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 […]

Visit Glasgow Cathedral

While many people visit Glasgow to see the Glasgow School of Art or the Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum, tucked in beside the Royal Infirmary is one of the UK’s grandest buildings. Glasgow Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Scottish Gothic architecture, and the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to survive the […]

Visit the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is one of the top destinations in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. Recently voted 4th best island in the world by National Geographic, this dramatic and breathtaking landscape inspires people from all walks of life to visit its heather covered moors and rugged peaks. Portree, Isle of Skye […]

Edinburgh Fringe

For many people from all over the world, the arts festival known as the Edinburgh Fringe is one of the most important events in the Scottish annual calendar. The three week festival takes place every August in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, and sees the city filled with huge numbers of live performances across multiple […]

Argyll and the Arrochar Alps

Kilmartin Glen in Mid Argyll is the epicentre of Scotland’s prehistory.  The area is strewn with standing stones, stone circles, rock art and historic monuments.  Some 800 historic monuments can be found within the area.  The Kilmartin Musuem is a great source of information on the history of the ancient kingdom. The Arroch Alps The […]

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 […]