A botanical wonderland

From a tropical rainforest to an arid desert, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh glasshouses hide a botanical wonderland.

Edinburgh Guide: Brunch

My favourite spots for brunch in Edinburgh.

Tantallon Castle and Bass Rock

Tantallon Castle sits on a dramatic cliff face, head to Seacliff beach to really get an idea of just how formidable this castle really is.

5 favourite: campsites in scotland

I’m a huge fan of camping, from Fort Augustus to the wilds of Gairloch, here are my 5 favourite campsites in Scotland.

Edinburgh Food Guide: Mexican

Put down a taco and I will love you forever. Check out two of the contenders for the best tacos in Edinburgh – El Cartel and Bodega.

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.