Dunollie Castle and the 1745 House, Oban

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

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...]

Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire

A highlight of a recent venture into Aberdeenshire was Fyvie Castle, with history dating back many centuries and now belonging to the National Trust for Scotland. Having become a member of the NTS some time ago our enjoyment of the vast, sometimes ghostly rooms and historical stories was … [Read more...]

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle may seem a slightly strange choice as regards an addition to my blog, due to the fact that I have lived in Scotland all of my life and have had the pleasure of visiting the Castle on numerous occasions, however, I do believe that living literally on the doorstep of such history and … [Read more...]