Category: Scotland

January 30, 2010

Valentine's Day – Declare your Love at Gretna Green

Filed under: Scotland - 30 Jan 2010

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and in a little village in on the Scottish/English border, things may be getting a little busier.

Gretna Green was famous for its marriage trade in the 18th century and as a place …

June 25, 2009

Edinburgh's abuzz with festivals

Filed under: Scotland - 25 Jun 2009

You don’t have to be brave of heart to visit Scotland, but you do need a lot of stamina!  In Edinburgh alone, there are festivals after festivals to keep you busy throughout the whole of summer:

Edinburgh Jazz and …

January 27, 2008

The Haggis Kerfuffle, Britain

Filed under: Scotland - 27 Jan 2008

Haggis is hot news this week with reports that exports of Scotland’s fabled dish are under threat as young people are no longer

August 12, 2007

Gretna Green – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland - 12 Aug 2007

DAY 5 – After Loch Lomond we continued south through Glasgow into the Southern Uplands of Scotland.  On the way to the Scottish/English border, we stopped by a small village called Gretna Green.  I had never heard of …

August 11, 2007

Loch Lomond and the Lakes District – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland - 11 Aug 2007

DAY 5 – Mountains and glens greeted us as we drove through dramatic Glencoe. On the “bonnie, bonnie banks of …

August 10, 2007

Anyone for Haggis? – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland - 10 Aug 2007

DAY 4 – This afternoon we crossed the Grampian Mountains for our hotel in Newtonmore. Newtonmore is home base for the …

August 9, 2007

Scottish Highland Whisky

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland - 09 Aug 2007

DAY 4 – After St. Andrews, it was time to visit Edradour, a whisky distillery where the local water, the finest malt and age-old …

August 8, 2007

St. Andrews Links – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland - 08 Aug 2007

DAY 4 – This was our day for visiting St. Andrews, where golf was born in the 15th century.  On our journey there we crossed the Firth …

August 7, 2007

Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland,Edinburgh - 07 Aug 2007

DAY 3 – We arrived in good time and the stands were already filling up.  It was quite nippy, but thankfully it wasn’t raining.  I can’t imagine what it’d be like watching the show in the cold and …

August 6, 2007

Edinburgh Sights – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland,Edinburgh - 06 Aug 2007

DAY 3 – After our Castle visit, we drove down the Royal Mile, past the venerable St Giles’ Cathedral, to see the Queen’s Holyroodhouse Palace before crossing over to the 18th century New Town….

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