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A Visit to Lanark – Home of William Wallace

A Day Trip to Lanark When thinking of top day trips from Central Scotland, chances are Lanark is not one of the first places that will jump out at you. Southern Scotland in general is grossly under-visited but, for historians especially, this is where so much of Scotland’s best bits can be unearthed. With a

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The Other Side to Culzean Castle….

A Visit to the Culzean Castle Caves We do love a bit of spooky don’t we? Never mind ghost tours – grim dark pits under ancient castles that are shrouded in mystery and intrigue win every day for me and they don’t come any better than the Culzean Castle caves. While the opulence and grandeur

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Scotland travel tips

Food, Drink, Weather and more. Here’s my Top Scotland Travel Tips Scotland is a complicated little place. Legendary for all sorts of reasons, we have plenty to offer any visitor but no shortage of potential traps for the unsuspecting newcomer. Covering the basics of what any visitor needs to know here are my Scotland travel

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Weekend Things to do on the Isle of Skye

Top Itinerary Suggestions for a weekend in Skye Above all of our other islands, Skye has an allure and an overwhelmingly Scottish feel to it. For many it epitomises the dramatic and inhospitable Highland landscapes, the moody climate and the haunting mystique of a land packed with history. It’s the image of Scotland that has

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Loch Coruisk and the Small Isles on a Skye Wildlife Boat Tour

Skye Wildlife Boat Tours This week my travels take me back to the Isle of Skye for a first visit of the year and a chance to marvel at the incomparable highlights of Scotland’s most visited island. Nestled at the top of my to-do list is a long-awaited experience of Elgol’s famous Skye wildlife boat

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6 Free Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh on a Budget – Finding Value in the Capital Perhaps you’re a student. Perhaps you’ve a frugal disposition. Perhaps you’re just skint. Edinburgh does not need to be prohibitive for those that aren’t crazy with the idea of spending big.

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Great Scottish Drives – Cairngorms to Glen Coe

Scottish Highland Road Trips – my latest Great Scottish Drive In this latest addition to my Great Scottish Drives series, here is my look at one of the epic Scottish Highland road trips from east to west through some of the country’s very best scenery. Starting in the western Cairngorms, this is a journey to

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Top things to do in Cultural Glasgow

Cultural Glasgow: 6 Free Museums for the Culture Vulture When it comes to talking up Glasgow – which I am prone to – the plethora of brilliant museums continuously serves me with inexhaustible ammunition. As the former second city of the Empire, a powerful trading and manufacturing hub and with an influential and fascinating history,

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Glasgow at its best – the fabulous curries of Mother India

Best Curry Restaurants in Glasgow – Mother India You know that moment when you walk in on a great meal? When your senses go berserk all at once and what’s on the menu has just become the single most important thing in your life? In my case, there’s a more than reasonable chance that that

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Reviewing Speyside’s Whisky Distilleries

A Review of Speyside’s Best Distilleries I’ve been looking forward to this one for some time.

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Highlights of a 3 week trip to New Zealand

3 weeks in New Zealand – My photo highlights New Zealand. As epic travel love affairs go, this one has been on the cards for me for many a year. Thanks to chatter from my NZ expat friends, social media’s contribution and the notable efforts of Lord of the Rings in particular, all the fuss

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Top Things to do in Scotland in 2016

Five Tips for Top Things to do in Scotland in 2016 It’s that time of year again. A particularly sodden winter is nearly over, darkness descends slightly later each night and thoughts start to wander to travel plans for the year ahead. It’s one of my favourite times, pencilling in destinations and activities and mapping

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Things to do Around Edinburgh – Top Day Trip Ideas

Things to do around Edinburgh

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It’s more than just whisky in Moray!

Reasons to visit Moray – a weekend in the north east

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A trip to Falkirk, home of The Kelpies

The Scotlanders Visit Falkirk

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Things to do on the Isle of Barra

My Isleathon visit to Barra

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Perthshire in autumn and a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel Review – Perthshire at its best

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A photography tour of the Scottish Highlands

Caledonian Light Review – a photographer’s view of the Highlands

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Exploring Argyll – a visit to the Ardkinglas Estate

Ardkinglas Review: Picking out some of the hidden gems of Argyll

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A weekend in Ayrshire

Top Things to do in Ayrshire

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Melville Castle Review

Melville Castle Review – luxury within minutes of Edinburgh

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Highlights from an outdoor themed weekend in Fife

Best outdoor activites in Fife – some weekend highlights

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Coming to Glasgow?

5 things you have to do in Glasgow

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A weekend in Stirling

A look at the top things to do in Stirling

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A weekend in the Trossachs

Things to do with a weekend in the Trossachs

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How to make the perfect Punjabi curry

A curry masterclass with Scotia Spice

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The new Borders Railway is coming…..

A weekend in the Scottish Borders

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Abbotsford House – the Scotlanders visit the Borders

An Abbotsford House review, home of Sir Walter Scott

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Scotlanders in the Cairngorms with Ace Adventures

An Afternoon with Outdoor Specialists Ace Adventures

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Another reason to love the Outer Hebrides….

Harris Tweed blog – why it’s a Hebridean treasure

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The Beaches of the Isle of Harris

Visiting the Isle of Harris beaches

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Walking at Glen Coe and finding the Lost Valley

Great Scottish Walks – The Lost Valley at Glen Coe

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A visit to whisky HQ, the Isle of Islay

Scottish Routes Islay Whisky Tour

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Exploring Glen Clova and Corrie Fee in the Angus Glens

The Angus Glens – A spectacular outdoor day trip from Dundee

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Follow the path of Jamie and Claire with our Outlander itinerary

Outlander itinerary

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One of the best meals to be found in Scotland….

A Review: Blackaddie House Hotel

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The History of Linlithgow

A Linlithgow History Tour

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What I Love Most About Glasgow’s West End

Living in the west end of Glasgow

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A Guest Blog from Orkney by David Weinczok

Ancient Orkney: A 4-Day Saga Through the Gem Atop Scotland’s Crown

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A visit to Smoo Cave in Sutherland

Smoo Cave Scottish Highlands

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10 of the best: Great Scottish Castles

My top 10 Scottish Castles

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A trip to Murrayfield Stadium

#blogmanay concludes with a trip to the home of Scottish rugby

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The Hogmanay experience

The Edinburgh Blogmanay experience – the ultimate New Year party

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A visit to Loch Lomond – the Ben, Duncryne Hill, Conic Hill and Glen Fruin

Why I Love Loch Lomond…

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A visit to Glengoyne Distillery

Scotland’s Best Whisky Distillery Tours – Glengoyne

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