Living in such a central location means that the list here could be never ending!
The fact that we can be in the wilds of Glencoe, with it's rugged mountain range, bloody history and gateway to the highland town of Fort William, in just over an hour's drive from Lochend, or the long stretches of white sands in the eastern historic town of St Andrews, where our children used to play at 'Chariots-of-Fire-running', in 2 hours means that you can see many different landscapes in a few day trips. We even have customers that day trip to Skye, 4 hours to bridge, but that's a mighty long day in a car!
Royal Stirling is aptly named as historically it castle has been fought over back and forth for a very long time, here oldest remain parts are from the 1380's and of course there were add-ons through the years and was inhabited by the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders regiment until 1964. Topher had 'chanter' lessons there! The Chanter is the first part you play when learning the bagpipes. There is lots of fabulous information at Wikipedia, here's the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Castle