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nettles

Jump start Your Immune System With Nettles.

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Nettles - now that summer has arrived many of us are thinking of detoxing our bodies and getting out to enjoy warmer days. Today there is a growing interest in the benefits our natural wildflowers can freely offer us. Sometimes we class many of our plants as weeds, but a lot are actually good for you.
Scottish myths and legends

Bouncing into Spring with Scottish Myths and Legends

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The Highlands are full of stories telling of Scottish Myths, Legends and Folklore, and many a story was told during the long dark nights of winter when the family huddled around a peat fire. Every new month would bring an interpretation and belief of the forthcoming weather cycles.
Stovies

Stovies – A hearty warming meal.

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Stovies - We know potatoes originated in Peru but the humble potato became an important part of the Scottish diet. This month Discover Highlands introduces you to Stovies, a fantastic dish which is both warming and flavoursome and a terrific dish to warm up the whole family on a chilly day.
Language of the Highland Gael

Gaelic - Language of the Highland Gael

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Gaelic the language of the Highland Gael came to Scotland along with the Irish settlers who settled in the Kingdom of Dal Riada in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. As the Gaels spread so did their language and it became considered the language of Scotland.