Month: July 2016

hoy ward hill

A day trip to the spectacular Isle of Hoy

A Hoy Day Trip from Mainland, Orkney Ah yes. It’s Sunday morning in the islands and you’re looking to go somewhere. Regular Scottish travellers will doubtless be able to relate to my pain here. Not quite willing or able to let go of my city pace, the result is one of astonished irritation when most

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view over Edinburgh from castle weekend

A self-catering weekend in Edinburgh

A Weekend in Edinburgh and a stay at Fountain Court Apartments Anyone who has visited Edinburgh will be well aware that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Chances are you’ll find yourself falling under its spell without even knowing it. That moment when you realise that you’ve spent half a

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A History Tour of Dumfries and Galloway

A History Journey Through Dumfries and Galloway Scotland’s south west corner is arguably the most tragically overlooked slice of this fair land. But rest assured. As part of my latest campaign with the Scotlanders, we’re trying to do something about that. With history as my theme, I charge hell for leather around the best attractions

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orkney ring of brodgar

Top Things to do with a Weekend in Orkney

Orkney Highlights – Weekend Ideas I consider the Scottish islands to be amongst the most diverse assortments of geographic wonder I’ve ever seen. Nowhere underlines the extremity of this diversity better than Orkney. While the Western Isles can fight it out for one end of the spectrum, Orkney has the other. Comparing rugged, almost-volcanic-in-their-scale landscapes

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