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Motorcycle Day

Says James, in my opinion, there's nothing in this world
Beats a '52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeveses won't do
They don't have a soul like a Vincent '52.

Do you dream of the open road? Are you a motorcycle enthusiast or might you prefer your rides secondhand via classic movies such as The Wild Ones or Easy Rider? If so, this may be the tartan for you. The Rablogan An Torc tartan was designed as a tribute to those who relish the open road and the thrill of the ride on a beloved motorcycle no matter where in the world they are. "Rablogan An Torc" is a stand in for "The Wild Boar" or "The Hog" - an animal often associated with the mascot for one of the world's most well-known motorcycles, the Harley-Davidson. The background colour of this tartan, black, represents the global nature of this passion and the traditional leather that is regularly worn by riders; the colours of orange, light grey and white are often associated with colours used on motorcycles; while the dark grey represents the roads on which they travel. Famous vintage motorcycle brands include Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Vincent, Indian, Yamaha and Honda! Vroom! Vroom! 🏍️

Should you be so bold and lucky as to plan your own biking tour on the open road, you can plan one to suit your tastes.

For example, a Scottish Castles Route in South West Scotland includes a tour of the following routes and stops which can be accomplished in a single day.

  • Threave Castle – On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway. In order to reach the Castle you have to ring the custodian’s bell for the ferryman to take you across, however this service is seasonal.

  • Loch Doon Castle

  • Drumlanrig Castle – The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers but what will really impress you is the grand red tar driveway over 300 meters long and lined by manicured green grass and trees. Lovely gardens and well worth a visit.

  • Morton Castle 

  • Lochmaben Castle

  • MacLellan’s Castle

  • Cardoness Castle

  • Castle of St. John

  • Glenluce Abbey

  • Carsluith Castle

  • Kenmure Castle

  • Caerlaverock Castle

  • Culzean Castle – A fantastic sight of turrets and battlements, Culzean Castle is surrounded by wild seas, lush forests and spectacular gardens. It featured in the cult m1973 movie, ‘The Wicker Man’.

For more information on more the best biking tours in Scotland, click the motorcycles to visit "Motorcycle Scotland" and get a recommendation for any taste!

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