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The Highlands

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Traveling with your kids in the Highlands of Scotland, legend and history shimmer in the lakes, moors and mountains. A prehistoric creature may lurk at the bottom of Loch Ness, Bonnie Prince Charlie met his match at Culloden, and the ghosts of the MacDonalds gather in the Pass of Glencoe.
  Inverness – Loch Ness
    Fort William & Around
    Argyll and Bute
    Aviemore and The Cairngorms
    Loch Lomond
kids books highlands scotland
Bonnie Prince Charlie and All That
Allan Burnett, Scoular Anderson

Read about the adventures of Prince Charlie (Charles Stuart) in his attempt to win Scotland from the English. It starts out well, but then his army is crushed at Colloden and Charlie has to escape across the Highlands. (Illustrated chapter book)


Robert Louis Stevenson

Take this classic adventure on your trip – teenager David Balfour is kidnapped by his evil uncle, put onto a ship bound for America, but he escapes and hikes back across Scotland to reclaim his inheritance. (Chapter book)


Kidnapped kids classic scotland
The Boggart
The Boggart
Susan Cooper

When Emily and Jessup's family inherits a crumbling castle on Lismore Island in the middle of Loch Linnhe, the kids encounter the Boggart, a gleeful spirit that flitters about, likes bacon and sausage, and plays tricks before breakfast. (Chapter book)

And another adventure with the Boggart at Loch Ness: The Boggart and the Monster



Humorous story of Nessie, does she exist? Facts and legends, from the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey who noted sightings in the lake, to theories that Nessie is the mother of lots of wee monsters. (Picture book)


Nessie the Loch Ness Monster childrens books
The Wee Scot Book kids highlands scotland  
The Wee Scot Book
Aileen Campbell

Charming collection of poems from the author's childhood in the Highlands. Each poem is explained and lovingly illustrated with watercolors. A delight for little ones. (Picture book)


(More children's books on other Scotland pages)
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