If you enjoyed the series Monarch of the Glen and have the odd few million pounds to spare, you might be interested in buying the Scottish estate where the series was filmed. Balavil is a traditional sporting estate in Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands, famed since the end of the 18th century when a Colonel Thornton was renting the land and first had the idea of inviting some friends to visit for the sport. You can read all about Balavil here.
The surrounding area of Badenoch has been the clan lands of the Clan Macpherson for centuries. Cluny Castle was the seat of the Clan Chief until 1932. The clan has the very famous and evocative motto “Touch not the cat but a glove,” a warning of the ferocity of the Scottish wild cat when its claws are unsheathed and a non too subtle reference to the violent history of the clan. It was Mary Stewart’s use of the motto in one of her book titles that first intrigued me to read the history of the Scottish clans.