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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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Need boots? Try Tiso’s shoe fitting service.

| April 15, 2015 | Reply
Need boots? Try Tiso’s shoe fitting service.

Ok, I’m a big boy, I’ve done my fair share of walking over the years and don’t need anyone to tie my shoe laces, nor fit my boots for me for that matter. Well that’s what I thought until I was invited by Tiso to come and try their free boot fitting service at their […]

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Edinburgh Science Festival for Families

| April 5, 2015 | Reply
Edinburgh Science Festival for Families

Having spent hours pouring over the programme, circling events and exhibitions that they’d like to see and workshops that they’d like to attend, the Edinburgh International Science Festival had the high expectations of our kids to meet. Arriving at the City Arts Centre (CAC) on the opening day, and as first timers to the festival, […]

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

| April 3, 2015 | Reply
Edinburgh International Science Festival

Hands up if you think science is, well, just a little boring? Well I’m hopefully about to change your mind, or rather the Edinburgh International Science Festival is! Edinburgh these days is no longer just about its world famous summer festival in August. There are myriad festivals throughout the year and I’ll be taking my […]

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Agoon Pani, Leith, Edinburgh

| February 2, 2015 | Reply
Agoon Pani, Leith, Edinburgh

Opening its doors in October 2014, this family fun restaurant is a welcome addition to both the Leith and Edinburgh dining scenes. Serving mouth-watering dishes from the Indian subcontinent, the elegant interior of Agoon Pani is an unexpected and very pleasant surprise. It’s light and spacious interior is both elegant and contemporary, and features oversized lampshades, a sleek […]

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