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  • Highland Fling – by Joan Jaffe (Part One)

    We were bound to have trouble in Customs with the muesli, Dick predicted, and maybe the half jar of jam and the 47 teabags; but I said they were souvenirs and I would relive our Scottish ...

    February 15, 2015
  • Highland Fling – by Joan Jaffe (Part Two)

    The charm of hiking in the Highlands is the other side of the difficulty: that is, the mostly trackless walks, the obscure destinations only intimated by vague directions, the signless ...

    February 15, 2015
  • Lakes & Lochs of the Trossachs Region

    Often referred to with the affectionate moniker of “the highlands in miniature”, the Trossachs region of Scotland offers much of the natural beauty and exciting history of Scotland as a ...

    January 14, 2015
  • Bathgate’s History at the Bennie Museum

    Visitors to Bathgate in West Lothian will find loads of interesting information on the history of the town at the Bennie Museum, situated in two restored cottages on Mansefield Street. The ...

    October 29, 2014
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What to See

  • Castles

    Loch Leven

    Loch Leven Castle stands on an island in Loch Leven and is accessible from Kinross by boat from the main pier opposite the Kirkgate Park. The castle is in the care of Historic Scotland. It has been witness to much drama of Scotland’s history.

  • Health Spas

    Ocean Rooms Spa

    For many there is no better way to relax than to enjoy a good massage whilst listening to the calming sounds of the ocean. Many will argue that water has many ways of healing body and mind but not everyone has access to either waterfalls or oceans. The Ocean Rooms Spa makes good use of the healing power of water but you do not have to travel to the far-flung corners of the earth to enjoy it. ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Noss National Nature Reserve

    The Noss National Nature Reserve is located on an island that is 313 hectares in size and is only accessible by ferry, and is open in the summer months. Visitors are advised to call the ferry service before planning their trip, as bad weather conditions often cause the ferry to close down operations. The island was once inhabited by humans, approximately 24 people, who used ...

  • Nature Reserves

    St Abb's Reserve

    If you are looking for a great place to spend some time getting better acquainted with Scotland’s on and offshore animal life, the St Abb’s Reserve is a great place to go. Better known as the St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, this protected area is protected by the goodwill of those people who choose to use the area rather than by a specific group of paid professionals. These ...

  • Hebrides

    Balivanish

    If you are looking for a quiet little Scottish town with air links, a beach and a laid-back tranquil atmosphere, Balivanish may be exactly what you are looking for. Also spelt ‘Balivanich’, this small village is a picturesque place which is ideal for a relaxing and tranquil holiday. You certainly won't find the hustle and bustle of the city here. Instead, the characteristic cry of sea gulls ...

  • Castles

    Menzies

    Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society to what it would have looked like originally. It was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years. Castle Menzies, pronounced 'Mingies', stands north of the River Tay at Weem. It is a very fine Z-plan castle typical of East Scotland with a large 19th century wing. The main block has ...

  • Museums

    Stromness Museum

    Located on the island of Orkney is the fascinating Stromness Museum. This fine museum, run by the Orkney Natural History Society, offers visitors an in depth look into the natural and maritime history of Orkney. Established back in 1837, the Stromness Museum has a number of interesting displays and collections. When visiting Orkney you won't want to miss a visit to this outstanding museum.

  • Scottish Theatre

    Dundee Rep Theatre

    Standing proudly in Dundee's cultural hub is the fine Dundee Rep Theatre or The Rep, as it is commonly called. This is a remarkable organization devoted to the arts. Audiences visiting the Rep Theatre can enjoy stunning musical, theatre, dance and comedy performances all through the year. Visitors to the city of Dundee should definitely book a ticket at the Dundee Rep Theatre for at least ...

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