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5 Great Robert Burns Poems

| January 16, 2018 | Reply
5 Great Robert Burns Poems

Born in Alloway on 25 January 1759, Robert (Rabbie) Burns is widely championed as the national poet of Scotland. He was also a lyricist, and one of his most famous songs – Auld Lang Syne – is an integral part of Hogmanay and New Year celebrations around the globe. At this time friends and strangers join hands and sing a […]

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Speyside Whisky

| January 11, 2018 | Reply
Speyside Whisky

If – like us – you’ve fallen in love with Scotland’s sublime single malt whiskies – there is one place in Scotland that you really must visit. We’re huge fans of the peaty wonders distilled on the magical island of Islay, but in terms of sheer variety you really can’t beat Speyside. This glorious part of Scotland- think the mighty River Spey, […]

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22 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2018

| December 28, 2017 | 2 Replies
22 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2018

22 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2018 1. It’s the Year of Young People 2018 – The Scottish Government and Visit Scotland have designated 2018 the Year of Young People so look out for myriad events for the wee ones, families and kids at heart too. 2. Coast with the Most – Scotland’s coastline (even without its […]

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Top 12 Things to See and Do in Fife

| December 20, 2017 | Reply
Top 12 Things to See and Do in Fife

The Kingdom of Fife sits proudly on the north side of the Forth and Firth. Visitors have long been impressed with the diversity of its attractions, with unspoiled sandy beaches, first-class golf course and world class seafood all part of the mix. Then there are its wealth of historic buildings and wonderful views of the […]

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Top 9 Things to Do in the Lothians

| December 12, 2017 | Reply
Top 9 Things to Do in the Lothians

While Edinburgh rightly tops the list of places people want to visit in Scotland, those who venture beyond the capital to explore the Lothians are rewarded by a host of diverse attractions. Highlights include a ruined mid 14th-century castle and the world’s largest colony of Northern Gannets! 1. North Berwick There is loads to do in and around […]

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Top 11 Things to See & Do in Dumfries & Galloway

| December 6, 2017 | Reply
Top 11 Things to See & Do in Dumfries & Galloway

Scotland’s sunniest region and one of its most beguiling is awash with attractions. So much so that it is hard to pick out just 11 highlights! Here are some of the places we love in Dumfries & Galloway, and we’re sure you will too! 1. Sweetheart Abbey This grandly ruined abbey is one of Scotland’s most dreamily romantic […]

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Top 10 Budget Travel Ideas in Scotland

| December 4, 2017 | Reply
Top 10 Budget Travel Ideas in Scotland

We’ve got ten great cost saving ideas for anyone who want to travel around Scotland but needs to keep a careful eye on their budget.  1. Island Hopping The introduction of RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) fares has made getting out to Scotland’s isles much more affordable. You can cut the cost even further with Caledonian MacBrayne’s Hopscotch tickets. These can be used […]

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Ace @Rohantime Walking Shoes

| January 13, 2017 | Reply
Ace @Rohantime Walking Shoes

Gear Review – Men’s Oboz Sawtooth Low B Dry   Making over 30 trips around Scotland a year researching travel articles on all parts of the country we appreciate that having the right footwear is essential. We get a lot of gear sent in to review and most of it for one reason or another […]

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River Cottage, Luss, Loch Lomond

| May 6, 2015 | Reply
River Cottage, Luss, Loch Lomond

Like many people, I am often guilty of rushing past the west shore of Loch Lomond on as I push on to the Highlands on the busy A82. I was recently lucky enough to stay at in the picturesque village of Luss. Here quaint cottages, historic churches, riverside walks and the bonnie bonnie banks of […]

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Ballathie House Hotel, Perthshire

| May 6, 2015 | Reply
Ballathie House Hotel, Perthshire

The long private drive through the leafy grounds hints at the grandeur to come to at Ballathie House Hotel. A real country house hotel, the public rooms boast roaring fires and floor to ceiling windows that look out over the manicured lawns and River Tay beyond. The first time we visited Ballathie we stayed in […]

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