9 lesser-know historic gems of Scotland that are worth a visit
Scotland is packed with world-famous historic sites that tell the nation’s story but there are lots of lesser-known places that offer an equally important tale from the country’s past.
We asked readers to put forward their historic ‘hidden gems’ that are well worth a look. Here we look at nine places that shouldn’t be forgotten.
1. Rosal clearance village
Reader Sar Ah recommended a visit the deserted township of Rosal in Naver forest, Dornoch, given it was "steeped in lesser-known Scottish history". It was cleared of its residents between 1814 and 1818.
4. Brown and White Caterthuns, near Edzell, Angus.
This pair of large Iron Age hill forts sit about 1km apart on adjacent hills overlooking Strathmore and likely served as both military and ceremonial centres. A great afternoon can be spent walking between the two.