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A Family Holiday at Eagle Brae

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Guest post by Emma Gibb There is nothing quite like rugged Scottish scenery to quieten a busy mind.  During a particularly busy week, when my mind was whirring with to-do lists, we headed to Eagle Brae – a luxury self-catering eco resort nestled between Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar.  It is impossible to do anything other than switch off […]

Exploring Aberdeenshire and Angus with Kids

Tuesday 26th Jul 2016

Mother of two and blogger Emma Gibb loves nothing more than exploring Scotland with her family. Here she shares some of her favourite places to visit in her local area of Aberdeenshire and nearby Angus. Living half way between Aberdeen and Dundee and close to the Angus border means that we spend a lot of time […]

Sandford House, Country Cottages, Fife

Guest Post: 7 Reasons Your Next Holiday Should Be A Self-Catering Holiday

Thursday 30th Jul 2015

Guest blogger, Glen Moyer gives us his insight into why self-catering holidays are a great option when choosing your break. You love to travel. You might even travel more often if it didn’t mean leaving the comforts of home behind. What if I told you there is a way to travel AND enjoy the comforts […]

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Pick Your Own, Perthshire

Monday 27th Jul 2015

Perthshire is known worldwide for its fruit growing industry, but did you know that picking it can be a fun (and of course, tasty) activity for friends and family alike? We got in touch with owner Jamie Watson to tell us more about it. “My farm, Mill of Montague is at Balbeggie, very near the […]

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Guest post: Islay Whisky

Thursday 28th May 2015

Islay is most well-known for its whisky, so we couldn’t leave the island without learning a bit more. Guest writer, Rachael MacNeill has given us her inside view. Islay – the island of great spirit My time is taken up with two projects: Whisky For Girls and Wild and Magic Islay. www.whiskyforgirls.com host Whisky Tastings, Whisky […]

Bowmore, Round Church, Islay, Main Street

Guest post: My Islay

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Islay, one of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, is world renowned for its wildlife, weather and whisky. It can become a very personal place for many, including our guest writer, graphic designer and curious explorer, Ali Campbell. Islay – From Childhood, Forever. Islay has always been a place that I have been drawn to. The seeds of […]

Top 5 Hidden Gems Around the Firth of Forth

Monday 8th Sep 2014

By Robin McKelvie Almost every Scot and most visitors to Scotland at some point have bashed across the world famous Forth Bridges.  Far fewer people, though, actually take time to enjoy or are even aware of the delights that lie sprinkled around the banks of the lifeblood estuary. Join us now as South Queensferry resident […]

Guest Post: The Glen Elg Circuit

Thursday 10th Jul 2014

There’s nothing like a great big dose of local knowledge to help with planning your Scottish self-catering holiday – who better than a holiday home owner to suggest lovely places to visit during your stay?  This month we’re delighted to feature a fantastic guest post by Debra Storr of Varis Holiday House, located 5 miles from […]

Craignethan Castle: A Hidden Gem on Glasgow’s Doorstep

Monday 30th Jun 2014

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we love to highlight hidden gems and give you tips for exploring the ‘real Scotland’.  One of the highly commended winners in our Real Scotland Photography Competition, Nick Gallacher, told us about a hidden gem he recently discovered near Glasgow – Craignethan Castle. Guest […]

Argyll’s Hidden Gems

Wednesday 5th Mar 2014

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we aim to bring you inspiring holiday ideas and highlight lesser-known sights and attractions.  To give you tips on some of Argyll’s hidden gems, we spoke to one of the highly commended winners of our Real Scotland Photography Competition – adventurer, blogger and photographer Will Copestake.  Will has […]