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Review of Arc’teryx Beta LT Men’s Jacket

| February 14, 2014 | Reply
Review of Arc’teryx Beta LT Men’s Jacket

As a travel writer I am always looking for great outdoor clothing, both for tackling the great outdoors in Scotland, but also for making forays further afield hiking in the likes of the Canaries and Slovenia. So I jumped at the chance to test out one of the top of the range Arc’teryx Beta LT men’s […]

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Mammoths of the Ice Age, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

| February 9, 2014 | Reply
Mammoths of the Ice Age, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Visiting the National Museum of Scotland is one of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh. With its diverse array of interactive and informative exhibits it ticks the boxes for everyone in the family. On a recent visit we discovered that the new temporary exhibition – ‘Mammoths of the Ice Age‘ – was another compelling […]

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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

| February 3, 2014 | Reply
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tucked into a fold of rolling hills in the Scottish Borders between the market towns of Peebles and Galashiels, the four star Cardrona Hotel is a great family-friendly base for exploring this picturesque region. The surrounding area replete with attractive towns and stunning countryside offers plenty to do. Brilliantly one of Europe’s leading mountain bike […]

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Top 5 Finnieston Bars Near the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

| January 28, 2014 | Reply
Top 5 Finnieston Bars Near the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

The new SSE Hydro lies in a bit of a no man’s land when it comes to bars. Handily we’ve just trawled around the area surrounding Finnieston to unearth our Top 5 Finnieston Bars Near the SSE Hydro in Glasgow: 1. The Kelvingrove Café  – At the hub of the emerging Finnieston Strip’s bar and it’s social […]

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24 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2014

| January 2, 2014 | Reply
24 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2014

24 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2014 1. It’s the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014– The Scottish Government and Visit Scotland have designated 2014 the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014. There are over 400 events up and down the country all year so get stuck in! 2. Coast with the Most – Scotland’s coastline (even […]

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Top 10 Scottish Campsites for 2014

| January 1, 2014 | Reply
Top 10 Scottish Campsites for 2014

Camping is cool these days in Scotland. We are firm fans of camping and we’ve written two editions of Cool Camping Scotland. We’ve got a lot of Scotland entries too in the Cool Camping Britain guide. Here are our Top 10 Scottish Campsites for 2014: 1. Oban Camping and Caravan Park Set on a bluff overlooking the […]

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

| November 15, 2013 | Reply
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Scotland does not celebrate New Year. It doesn’t need to as it boasts Hogmanay. You’d expect quite a party from the nation that brought the world its turn of the year anthem, Auld Lang Syne. And there is nothing quite like Hogmanay in the Scottish capital. Edinburgh’s party has become legendary across the globe and […]

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Golf in Fife Scotland

| September 12, 2013 | Reply
Golf in Fife Scotland

St Andrews is renowned the world over as the Home of Golf and it is hard to argue with this epithet. Home of the Royal and Ancient, the Old Course and host to the British Open more often than anywhere else, in St Andrews golf runs through the residents’ veins. Fife, though, has much more […]

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La P’tite Folie

| September 8, 2013 | Reply
La P’tite Folie

Nestled away in a quieter corner of Edinburgh city centre, but just a stone’s throw from the west end of Princes Street, La P’tite Folie delivers a quintessentially French dining experience. Housed in the upper level of a lovely old Tudor building (an unusual sight in Edinburgh) the restaurant makes a good impression right from the […]

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Glasgow – A City of Multiple Attractions For Tourists and Businesspeople

| September 5, 2013 | Reply
Glasgow – A City of Multiple Attractions For Tourists and Businesspeople

Scotland’s largest city, with its bountiful cultural attractions, restaurants, art galleries and concert halls, is these days one of Europe’s major tourist destinations with good reason. It has come a long way since the 1980s when it did not even have a tourist office let alone a rich bounty of tourists. It is also these […]

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