Tag: Scotland

Britain: The Best of…

We’ve now been home for nearly 3 weeks, and have been back at work for a week. Before the holiday becomes a distant memory, here’s the round-up post. Miles travelled Around 3,000. Yep, that many. The poor map barely made it home… Read More

Stirling Castle…

One thing we’ve learned about Scotland so far, is if you see a patch of light, grab it- it mightn’t be there when next you look. So it was when we drove into Stirling. It had been raining when we left Bucklyvie,… Read More

Edinburgh Castle…

Why did the Scots have to build their castles on the sides of cliffs? Yes, yes, I know the answer, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t ask the question. Stirling Castle was the same- I haven’t written about it yet, but… Read More

Old Balwill, Buchlyvie

I was going to show you around a couple of castles- Stirling and Edinburgh- but given that Sarah is currently suffering an overdose of history and doesn’t care whether she ever hears anything about Robert the Bruce, William Wallace or the Jacobites again,… Read More

Glencoe…

One of my strongest memories from when we were here twenty years ago, was of standing in the glen at Glencoe in the Scots mist and seeing one of those F number fighter jets come screaming through the glen- quite low. Then… Read More

In search of Nessie…

Scotland has an incredibly rich and lyrical history. The sort of history that romantic heroes and stories are created from- despite the inherent violence and cruelty that was at the base of much of it. No doubt there’ll be more of that… Read More

Weather, Wool, Whisky and Witches…

  Apparently the Scots have over 50 words for weather. Actually, I made that up- I used the line in Baby It’s You too, but that’s another story. I wouldn’t be surprised if they really did have that many words for weather. Dreich is… Read More

The Highlands…

The landscape started to change soon after crossing the bridge over the Firth of Forth. Speaking of the bridge, it’s a mighty great suspension bridge, magnificent, but without the romance of the cantilevered Forth rail bridge that runs beside it. By the… Read More

Fauhope Country House…

So anyways, I’m interrupting my usual broadcast to tell you about a really special place to stay- Fauhope Country House. Located just outside Melrose, I’d chosen this place as one of our “special” places- you know, those spots that you choose on… Read More

Melrose Abbey…

The Braveheart movie was released at the cinemas just before we were in Scotland last time. Yes, it was that long ago. Anyways, I was fascinated by the story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. I liked to think that Robert… Read More