Walk with me throug Scottish history and its exiting stories.

My name is Monika Herrmann and I live in the Highlands of Scotland since 14 years. I worked for many years as a professional researcher and tour guide. Now I like to share my knowledge and experience with others.

Calemonia is about Scottish history, locations, travel tips, stories, and more. Have a look around, you might find something interesting. I also would like to hear anybody with questions, ideas, or suggestions.


Dramatic scenery and

I live in Kinlochleven, a small village next to the famous valley of Glencoe.

The village has an exciting past and is now one of the destinations along the West Highland Way.

Around the village are many places, with only small traces left of the people who were here before.

For mountain lovers

Hike, climb, enjoy the magnificent nature!

Kinlochleven is surrounded by mountains and is a well-known destination for all kinds of hikers, climbers, and outdoor ramblers.

There are walking paths in all directions, from the short easy walk up to challenging hikes. Something for everyone for families and professionals. Every year there are various events in the village. For example, the 6-day trials in May, where they tackle the hills on motorbikers and the skyline runs in late summer.


So much more to see and learn

Discover more about Scottish history. Here are some examples of places I visited.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle is the home of the Chief of Clan Campbell. For many years I worked as a tour guide there and had also the opportunity to help out in the Archive. Clan Campbell is one of the most influential Clans in Scotland.


Every tourist who visits Scotland starts or ends their trip to Edinburgh. It is not only the capitol of Scotland but also the city of the Scottish Enlightenment, a period in Scottish History, I find most exciting.

Gairloch and Ullapool

When you go from Edinburgh north, you might come to Ullapool and Gairloch. This area has an interesting history in regard to the fishing industry.

Isle of Sky

The isle of Skye is the most visited destination in Scotland and hopelessly overrun in the summer.


Stirling castle is also a place and must see. 

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle is near Aberdeen and is a breathtaking side. 

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