scotland’s purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability.

MATHIE, William (Fl 1740-1761)

His work is represented at Dumfries House.

McIntosh Boat & Shipbuilders of Portessie & Ianstown Buckie Scotland.

WR McIntosh & Sons, Traditional boat builders (1830-1918). Website.

Monymusk Reliquary

Made in the 8th century, possibly on Iona, it is one of the most important artifacts in the collections of the Museum of Scotland. It is said to have contained relics of St Columba, and was a sacred battle ensign of the Scottish army, carried into many fields including Bannockburn.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress