Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There are many things, as a nation, we have to be proud of this year in particular and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, for me, is most definitely one. It’s not the first time I have visited the annual extravaganza on the Castle esplanade and from this year’s exceptional offering, I very much hope … [Read more...]

East Links Family Park, Dunbar

As it has grown in size, so has the loyal following of visitors to East Links Family Park in East Lothian. A relaxed, friendly visit, perfect for families, East Links is home to a growing brood of farm animals; sheep, cows, highland cattle, goats, deer, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs; the list goes on; … [Read more...]

Signal Rock Cottage, Glencoe

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...]

Poppies Garden Centre, Gift Shop and Shore Side Tea Room, Oban

You could be mistaken for thinking that Poppies is merely a small garden nursery, and with a fairly well hidden entrance which is easy to miss, you could also be mistaken for thinking that it would be a fairly quiet, little place. Not so, Poppies is absolutely delightful and very well patronised – … [Read more...]

Clan Cottages, Kilmore, by Oban

Akin to being placed into a history book depiction, our arrival at Clan Cottages, conjured images of returning to the fold, bearing rewards of a days’ hunting, as the five thatched cottages are picture perfect of an ancient Celtic settlement. Nestled into a glen, a stone’s throw from Oban; … [Read more...]

Seafari Adventures, Oban

A short distance from Oban, crossing the Bridge over the Atlantic to the western isle of Seil, Seafari Adventures has one of the most stunning locations in Scotland and is ideally placed to explore the varied sea and island wildlife off the beautifully remote Firth of Lorne Conservation … [Read more...]

Angels With Bagpipes

The uniquely named Angels with Bagpipes has quickly established itself on the Edinburgh upmarket restaurant scene and just as quickly earned an enviable reputation for producing exemplary Scottish cuisine. With a home on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the simple, yet stylish restaurant is surprisingly … [Read more...]

Camera Obscura, Edinburgh

Where else can you scoop up oblivious Princes Street pedestrians onto a scrap of paper, throw them about a bit and then let them on their merry way? Camera Obscura is Edinburgh’s fantastically fun world of illusions at the top end of The Royal Mile and in the literal shadow of Edinburgh … [Read more...]

Purdies, Oban

A gorgeous little shop with Oban Bay frontage, Purdies really is a must for west coast visitors, not least of all due to the fact that a unique “Argyll and Inveraray” range is marketed by this very Scottish soap company. Additional outlets and a thriving online trade are proving to be a winner … [Read more...]

The Craw Inn, Auchencrow, Berwickshire

The Craw is not somewhere I just stumbled upon but a little village inn, with accommodation, I have known for some years and would love to adopt as my “local”, geography allowing. Quaint, cosy, welcoming and serving some fantastic wines from an extensive list; what more could anyone wish for? Oh … [Read more...]