Dryburgh Abbey & The River Tweed

From Sir Walter Scott to Rule Britania, we headed for a walk along St Cuthbert’s Way to explore the ruined Dryburgh Abbey.

Coos, Castles & Clans

We hopped on a Graylines highlands of Scotland tour for a exhilarating roller-coaster ride through the lands of Clan Campbell.

Tyninghame Beach

Whether the sun is shining or the wind is blowing right through, there few places that bring a smile to my face in quite the same way as Tyninghame Beach.

New Lanark

New Lanark, one of only 6 World Heritage Sites in Scotland, is the jewel in the Clyde Valleys crown.

Dawdling at Dawyck Botanic Garden

Deep in the Scottish Borders lies Dawyck Botanic Garden, one of the world’s most spectacular arboretum.

Blackness Castle & the Forth

Blackness Castle is often called ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its boat-like appearance from the sea, it’s location also makes for some stunning views of the river and across to Fife.

St Abbs, Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders village of St Abbs might not be the first place you think of if you are hankering for a fresh crab sandwich, but for those in the know, it’s a hallowed destination.


Located 12 miles west of the Forth Rail Bridge on the south-west coast of Fife, The Royal Burgh of Culross is one of Scotland’s best preserved 17th century villages and an easy day trip from Edinburgh.

the riverside museum, glasgow

The Riverside Museum in Glasgow was opened in 2011 at Pointhouse Quay in Glasgow Harbour. This spectacular building was designed by the world renowned Zaha Hadid Architects and it makes a dramatic statement in a quayside which is still very much under regeneration.

Edinburgh Zoo Portraits

Edinburgh Zoo is one of my favourite places. With over 1000 species within 82 acres, on the steep sided Corstorphine Hill, the zoo is much more than its famous Pandas. Within Edinburgh Zoo reside some of my favourite Edinburgh characters. Let’s meet them!

Discovering the Isle of Arran

Located in the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands which makes it perfect for a weekend away. Here is my guide to things to do on Arran.

Things to do in Edinburgh: The Castle

Wander up the Royal Mile to the the Castle to take in (and photograph!) those stunning views.

Things to do in Edinburgh: The Royal Yacht Britannia

Looking for Edinburgh’s must dos? Top of the list is a visit to Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia, and to spot 6 Times by Antony Gormley.

Winter in the Botanics

A winter walk in the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. One of my favourite places to go for a walk on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Visit the The Kelpies (Scotland’s best sculpture?)

Mythical sea beasts, shapeshifting water spirits which inhabit our rivers and watercourses. Have you found one wandering the paths looking out for weary travellers to help safely along their way?