Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sporting Scotland

Scotland is a proud sporting nation and if the National Football team has fallen on hard times in recent years, success in the shape of Andy Murray (Tennis) , Sir Chris Hoy (Cycling) and Catherine Grainger (Rowing) have broadened the nations sporting horizons. Team Scotland’s 24 medals in the recent 2012 Olympics were in athletics, cycling, […]

Loch Leven, Argyll

Photograph by Ruth Fowler Not to be confused with the freshwater loch in Kinross of the same name, this sea loch on the West Coast of Scotland is 14 km long (just under 9 miles) and stretches from the Ballachulish Bridge at its mouth, past the village of Glencoe on its southern shore, to the […]

Edinburgh Festival

The city of Edinburgh has a history of invaders and the castle and city walls have been besieged several times.  This trend continues every year in August when hordes of culture vultures, art and music aficionados descend upon the International Arts Festival. 2014 is the 67th Festival and it is set to be one of […]

Ben Nevis Scotland’s Highest Peak

This photograph of Ben Nevis ( Beinn Neibhis in Gaelic) was taken by Charles Michie. This is a view of the Ben from the north east overlooking the Caledonian Canal.  Fully covered in snow on a sunny day this a spectacular image of a spectacular mountain. The Ben is Britain’s highest mountain at 1344 metres […]

Commonwealth Games 2014

There are now less than 30 days until the 20th Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow. The city has been revealing a number of different events and locations catering for spectators and visitors without any tickets. The primary focus during the 12 day games will be Glasgow Green.  The Live Zone here is one of […]