The Fife Arms, Braemar

After a lovely weekend up on the Moray Coast (more on that later!) we stopped off in Braemar on the way back home. I haven’t been in Braemar in years (about 15 to be precise, when I was doing research for my Masters’ dissertation!) and in general it hasn’t changed, except for one place –…

Garrison West, Fort William

Since lockdown has eased and we are allowed to travel a bit more freely around our own countries (though I could really do with some sunshine!) we have been taking short breaks and the odd random day trip. Our first random trip seen us take an overnight stop in Fort William before heading out onto…

Whiteadder Reservoir & Priestlaw

Typically, once lock-down rules were slightly relaxed the grey grim usual weather of a Scottish summer appeared. However, it didn’t stop us venturing out for a welcome walk in the hills and some fresh air! We headed out of Edinburgh into the Lammermuir Hills on the edge of the Scottish Borders, a part of the…

Spitalfields Art

When the weather is favourable I do like to go for a walk at lunchtime, unfortunately depending on where I am working the walk is not often that scenic. Working recently in the City in London I discovered it is a haven of art!  From regular art displays in Broadgate to the Sculptures that can…

Kelburn Castle & Estate, North Ayrshire

I often like to take the opportunity to get out of Edinburgh and head to somewhere a bit random. The latest of these trips took us to Kelburn Castle & Estate over on the west coast at Largs. Otherwise known as the ‘Graffiti Castle’ due to it being painted by group of Brazilian Street Artists…

Shore Walk: South Queensferry to Cramond Ferry

I did this lovely walk a few weeks ago as part of my Kiltwalk training, its quite an easy walk from South Queensferry through the Dalmeny Estate to Cramond Brig.  The path is track in parts and tarmac in others and of course with the added benefit of nice views.  We parked just at Hawes…

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Botanic Lights

This month, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are hosting “Botanic Lights”; a magical 1km long light trail which winds its way along the paths of the Botanics, literally showing the features in a new light. As Stuart and I discovered last week on the opening night, it’s a rather good way to spend an hour…

Falls of Clyde

In an attempt to walk more (plus also do some training for the Kiltwalk 2015 which I have signed up to!) I decided we should be getting out and about.  There are plenty of great places to walk not far from Edinburgh and also some that make a nice wee daytrip.  I dusted of a…

A Road Trip to Crail

Back during the heat wave we decided to abandon all DIY plans and take advantage of the few sunny weekends we had – because lets face it, when we do get the sun its usually when everyone is at work! After missing out on the Crail Food Festival in June, and having a hankering for…