Ayr, Scotland - Where to stay and what to do
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7M ago
This post is part of a paid partnership with Scotland's Best B&Bs to showcase what makes their members so special A short break in Ayr, Scotland, with 3 suggested itineraries Recently I undertook a journey across Scotland, staying at some of the country's best bed and breakfasts along the way. I put together my own itinerary and it was pretty amazing if I do say so myself! This is the first of four blog posts covering each destination I stayed at, starting in Ayr, a seaside town just 30 minutes south from Glasgow. You can use each blog post as a stand alone guide for visiting t ..read more
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A dark sky adventure in South West Scotland
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10M ago
This post is part of a paid partnership with Visit South West Scotland to showcase the beauty of the night sky and the many diverse attractions in this part of the country A 3 day itinerary for exploring South West Scotland Not only is the South West of Scotland packed with attractions for all ages and interests, it is also one of the best places in the country to enjoy a dark sky experience and stargazing has become one of the most popular evening activities. You could get away from it all and hang out beneath the stars in the peaceful Galloway Dark Sky Park, or do as I did, and b ..read more
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My recommended things to do in Bo'ness
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1y ago
About Bo'ness One thing I have strived to do with my Scotland travel blog since the beginning is to shine a spotlight on the many villages, towns and regions that are often overlooked by visitors. Bo'ness is one of those places - just a short drive from Falkirk and easily reached from Edinburgh and Glasgow, it has some unusual attractions which make it an interesting place to spend a day or two. The name Bo'ness is actually short for Borrowstounness which means the Burgh Town on the Ness. Located on the bank of the Firth of Forth, Bo'ness was once the second largest port in Scotland. Today t ..read more
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Dog Friendly Glamping & Quirky Accommodation in Scotland
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1y ago
I love sourcing unusual places to stay on my travels around Scotland and I know I'm not alone. The glamping sector has boomed in recent years as more and more people seek out unique accommodation that is a bit more memorable than a homogenous hotel.  Over the years I've stayed in some amazing places - curling up beside a cosy log burner in an eco structure straight out of The Hobbit, sleeping under twinkling fairy lights in a pretty yurt, waving at passing trains from a converted railway signal box and having the most beautiful garden on the doorstep of a shepherd's hut. Every ..read more
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Best things to do in and around Wick
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1y ago
About Wick Wick sits on the north east coast of Scotland, just over a 2 hour drive north of Inverness and just over 20 minutes south of John O'Groats. It is one of two principal towns in the Caithness region of Scotland, the other being Thurso. In the days when waterways were the main means of travel and transport, Wick's position along the mouth of the Wick River and the North Sea made it an ideal trading port. During the time of Viking rule it was named 'Vik' which is Old Norse for 'bay'. In 1589 it gained Royal Burgh status in recognition of its importance as a commercial seaport and as ..read more
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Things to do in Uist
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1y ago
This post is part of a paid partnership with West Coast Waters to promote the many ways you can immerse your senses around the Scottish west coast Back in August I was sat in the ferry queue in Uig in Skye bursting with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of another west coast adventure. The last time I waited in this queue was on a trip to Harris and Lewis, this time I was sailing to North Uist. My excitement levels were ramped up to the max because not only was this my first trip to Uist, it was also a proper holiday which meant I could truly immerse myself in the real-time beauty o ..read more
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15 Scottish Christmas Gifts that Give Back
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1y ago
This post is part of a paid partnership with Social Enterprise Scotland to promote their gift directory If, like me, you're starting to plan your Christmas shopping and looking to shop local for unique gifts that also do good, this post is for you. Buy Social Scotland is an amazing initiative with a directory of local and ethical gifts from social enterprises across Scotland. There is something for every budget and you can find everything from a Build Your Own Ukulele Class to Christmas Spiced Gin. At a time when many of us are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, ther ..read more
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Wanderings around Scotland's West Coast
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1y ago
This post is part of a paid partnership with West Coast Waters to promote the many ways you can immerse your senses around the Scottish west coast A couple of months ago I was sitting on a bench in the pretty hamlet of Strathcarron, scooping up small mounds of cooling ice-cream dispensed in a tub at the local shop. The Scottish summer was doing what it was supposed to for once. It was warm enough to ditch my jacket (a rare occurrence!) and the azure blue sky was dotted with enough white cotton ball fluffs to stop my pale skin from burning. Gazing across the echo of crumpled brown hills on the ..read more
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A Tour of Scotland Filming Locations along the Forth
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1y ago
This post is part of a paid partnership with Film on Forth, to try out their filming location itineraries and write about my experience. I vividly remember sitting in the cinema watching Braveheart and leaving with the overwhelming urge to learn more of my country's history and explore the many places mentioned that were still a mystery to me. Before you start shouting about its gross historical inaccuracies and Irish backdrops, I'm well aware, but to this day I still love that movie and I'm not ashamed to admit it!  In more recent years I've joined the swelling rank of Outlan ..read more
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Dunfermline & West Fife - My recommended 2 day itinerary
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1y ago
This post is part of a paid partnership to explore Dunfermline and West Fife, and write about my experience. For anyone interested in Scottish history, I recommend a visit to Dunfermline.  It is the burial place of arguably Scotland's most famous king, Robert the Bruce, who rests among six other Scottish kings and two queens.  This fact alone should give you a clue that Dunfermline was once a pretty important place.  Its status as an ancient capital of Scotland and a historic seat of power might also convince you that it needs to be on your Scotland itinerary. Approx 30 minute ..read more
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