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Have Fun with UKick, Britain’s Hottest Toy

| December 17, 2015 | Reply
Have Fun with UKick, Britain’s Hottest Toy

As the dad of two wee girls who travels a lot I am always looking out for ace new toys. When the – I have to admit slightly weird looking – UKick was delivered to my house I was willing to give it a try. I wasn’t convinced at first sight, neither whether the even […]

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Need boots? Try Tiso’s shoe fitting service.

| May 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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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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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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Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

| January 12, 2015 | Reply
Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

We spent the 90-minute drive to Aikwood Tower, just outside the Borders town of Selkirk, telling the children that we were staying in our own castle. conjuring up stories of knights, princes and princesses. We may have been exaggerating, but this 16th century tower surpassed my high expectations right from the start. Luxurious and Unique […]

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26 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2016

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Replies
26 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2016

26 Reasons You Must Visit Scotland in 2016 1. It’s the Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design 2016 – The Scottish Government and Visit Scotland have designated 2016 the Year Architecture, Innovation and Design so look out for myriad events showcasing all of the country’s epic architecture, design and inventions. After all Scotland invented the world didn’t it? […]

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

| December 6, 2014 | 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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