The history of Scotland is filled with strife and struggle. Many of our stops have been at especially prominent historic sites. I know not all of you are as interested in history as I am, so I'll highlight just a few.
1. Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands--Neolithic remains of a settlement dating to around 3,000B.C.
2. The Ring of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands is a ring of huge Neolithic stones dating back over 3500 years ago. (Stone Henge is estimated to have been built 3100 years ago. )
3. On April 16, 1746, the "last battle fought on British soil" took place near Inverness when the Jacobites, lead by Bonnie Prince Charlie, staged their last major charge against the British in a failed attempt to regain Scottish independence. Nearly 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded and about 300 British Loyalists were killed or wounded.