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Scotland Bus Tours

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When people think of Scotland, I doubt "bus excursion" comes shouting to the top of your checklist. Remarkably the excursions were great, and also I look back pleased regarding both trips. I had been on Philadelphia bus tours before but Scotland was amazing. I don't usually fancy long guided trips however, the bus tour in Scotland was great. They are very handy though if you wish to see as much of the countryside and the renowned Scottish Highlands as possible. Excursions begin mainly from Edinburgh or Glasgow. The bus trip starts near Edinburgh castle at the last shop. That shop is the kilt shop, factory, and museum on Scottish kilts. We have taken a one day bus tour along with a three-day bus trip from Edinburgh. The one-day scenic tour…
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Traditional Scottish Food

Traditional Scottish Food

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Scotland is a great place, and you get to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It is also quite famous for its cooking traditions and has many recipes; there are a few recipes from Scotland which are also popular in other European cuisines, but there are some which are specific to Scotland. Some of the products that are primarily involved in their cooking are dairy products, fruits, fishes and vegetables. The following are some of the traditional Scottish Food: Porridge: Porridge was a dish which was made in Scotland centuries ago, and it was traditionally made in batches, and it was stored in drawers and was eating during the day. It was a simple dish which was made from oats. The Scottish people added salt to…
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Best Places to Visit in Scotland

Best Places to Visit in Scotland

Scotland
Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The country has something for everyone, and it is filled with history and castles. It is also a great place to go if you want to avoid the common din. Scotland has many secluded beaches, mountains and other things. The country is filled with memorable things, and it is a great place to go with your family and friends. The following are some of the places to visit in Scotland: Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile: The Edinburgh Castle is beautiful, and its stone towers are just brilliant. The castle is built on a hill, and you will be able to see the entire city from the castle. There are bronze statues of Robert and William Wallace which are…
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Latest News

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Check out our behind-the-scenes blog for regular posts from our wonderful volunteers to keep you up-to-date with the latest exciting projects they are working on. Garden Team Consultation with Fife Youth Arts Hub! On Wednesday 24th June we had as great evening with the bright young things of Fife Youth Arts Hub over plenty of doughnuts. An evening of consultation was on the cards to discuss what Abbot House means to young people and what we can do get them more involved. Charlotte […] Read More Comments Off on Consultation with Fife Youth Arts Hub!   As it is Volunteers’ Week 2015 we wanted to share a wee success story from one of our volunteers with you. Owen, who volunteers with us for two days a week in the kitchen…
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Young Archaeologist Weekend 18 & 19 July

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Join us for a drop-in weekend of activities for budding young archaeologists on 18th and 19th June from 10 am until 2 pm each day. Children will be able to experience mini-digs, label skeletons, use microscopes to look at archaeological slides, practice their medieval writing skills and much more! This is a drop-in session with activities running throughout the day, however, the skeleton workshop will be held from 10.30-11.30 and the microscope session from 12.30-1.30. We ask that parents stay with their children throughout the event. Free entry.
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Consultation with Fife Youth Arts Hub!

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On Wednesday 24th June we had as great evening with the bright young things of Fife Youth Arts Hub over plenty of doughnuts. An evening of consultation was on the cards to discuss what Abbot House means to young people and what we can do get them more involved. Charlotte gave the group a tour of the house and then they were left in an adult-free zone to brainstorm their ideas on ‘How could young people engage with Abbot House?’ and ‘What would attract young people to use the facilities?’. They came up with some impressive ideas! From improv theatre, games nights, tasting evenings of our Brewhouse beers, getting local schools involved in helping design branding and marketing materials, taking on young interns, medieval banquets, designing an app for using…
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Abbot House Garden

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The garden at Abbot House was planted by Beechgrove Gardens, and is cared for by volunteers, offering visitors a peaceful, meditative space under the shadow of Dunfermline’s great Abbey. The medicinal herb garden at Abbot House is based on a plan of what might have been in the walled garden during the residence of Lady Anne Halkett (1622-1699) in the 17th century. Also known as an herb garden, or garden of simples, specialised medicinal gardens have been grown since the Middle Ages, although plants were used for medicinal purposes long before that. Many modern drugs are extracted from herbs and other plants, although most modern herb gardens are used for culinary, rather than medicinal, purposes. Monasteries like that at Dunfermline Abbey were central in the development of gardens and growing…
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Abbot House Volunteers

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Abbot House is primarily run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and offer incredible support to the charity through their daily work. Abbot House is proud to have won silver awards in the Fife and Scottish National Business Diversity Awards 2013, and is an equal-opportunity employer. If you would like to join our team, working in our busy and atmospheric café, in our shop stocked with local Scottish gifts, in our beautiful walled garden, or as one of our knowledgeable information assistants or guides, then please get in touch. We welcome volunteers regardless of experience: our only requirement is enthusiasm! We are always looking for new volunteers at Abbot House. Why not get in touch, and let us know how we can…
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The Abbot Brew House

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Abbot Brew House has returned the traditional art of brewing to the Abbey precinct of the historic town of Dunfermline.   The brew house, launched in October 2013, has transformed an under-used outbuilding into a dynamic 17th-century-style brew house, where visitors can experience the brewing process first hand, and enjoy a taste of history!   Brewed on-site to historic recipes, Abbot Brew House beers in are available in the café and shop, and are used within Abbot House Garden Café’s recipes, from steak and ale pie to home-made chutney.
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Cafe & dining – Menu & Prices

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“Great service and great bean to cup coffee !!" The Abbot House café is open seven days a week from 10am-4pm .(5pm on a saturday). A warm welcome awaits you from our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer staff.Drop in for coffee and a scone in the morning or stop off for lunch or afternoon tea. There are a variety of options available from hearty soups, light snacks, more traditional haggis or steak pie or our award winning macaroni. There is also a mouth-watering display of cakes and bakes available
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