Category: Scotland

Dundee’s First Instameet Was Amazing!

One City, Many Discoveries A couple of weeks ago I took part in Dundee’s first Instameet, joining 60 Instagrammers photographing their way around the city to showcase what Dundee has to offer under the Instagram hashtag #dundeeinstameet. << check it out! As someone who tells...

Five Beautiful Places in Dumfries and Galloway

Five Beautiful Places in Dumfries and Galloway Here are five absolutely gorgeous places you can visit in southern Scotland! It’s perfect for a little road trip or a weekend away. 1. Caerlaverock Wetland Centre The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock is a truly spectacular place...

Shetland

12 Ways Shetland Will Amaze You!

Shetland is an archipelago to the very north of Scotland, a group of islands with the Atlantic ocean to one side and the North Sea to the other, this is as north as the British Isles get. Here are the ways Shetland will surprise and...

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week four (part 2)

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week four (part 2). For our final few days in Shetland we had headed up to Northmavine where we spent a wonderful evening with Ewen and Kit in their gorgeously Scandinavian-style home along with some of their friends.  I’d taken...

Shetland in Midsummer, diary for week four

Shetland in Midsummer, diary for week four (part one) (I’m splitting this final diary week into two parts rather than trying to pack it all into one post!) From out of the creel Ewen pulled out a magnificent lobster, vividly blue and glistening with sea water which...

Shetland, Sumburgh Head

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week three.

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week three. Suddenly we found ourselves back on the Shetland Mainland this week. On our last evening on Fetlar our fridge flickered to alert us that our gas has run out, the gas that heated our water, cooked our food...

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week two.

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week two. We were walking under a lead grey sky on a board walk snaking through boggy peat moorland towards the sea cliffs of Hermaness. Bonxies swooped and chased each other over the heather, one stood ominously next to the...

Midsummer in Shetland: diary for week one.

Midsummer in Shetland: Diary for week one. I’ve now been in Shetland for a week, and already I’ve been – as previously mentioned – chased from a field by bonxie birds, ran the gauntlet walking through the world’s third largest colony of them six days...

The Eclipse and Jam Coconut Tarts!

We had grand intentions of heading further up northern Scotland to view the eclipse: a little road trip in our new truck to witness an auspicious celestial event. In the end we drove down to the local, yet magnificent, Tentsmuir beach and sat on the...

Snowdrops and Soup in Fife

Spring decided it wasn’t quite ready this week and winter muscled itself back into our lives. We woke up to snow on Sunday morning and it’s been on and off ever since, and oh boy it’s cold. We decided to sit out this unfriendly weather...

Scotland, UK, Cairngorms

Hiding Away Up A Scottish Glen

Scotland has many hidden gems, beautiful views and magnificent walks that are less well-known than some of the more celebrated places. We took our little van up into north Angus this week. Just 35 miles from Dundee yet it felt a million miles separated us...

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