Elegant interiors, lush surroundings and five-star care set the tone for the perfect highland getaway filled with trails, tales and traditions.
Born 21 March 1906 in Greenville, Delaware, James Harrison Wilson 'Jim' Thompson was an American businessman and architect who mysteriously disappeared during a stroll in Cameron Highlands on 26 March 1967.
Cameron Highlands was named after William Cameron, a British Government surveyor who discovered it in 1885 on a mapping expedition but failed to mark his discovery.
It was not until 1925 that Sir George Maxwell recorded Cameron's discovery and developed it as a hill station attracting British colonials and expatriates, including British planters who realised the potential of its fertile mountain slopes for growing tea.
The documents tell the story of how Karim arrived in England in 1887 and quickly gained the affection of a monarch 42 years his senior.
They chart the remarkable rise of the clerk from Agra in northern India to one of Victoria’s closest and most influential friends.
Throughout this Scotland tour, sit back and enjoy as you witness Scotland at its best—the breathtakingly wild and unspoiled scenery and miles of yellow sandy beaches on Scotland’s northern coast; the waterfalls and jagged, dark peaks on the Isle of Skye; the inspiring hills, green woodlands, and spectacular beaches on the “Road to the Isles”; and much more—while being escorted by an expert Tour Director who will bring Scotland to life with in-depth knowledge of its history, customs, stories, and secrets. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
In 2010 Basu was in Bangalore, India, for the book’s launch when she received a call from the British Council.Scotland is known for its many castles, and you’ll have the opportunity to visit Stirling Castle, the favored residence of Scottish kings and queens; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century and home of the Scottish Crown Jewels; Cawdor Castle, the romantic, fairytale castle dating back to the 14th century; and Dunrobin Castle, where you’ll visit the formal gardens.Scotland is also known for its interesting and often bloody history, and you’ll have an opportunity to visit some of its historical sights.They blamed the SNP government for cuts to local authority grants and imposing national legislation limiting councillors ability to make decisions.Sutherland Labour councillor Deirdre Mackay expressed concern at the meeting.The Scottish Government has been criticised for hindering councils, leaving them with an "uphill battle" to balance budgets.