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March 15, 2021
Zooming in on Doune Castle

Looking for a bit of adventure? Whilst all of us remain at home, find out where you can spot Heart 200-star Doune Castle on-screen. Get a glimpse of this historic site by journeying to Castle Leoch, Winterfell and Castle Anthrax from the comfort of your home! History Doune Castle has been utilised by filmmakers to […]

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October 6, 2020
Genealogy for Heart 200 - Ruth Bertram

I am a Genealogist.  I don’t wear cardigans.  Genealogy once was the preserve of retirees with enough time on their hands to pass hour upon hour in dimly lit archives leafing through dusty ledgers or unravelling medieval scrolls.  Nowadays millions of family trees can be searched online in seconds and digitised documents can be examined […]

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July 13, 2020

Welcome back. Heart 200 is once again opening up for business. When I wrote our previous Statement back in March, I said: “I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. When this passes, and it will, there is likely to be a healthy upsurge in stay-vacation numbers in 2021. Perhaps even sooner. […]

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March 30, 2020
The Heart 200 Book

The Heart 200 Book: A Companion Guide to Scotland’s Most Exciting Road Trip “The Heart 200 Book: A Companion Guide to Scotland’s Most Exciting Road Trip” by Thomas A. Christie and Julie Christie is now available to buy. While the country remains under lockdown during the current coronavirus pandemic situation, this book describes the many […]

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March 21, 2020
COVID–19 - A Statement from Heart 200

With the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic here and around the world, there is no doubt that the tourism sector is facing a crisis of grave proportions. Business survival is paramount alongside personal health and safety. On behalf of Heart 200, and as a fellow hospitality business owner myself, I urge you to take Government […]

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March 19, 2020
Event Cancellations and Postponements

As a result of the rapid escalation in the Covid-19 crisis, an unprecedented number of shows and events have been cancelled or postponed. In each and every case, the decision to cancel or postpone has been a heartbreaking one for the organisers to make and has inevitably led to those planning to attend feeling disappointed. […]

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January 22, 2020
Heart 200 - A Road Tour at the Centre of Scotland

In December 2019, writer and blogger FionaOutdoors took a three-day trip around the Heart 200. Read her account of her journey, the places she visited and the accommodation providers that she stayed at. Heart 200 is about slow tourism and taking your time to see this special area of Scotland, so in that spirit, sit back, […]

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October 24, 2019
Heart 200 featured on History Scotland Website

21 historic highlights on the new Heart 200 trail.   From Stirling Castle to Balvaird Castle and Scone Palace to the Fortingall Yew, this article describes a sample of 21 historical features around the Heart 200 route. Read the article on the History Scotland website.

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October 11, 2019
Five Day Itinerary for the Heart 200

A recent trip around Heart 200 is the subject of an enjoyable blog article on the Full Stop Next Chapter website. Read this account of a five-day Heart 200 trip with Segway riding, wild swimming, wildlife watching, a night in a SeaKing helicopter, amazing food and lots more. We hope this will provide you with a […]

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August 26, 2019
Solheim Cup - Road Closure and Transport Information

The Solheim Cup golf tournament is taking place at Gleneagles from September 9th to 15th. This will result in a road closure that will affect the suggested Heart 200 route, although only for a very short distance and there will be a diversion in place. The section that will be closed is on the A823 […]

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