Brechin Cathedral - card posted 1910
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, home of the Scottish Parliament and one of the United Kingdom's most important cities.
Getting to Edinburgh
How to get to Scotland's capital city.
Water of Leith, Edinburgh
A green track through the busy city.
Orkney is one of the two most northerly counties of Scotland. Despite its location, the climate is comparatively mild although winter gales may make this difficult to believe on occasion.
Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney islands. It is the main ferry port for the northern Orkney islands, terminal for cruise ships (Orkney is the second most popular cruise destination in Britain) and cargo vessels and the market town for the county.
Tay Bridge from the North, Dundee - old postcard
Old Counties and Islands