A TO Z OF SCOTLAND Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThink you know everything about Scotland? A new book packed with facts about the country aims to teach even the most knowledgeable Scots ray ban günstig something.
Here are some of his favourites:Thanks to the oil industry and the need to travel between the city and the oil rigs in the North Sea, Aberdeen has the world's biggest and busiest civilian heliport.Sir David Gill (1843 1914), Astronomer Royal for Scotland, took the first photograph of the Moon in 1868.Zoar, on the outskirts of Forfar, is the only village name in Scotland beginning with a Z.The name comes from the Bible, Zoar being the City of the Plain to where Lot escaped from Sodom and Gomorrah.Montrose, Angus, has the widest high street in Scotland.Muirkirk, on the eastern border of Ayrshire, was the first town in ray ban 3357 Britain to be lit by gas, in 1859.This was due to the opening of the Muirkirk Coke and Gaslight Company, which remained in operation until 1977.His writing lessons consisted of copying epitaphs from the tombstones in the parish churchyard, ray ban sunglasses men no doubt providing food for thought in his later career.The Keith Kilt School in Keith, Banffshire, is the only place in the world that teaches the art of kilt making.Keith was also the birthplace in 1795 of journalist and newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett.Having emigrated to America in 1819, he founded the New York Herald and was a joint founder of the Associated Press. His son financed Stanley's expedition to Africa to find Dr Livingstone and instigated the Gordon Bennett motor races, forerunners of grand prix racing.Something of a playboy and always in some newsworthy scrape or other, his name has become an expletive, which derives from the exasperated question, "What on earth has Gordon Bennett been up to this time?"Millport on Great Cumbrae island, off Largs, Ayrshire, is home to the smallest cathedral in Britain and the second smallest in Europe, called the Cathedral of the Isles. The nave measures 40ft by 20ft and seats 100. Painted on the ceiling are all the wild flowers of Cumbrae.The ninth tee at Dufftown Golf Club on Speyside is 1294ft above sea level, making it the highest hole in Britain.Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, has the world's oldest post office. It was established ray ban 4068 in 1763 and ran a horseback service to Edinburgh.Shetland lies 110 miles northeast of mainland Scotland. The capital, Lerwick, is further north than Moscow and on the same latitude as St Petersburg, Cape Farewell in Greenland and Anchorage in Alaska.It lies closer to Bergen in Norway than to Edinburgh and is as far from London as Milan.The West Sands at St Andrews were used for the opening scenes of the Oscar winning 1981 film Chariots Of Fire.
Most of the runners in that scene were golf caddies from the Fife town.The daily air service to Glasgow from the Hebridean island of Barra takes off from the beach at Traigh Mhor and is the only scheduled service in Britain to be "subject to tides".Growing in a private garden, near the road between Kirkwall and Stromness on Orkney, are what are believed to be the most northerly palm trees in the world.
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