the skylark portobello

The Skylark opened on Portobello High Street in July 2012 to feed the growing family population of Porty. Go for excellent brunch and a bracing walk along the prom.

Discover the hidden Hailes Castle, East Lothian

Hailes Castle is hidden away in the most gorgeous location on the banks of the River Tyne just outside the pretty village of East Linton. One of Scotland’s oldest stone castles, dating from around 1220, it has had a fascinating (and horrific) history.

Yellowcraigs Beach

Gorgeous Yellowcraigs Beach is located just to the south-west of North Berwick. Treasure Island was (probably) based on the island of Fidra, Robert Louis Stevenson was a regular visitor to the East Lothian Coast!

The North Coast 500

Love from, Scotland’s guide to driving the North Coast 500.

Mhor 84 & The Trossachs

A visit to Mhor 84 motel, located on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Owned by the same people as the famous Monachyle Mhor just up the road; and it is just as stylish!

Edinburgh Guide: Cocktail Bars

I love a good cocktail and this mini guide is dedicated to everything speakeasy; if you like cocktails, here are five Edinburgh cocktail bars you really don’t want to miss. It’s my perfect Friday night if you fancy joining me?

Seacliff beach

Visit the secret beach at Seacliff. Drive down the little winding private through the woods and you are rewarded with spectacular views, a wide sweeping beach, rock pools and of course, the dramatic Bass Rock.

Edinburgh Festival Tips

A guide to how to survive the Edinburgh Festival, from a local