Eden Mansion, St Andrews

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When 1st Earl Field Marshall Douglas Haig’s family built their family home, on the outskirts of St. Andrews in 1860, it epitomized the era and displayed all the elements of grand Victorian design. Amidst 5 acres of landscaped grounds incorporating a sweeping drive and walled gardens, Eden Mansion … [Read more...]

Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

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I LOVE this hotel – what can I say. It’s been many years since I last stayed at this, one of Glasgow’s longest established hotels and certainly one of the leading 4 star properties of the city. A recent renovation project has seen the Grand Central Glasgow receive a luxurious makeover, retaining … [Read more...]

Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld

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One of the many joyous aspects of Scottish tourism is the multitude of historical attractions, sites and places of significance, scattered around the country; of interest to many, accessible to all. Sitting pretty on the banks of the River Tay, in the Historical Cathedral City of Dunkeld, is the … [Read more...]

Castle View Apartment @ Castle Terrace with The Edinburgh Address

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One of the many beautiful joys of Edinburgh is the city’s accessibility and the very “towny” feel of Scotland’s capital. No more is that felt than when in Castle Terrace, the very hub of the city and yet, with amazing views over Princes Street, The Gardens and the majestic Edinburgh Castle, a … [Read more...]

Old Town Chambers, Edinburgh

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Old Town Edinburgh is enchantingly historic, with its medieval street plan built around the The Royal Mile, aptly named in the 20th century for it’s path between Holyrood Palace and the majestic Edinburgh Castle. It is here; down one of many ancient and historically documented alleyways that the … [Read more...]

Go Forth Guided Tours, North Berwick

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Dave Berry; an extensively travelled, East Lothian Councillor; has returned to his beloved North Berwick, where Go Forth Guided Tours has been born from a supreme love and knowledge of his home territory. An endearing and very apparent passion for Scotland, has called Dave back from his work and … [Read more...]

Signal Rock Cottage, Glencoe

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Glencoe has always held a magical charm for me; atmospheric; partly due to the 1693 massacre; beautiful, scenic and stunningly typical of an ancient Highland glen. Glencoe now is home to Glencoe village and a small, friendly community built around a picturesque Scottish backdrop. The journey to … [Read more...]

Walkabout Ayr

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Donald Kay is a man of a successfully varied career history, however his passion is his beloved Ayr and of course Scotland’s very own Bard; Robert Burns. I joined Donald on a gloriously sunny day in Ayr’s town centre to uncover the tales of the Royal Burgh and relive some moments in its colourful … [Read more...]

Dunollie Castle and the 1745 House, Oban

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Although the house dates from 1745, it is certainly a work in progress as artefacts telling its history are gathered and placed in ever changing exhibitions and displays within the 1745 house, sitting in the shadows of the crumbling stronghold of Dunollie Castle. The newly opened museum and … [Read more...]

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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A free Sunday, for once void of any commitments; work or otherwise, debating what to do...solution: the newly re-opened National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh’s Chamber Street! Time allotment sadly underestimated as we could have easily filled two full days and more within the walls (and nine … [Read more...]