Monthly Archives: February 2014

Oban Holiday Attractions

Oban is the gateway to the Hebrides and it is from here that regular ferries take visitors off to the Islands all through the year.  However, Oban itself is more than worthy of attention and this ancient bustling port is an excellent base for a holiday in and around the Firth of Lorne area. Oban […]

Edinburgh New Town

Edinburgh’s New Town is  one of the finest examples of Georgian town planning ever conceived.  In 1766 a competition was commissioned by the city fathers to extend the city to the north and drain the rancid Nor Loch (now the site of Princes Street Gardens and the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line).  Serious overcrowding in […]

Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland opened Edinburgh Zoo in 1913 and to date the park attracts over 600,000 visitors a year. The zoo is home to over 170 different species of animal many of which are endangered and involved in captive breeding programmes. Edinburgh zoo is involved in conservation, breeding programmes and research across […]