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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
  • Stroll Through the Beatrix Potter Garden in Birnam

    Situated in the Perthshire village of Birnam, the Beatrix Potter Garden pays tribute to the 19th century author and illustrator of children's books that continue to entertain little ones ...

    October 14, 2014
  • Ancient Natural History at Glenmore Forest Park

    Located within the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding beautiful Loch Morlich, the Glenmore Forest Park is one of the remnants of Scotland's Caledonian Forest consisting primarily of ...

    September 30, 2014
  • Spend a Day in the Country at Almond Valley

    Stretching over twenty acres alongside the River Almond, near Livingston, Almond Valley offers a superb venue for a family outing - 361 days of the year, rain or shine. Visitors to Almond ...

    September 16, 2014
  • Enjoy the Scotch Whisky Experience

    Housed in a stately old school building near Edinburgh Castle, the Scotch Whisky Experience offers fascinating insight into the history, development and distilling of Scotland's iconic ...

    September 2, 2014
  • The Scottish Crossbill – Endemic to Scotland

    With the spectacular pine forests of the Scottish Highlands as their home, Scottish crossbills are the only known endemic bird species in the whole of the United Kingdom. In fact, they are ...

    August 19, 2014
  • Visit the Fascinating Folly at Dunmore

    Located between the villages of Dunmore and Airth, in the Falkirk Council area of Scotland, is a most unusual 18th century building dubbed the Dunmore Pineapple. The building with its large ...

    August 5, 2014