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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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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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Have Fun with UKick, Britain’s Hottest Toy

| December 17, 2014 | 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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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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Protect Your Travel Belongings with Idtagit

| December 6, 2014 | Reply
Protect Your Travel Belongings with Idtagit

We have all been there. That sickening moment when you realise that one of your valuables or a bag has gone missing. This is a horrible experience when you are near the safety of your home in familiar surroundings, but one that is seriously amplified when you are on the road and a lot more […]

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Enjoy a Feast of Hebridean Seafood

| December 1, 2014 | Reply
Enjoy a Feast of Hebridean Seafood

At InsiderScotland we are big fans of seafood so we were delighted when we were sent a hamper by the Hebridean Food Company, with lobster, smoked fish and crab claws fresh from the Outer Hebrides. The Hebridean Food Company The Hebridean Food Company was started in February 2014 by Douglas Stewart, a lobster fisherman’s son […]

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Flybe Shakes up Scotland-London Travel

| October 29, 2014 | 1 Reply
Flybe Shakes up Scotland-London Travel

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has just launched three new routes from Scotland to London City Airport. I popped down on the inaugural flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport for the launch. Being Checked in by Edinburgh Airport’s Top Man (in every way) – Gordon Dewar The new Edinburgh Airport service steps into […]

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