The Caledonian Edinburgh: The Most Famous Hotels in the World - The Most Famous Hotels in the World
Status: New - This is a leather bound collector's edition of the book Caledonian Hotel. The opening of the Princes Street Station Hotel, re-christened the...... more
Status: New - This is a leather bound collector's edition of the book Caledonian Hotel. The opening of the Princes Street Station Hotel, re-christened the Caledonian Station Hotel, helped to consolidate Scotland's position on the United Kingdom stage, then on the international stage, by heralding a new era of luxury and travel in Scotland. King Edward VII was on the throne of Great Britain and presided over the British Empire, not least as Emperor of India. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Roosevelt had become the 26th President of the United States of America following the assassination of President McKinley. Scottish-born steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie was in the process of endowing public libraries and universities across the USA and Britain to raise levels of education. Engineer Henry Ford was busy founding a small motor vehicle company that would grow into a multinational conglomerate, and the Wright Brothers had succeeded in keeping their latest invention in the air for a full minute before it touched the ground again. The popular songs of the day were 'Sweet Adeline', 'Shine on Harvest Moon', and 'Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider.' On the streets of Edinburgh there were horses and carriages, and horse-drawn buses. When out-of-doors, men wore flat caps, and gentlemen with top hats wore starched shirts with stiff collars and carried walking sticks. The ladies wore pavement-sweeping dresses with bustles, and magnificent fancy hats upon their heads. In the Christmas of 1903, Cinderella was playing at the Theatre Royal at the east end of Princes Street, and Cook's Siberian Circus, 'The Greatest and Most Gigantic Show Ever Produced,' was pulling in the crowds at the Waverley Market. Then on 21 December, an advertisement in The Scotsman newspaper announced that the Caledonian Railway Company's new hotel at Princes Street Station was 'NOW OPEN for the RECEPTION OF VISITORS.' Overnight, it was the talk of the town.
Status: New - Presents transport and travel during different eras in history. Set in the year AD 208, this title describes the journey of Roman legionary Julius...... more
Status: New - Presents transport and travel during different eras in history. Set in the year AD 208, this title describes the journey of Roman legionary Julius Gallicus from France to Britain who was recruited to help stamp out an uprising by the Caledonian tribe at the English/Scottish border. It includes topics such as formation of the Roman army and others.
Run your own highland railway with the Blue Highlander set from Hornby. Join the blue Caledonian 0-4-0 ST steam train as it chugs through the highlands with...... more
Run your own highland railway with the Blue Highlander set from Hornby. Join the blue Caledonian 0-4-0 ST steam train as it chugs through the highlands with this Hornby model train set. Set out the track mat, with prints of countryside and railway, and fit together the Hornby track pieces and accessories to create a mountain railway track. Connect the transformer to power the railway, and watch the train travel round the track. The set comes with three carriages - 12 ton vent van, 7 plank wagon, and a lowmac with a crate loaded on top - and a four-wheel coach for your train to pull along the railway. Space required: 160cm by 128cm. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Hornby The Blue Highlander is a great model railway set for young boys. Includes: Caledonian 0-4-0 ST locomotive 3 wagons: 12 ton vent van, 7 plank wagon, and lowmac with load Oval track Accessories Trackmat (measures 160cm by 128cm) Train controller Transformer
Satmap National Trail 1:25000/1:50000 West Highland Way
The West Highland Way remains Scotland's most popular long distance walk. It starts just outside Glasgow, passing over the lowlands and then travels along the...... more
The West Highland Way remains Scotland's most popular long distance walk. It starts just outside Glasgow, passing over the lowlands and then travels along the shores of Loch Lomond, through the Western Highlands to finish in Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis. The route passes through a wide variety of differing landscapes, from the moors of the lowlands, through dense woods of ancient Caledonian pine forests on rolling hills, and onto the high mountains, all the while ensuring visitors are never far from the water, be it the sea lochs, freshwater lochs, fast flowing rivers, or small streams. Length of path 152km/95miles. This map card contains: Topographical Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:25,000 Explorer of National Trail Topographical Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:50,000 Landranger of National Trail
Finkelstein Legacy - For the right reasons community print
Status: New - Local author Hugh Grant delivers his first novel based mainly on his home city of Inverness. It draws heavily on his own experiences of crofting...... more
Status: New - Local author Hugh Grant delivers his first novel based mainly on his home city of Inverness. It draws heavily on his own experiences of crofting and the managing of hotels in the Highlands. Among the hotels he has managed are the old Caledonian Hotel, the Drumossie Hotel, The Douglas and Palace Hotels in Inverness along with the Drumnadrochit Hotel in Glenurquhart and the Caledonian Hotel in Ullapool. This heart-warming and nostalgic novel set in the post war era of the forties and fifties is a well-crafted story by a natural raconteur. It tells of a remarkable journey by a disadvantaged young man Denzil Morrison who starts off as a "boots" and rises to become the youngest Maitre d' of the prestigious Royal Hotel in Inverdeen.
Status: New - Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain.From...... more
Status: New - Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain.From Matilda's winter berth in Cardiff, Shane and Tim follow the Welsh coast, before ambitiously deciding to visit the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. Along the way they cross Cardigan Bay in the company of a pod of dolphins, meet the king and queen of Piel Island, get lost in shipping lanes near Liverpool, successfully cross the notorious Irish Sea (twice!), accidentally sail through an army firing range, and experience the matchless beauty of Scotland's Caledonian canal. Emerging into the North Sea at Inverness, they set a course down the east coast for London, back where their journey began. Tim and Shane aren't the amateur sailors they once were, but things still don't always go to plan. It's not easy navigating our dangerous coastal waters, and crashing waves and strong tides can be terrifying. But it's exhilarating too, and the realisation of a dream they have had for a very long time.It's a slow journey, but a satisfying one, visiting fishing villages and ports, and exploring Britain's windswept coast. Along the way they meet brave lifeboat crews, lockkeepers, fishermen and a whole host of people who make their living or their leisure on the water. The Princess Matilda Comes Home is a funny and warm hearted story about sharing a great adventure with someone you love.
Third Ceilidh Collection for Fiddlers (Violin Solo) - Taigh na Teud Music
Status: New - CONTENTS: 'S ioma rud a chunna mi, An gaol a thug mi ˛g, Arkansas Traveller, Bonnie Galloway, Breakdown, Ca' the Ewes, Caisteal a' Ghlinne, Castle...... more
Status: New - CONTENTS: 'S ioma rud a chunna mi, An gaol a thug mi ˛g, Arkansas Traveller, Bonnie Galloway, Breakdown, Ca' the Ewes, Caisteal a' Ghlinne, Castle in the Glen, Chan eil mo leannan ann an seo, Checkered Stockings, Corran House, Dancing Feet, Dancing the Baby, Denis Murphy,s Polka, Drummond Castle, Duanag an t-Se˛ladair, Egan's Polka, Farewell to the Creeks, Faroe Rum, Fliuch an Oidhche, Glenbuchat Lodge, Grinn donn sgiobalta, Gu math slan a chi mi, Heilan' Donald, Hey! Ho! My Bonnie Lass, I love a lassie, In Praise of Islay, Jacky Tar, Jock o'Hazeldene, John Ryan's Polka, Kirk's Hornpipe, Lady Madeline Sinclair, Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie, Macdonald's March to the Wars, Many a thing I saw, Midnight on the Water, Mis Gayton's Hornpipe, Miss Bennet's Jig, Miss Hepburn Belches, Miss Murray of Lintrose, Miss Rowan Davies, Moladh na Lanndaidh, My Farewell, My Nannie's Awa', My Sweethearts not here, Roamin' in the Gloamin', Saint KIlda Wedding, Scotch on the Rocks, Skye Dance, Snouts and Ears, Snug in a Blanket, Staten Island, Stocainnean Daoimean, Stop your ticklin' , Jock, Sweet Tibbie Dunbar, Teann a-nall, Tell her I am, The "Hoy" song, The 42nd Highlanders March, The Banks of the Spey, The Bonnie Lass o Bon Accord, The Caledonian March, The Chicken Reel, The Connaughtmans Rambles, The Flowers of Edinburgh, The Galway Hornpipe, The Glencoe March, The Greencastle Hornpipe, The Hut on Staffin Island, The Kilt is my Delight, The Lochmaben Hornpipe, The Maid on the Green, The Pet of the Pipers, The Rakes of Kildare, The Scartaglen Polka, The Sow's Lament for the Tatties, The Stool of Repentance, The Wild Rover, Tiugainn gu Sgalpaigh, Tombigbee Waltz, Uidhist mo Ghraidh, Waiting for the Federals, Welcome to Scalpay, Wha wadna fecht for Charlie, Whisky in the Jar. Printed Music VIOLIN SOLO BEST SELLER!
Advantages: Easily Accessible, Incredibly Scenic Setting Disadvantages: Atmosphere can be Subdued at Times
...Season 2010/11 will see a welcome return to the Scottish Premierleague for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. I love my trips north to watch Celtic battle with the Highland side, partly to take advantage of a weekend with my Mum's home-cooking and babysitting facilities and partly as we are always guaranteed a hard fought and entertaining game and its a great wee ground to visit.
Advantages: Central location, good facilities and good choice of courses Disadvantages: Only two cash machines (ATMs) for 15000 students
...I am a level four student on the Building Surveying course at Glasgow Caledonian University.
HISTORY & BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Glasgow Caledonian is located on one campus on Cowcadden's Road across from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow. The University is quite young as it was Glasgow Polytechnic until 1993 when it became a fully fledged university.
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Advantages: works quickly and effectively, inexpensive, reveving and refreshing Disadvantages: None
...Both my partner and myself, though thankfully the twins to a lesser extent, suffer from motion sickness, especially when flying or traveling backwards on a train. We have used various methods to relieve the symptoms and possibly one of the most effective we have tried, and both happily agree to its working effectively, is Arkopharma Traveller Stick Roll On which comes in a 4ml plastic tube...