Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why book lovers will love Edinburgh

In fact, so many Scottish landscapes, for example the romantic Trossachs National Park, have inspired generations of writers. What’s more, there are dozens of literary events all year long, nationwide, from storytelling to poetry festivals, in the most far-flung places. Edinburgh was made the world’s very first UNESCO City of Literature. It’s also home to […]

The darker side of Edinburgh

Venture out in Edinburgh during the evening hours and you will more than likely run into one of the city’s ghost tours. These nocturnal adventures take visitors to the scariest parts of the city, from underground vaults, to local tombs and outdoor torture theatres. With so much history running through this majestic city, the bravery […]

Six of the best examples of Edinburgh’s architecture

With its castle dominating the skyline and its streets upon streets of beautiful, antiquated buildings, it’s no surprise that Edinburgh has a lot to offer when it comes to architecture. Whatever piques your interest – whether it’s medieval churches, centuries-old castles, or even the new, controversial parliament building – there’s certainly no shortage of culturally […]

Glasgow Art and Museums

Glasgow has some of Europe’s finest civic collections. In the city you’ll encounter historical finds, natural history and some genuinely incredible art – all housed in some of the city’s most breathtaking public buildings. In just one town you can see French impressionists, modern art, old ships, Scottish history and archaeology, medieval weaponry and more […]

Glasgow Barras

Explore the hustle and bustle of Glasgow Barras The Barras is a lively, bustling indoor and outdoor market that simply shouldn’t be missed when visiting Glasgow. Based in the East End of the city, the weekend market has been running since the early 20th Century and remains as popular today as it was nearly 100 […]

The West Highland Way

Walk the West Highland Way At more than 95 miles, or over 150 km, the West Highland Way is Scotland’s leading long-distance hiking route. It starts in Milngavie, some six miles from Glasgow, and takes in the shores of Loch Lomond, passes through Mugdock Country Park and skirts Ben Lomond. It also visits Glen Falloch, […]

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The buzz around Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic GardenThe Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a must-see for any visitor tired of the city’s streets and longing to sample a taste of Edinburgh’s rich horticultural history. Originally founded in 1670 as a physic garden dedicated to the growing of medicinal plants, the RBGE now covers four areas […]

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There aren’t many events in the world that can boast over 100 million viewers every year and a total of 13 million attendees. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of them. What makes this event even more special is the spectacular location in which it takes place. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh […]

Islay & Jura

Generally known for it’s whisky production the island of Islay (pronounced Eyela) lies to on the west coast of Scotland.  However, it has much more to offer than just Uisge Beatha ( ‘Water of Life’ is the translation from Gaelic). Although whisky fans can slake their thirst at 8 distilleries with a ninth due to open […]