Glasgow is one of the biggest cities in the UK and the largest in Scotland (even larger than the capital, Edinburgh). This makes the city a perfect place for a wee city break to explore the best things to do in Glasgow. Although Edinburgh gets a lot of attention with its incredible history, castle and … Continue Reading

The following morning, I’d never been more grateful to have the heated seat the lady at Avis gave use with our 4×4! The temperatures had plummeted overnight and, hopping back into the car, I can’t tell you how nice it was to not be sitting in freezing leather seats as we made our way up towards … Continue Reading

Once upon a time, we used to live in Scotland (back when we were students up in St Andrews and after that working in Edinburgh) and one thing I really wished we’d done more of back then was to explore more of Scotland. It’s funny but even living in Edinburgh (which is one of the … Continue Reading

After living in Edinburgh for 4 years, I can safely say (without a shadow of a doubt) that the city is amazing! It’s one of those places that has so much going on, so many places to see, a huge swash of history to explore and some incredible things to do in Edinburgh. It really … Continue Reading

After spending a good six years studying in Fife, I’ve come to call this area of Scotland my second home. I mean, who wouldn’t? Unlike the vast mountain ranges of the Scottish Highlands, Fife is much more easterly meaning a little less rain and a lot more of those gorgeous rolling hills. Now, over my … Continue Reading

There’s so much to see in Scotland and I’ve no hesitation in saying that everyone should definitely visit at least once. Heck, why put a limit on it, go fifty times, I swear you’ll find something different each time. Now, without sounding too wishy-washy, there’s a whole heap of reasons to visit Scotland that I can … Continue Reading

Before arriving in the Highlands, I’d heard so much about the North Coast 500 route and so wanting to do the NC500 drive (at least, in part) was something I came prepared for! The Wester Ross Coastal Trail, on the other hand, I had never even heard of. I know I keep going on and … Continue Reading

There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural landscapes that are perfect for hiking, and the gorgeous westerly islands that scatter the country’s edge, makes Scotland one of my favourite places to explore. Honestly, there’ll never be enough … Continue Reading

Scotland has a long history of delicious food and not just those infamous fried mars bars, Irn Bru, or Buckfast that readily spring to mind. Scotland has a huge variety of delicious meals and yummy treats that will satisfy any taste bud. One thing that most of us don’t realise, is that modern Scottish cuisine has … Continue Reading

There are so many amazing hikes in Scotland – there’s no denying it. Some of the best parts of Scotland are its beautiful, wild and rugged countryside – a part of the country that has long captivated the hearts of travellers, not least so because of the gorgeous landscapes and scenery here. Now while a lot … Continue Reading

I say it time and time again – there’s no better way to explore the UK than via a road trip. Granted, public transport in the UK is pretty great (even if a tad expensive and delayed on Sundays) but it’s no substitute for taking time slowly to really enjoy the length and breadth of … Continue Reading

I have no idea how I ended up living in Edinburgh. I never had any real ambitions to move to Scotland or to live in Edinburgh but ambitions or not, I ended up calling Edinburgh home for about 4 years. To be honest, I absolutely LOVED living in Edinburgh, the quality of life here is … Continue Reading

St Andrews is a beautiful Scottish town on coast of Fife and is famous for its University (with alumni like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Kate, it’s understandly why this is the case), its golf links and absolutely stunning coastline. Oh, and then there’s the architecture here which is worth … Continue Reading

Scotland has it all, doesn’t it? Deep fried mars bars (that I’m still too scared to try), Hogmanay, Annie Lennox, J. K. Rowling (who once said of herself “They see me Rowling, they hatin’…“) and of course those wonderful kilts that I genuinely wish I could pull off 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Despite the fact that kilts don’t suit … Continue Reading