The Legend of Twinlaw Cairns

The Legend of Twinlaw Cairns

This weekend I visited my friends in the countryside, as I had heard there was going to be snow. Being from a semi-tropical climate, snow is still quite a big deal for me, so I jumped at the chance of getting even a tiny bit of white gold. We set out for a walk on […]

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ScotClans on the Road to the Isles

ScotClans on the Road to the Isles

There is something about the North West coast of Scotland. Maybe it’s the ancient weather beaten rocks of the shoreline or the near perfect sandy beaches with their scattering of tiny tidal islands. Perhaps its the light or the remote locations. Whatever it is I always feel like I’ve ventured into another world, as if […]

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A Walk to St Abbs

A Walk to St Abbs

Scotland’s East coast to the south of Edinburgh is often overlooked by tourists, preferring instead to head off into the highlands. This weekend we discovered a fascinating part of Scotland that hides a tragic story: First of all we drove down to Coldingham Sands, A fantastic secluded beach north of the village of Coldingham. This […]

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Outer Hebrides Adventure – Live Blog

Outer Hebrides Adventure – Live Blog

Greetings folks! This blog is coming to you live from the Outer Hebrides and will follow my travels on my first trip straying from the Scottish mainland. I’ll be spending most of my time on the Isle of Barra with Clan Macneil, where I’ve been invited to attend a special ceremony at Kisimul Castle. I’m […]

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Kilt Like an Egyptian

Kilt Like an Egyptian

It seems wherever you travel around the globe, you can’t miss signs of Scottish influence. From bagpipes being played in far off antipodean lands to Ceilidhs taking place in South America, the Scots have sure spread themselves far and wide. I recently traveled through Egypt, eyes peeled for any evidence of these great wanderers. Today […]

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Nessie Strikes Again

Nessie Strikes Again

An amateur photographer has captured pictures and video footage of a ‘large, black object’ moving beneath the waters of Loch Ness, sparking fresh debate about the existence of the famous monster. The photo was taken by David Elder of East Kilbride, who was at the pier head at Fort Augustus when he caught sight of […]

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The Road to Dere Street

The Road to Dere Street

Just off the A68 on the outskirts of the Scottish Borders, a small sign points towards the remnants of an ancient highway. Known as Dere Street, the road was once a bustling hive of Roman (and later Medieval) activity that connected York with the Firth of Forth. You have to use a fair amount of […]

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