Monthly Archives: March 2014

Loch Ness – Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit and the Great Glen

The Great Glen is a giant geological split running from the south west of the Scottish Highlands to the north east at Inverness.  Along much of the length of the glen is Loch Ness, Scotland’s second largest but most famous body of water.  Allegedly home to Nessie, a ‘monster’ of varying descriptions, the area’s natural […]

Fort William Cycling

Fort William is nestled in at the foot of Ben Nevis; Scotland and Britain’s highest peak. Naturally, climbers and walkers flock here from the world over.  The area around Fort William is rightly famed for its outdoor pursuits and local road signs proclaim the legend “Lochaber, outdoor capital of the UK”.  In the past fifteen […]

Glasgow Commonwealth Games

With the countdown clock unveiled at Glasgow’s Central Station on March 10th, less than 130 days are left until the Games begin.  This will be the third time that Scotland plays host with Edinburgh having held the games twice previously in 1970 and 1986. The city has pulled out all the stops to ensure that […]

Edinburgh Southside

Arthur’s Seat looms over the south east corner of Edinburgh and from its summit almost all of this great city is visible.  The remains of an extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags provide a dramatic back drop to Scotland’s capital city.  Home to some of the earliest recorded inhabitants in the area with […]

Edinburgh West

Edinburgh is famed for the Georgian splendour, the space of the New Town, the crowded alleys and seemingly ramshackle and ancient squash of the Old Town.  Many visitors do not venture outside the centre of this great city as most of the obvious attractions are found within a 2 mile radius of Edinburgh Castle. There is, however, a […]

Stirling Holiday Attractions

Stirling is the gateway to the Highlands.  Although only granted city status in 2002, its history is drenched in blood, battle and royal intrigues. William Wallace defeated the Earl of Surrey’s larger army in the Battle of Stirling Bridge ( September 11th 1297).  The bridge visible today is not that of the famed battle and […]