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I’ll admit that I sometimes like to indulge in touristy sights. On a recent trip to Scotland, I hoped to spot men in kilts towing bagpipes. To my satisfaction, there was no shortage of such displays in Edinburgh. I was surprised, however, to learn that the kilt purportedly originated in the Scottish Highlands. This is where I spent much of my visit and, here, the garb was nearly nonexistent. But, perhaps, this is because I was too distracted by the area’s astonishing landscape — and too busy taking part in many of the activities it has to offer — to notice much else. Iconic draws aside, Scotland is on the rise as a fantastic destination for nature and adventure travel, and a focus on environmental sustainability permeates each and every available option. From sea kayaking to mountain biking, a plethora of activities awaits adventurous clients.
A morning canoe tour of Scotland’s Loch Tay proved memorable.// © 2010 NZ_Willowherb
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Adventure Travel World Summit www.adventuretravelworldsummit.comFortingall Hotel www.fortingall.comScottish Tourist Boardwww.visitscotland.comWilderness Scotlandwww.wildernessscotland.comWilderness Scotland specializes in multi-day adventure tours throughout the Scottish Highlands and isles with transportation and lodging, offering both fixed and custom tours for all different skill levels. Commission: 10 to 15 percent, depending on number of clients booked.