Posts for history

Celebrating 260 Years of Robbie Burns

Friday 25th Jan 2019

Burns Night is upon us and this year we celebrate 260 years since the Birth of Robbie Burns His birthday is celebrated throughout the world, with Burns Suppers, poems, songs and anecdotes about Scotland’s National Bard. But here’s why we think Robert Burns should be enjoyed all year round……. From traditional ballads and romantic songs […]

A Bridge Too Far?

Monday 11th Sep 2017

The trio of spectacular bridges over the Firth of Forth has quickly become one of Scotand’s most iconic images. The new Queensferry Crossing is the tallest bridge in the UK and its elegant, delicate structure of woven interlocking wires took many years to build, but was completed on time and on budget this month. Traffic […]

Historic Attractions in the Highlands

Wednesday 19th Apr 2017

As it’s the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we asked Mike Spencer-Nairn, owner of Eagle Brae, for some more recommendations on delving into the past in the Highlands – here are some of his suggestions: Corrimony Chambered Cairn If you love exploring a stone circle site (or you are an Outlander fan!) Corrimony Burial Cairn lies near […]

Grass roofed croft

Orkney Crofts

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Orkney is an incredible place to take a holiday, no matter where your interests lie, just make sure you give yourself enough time! You will want to explore this part of the world, over and over again, so it’s imperative that you have somewhere comfortable to relax after long days of discovery. The owner of Orkney […]

Puffin on the cliffs

Orkney – An Insider’s View

Thursday 29th Oct 2015

If you’ve never visited Orkney before, then you could be forgiven for arriving off your ferry or flight with some misconceptions about the language you might hear, the supposedly windswept and barren nature of the landscape, or the local perspective on the islands’ place in the grand scheme of things. But it doesn’t take long […]

Blair Street Vaults, underground Edinburgh

Underground Edinburgh: Mercat Tours

Saturday 29th Aug 2015

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, worth spending hours, possibly days exploring. It has built up, literally in layers over centuries, so what lies beneath the surface of this pretty city? We had a chat with Kathleen Brogan of Mercat Tours to get a feel for a different Edinburgh that many don’t see. I’ve been really intrigued […]

Lime Cottage, Arniston Estate Cottages

Arniston Estate Cottages

Thursday 27th Aug 2015

Edinburgh, renowned for ‘The Festival’ and Hogmanay and all the associated hustle and bustle, is a vibrant, buzzing city all year round, perfect to explore at any time. Sometimes it’s great to be able to have a retreat from the whirlwind of the city to relax and unwind. Owner, Henrietta Dundas, tells us about Arniston […]

Perthshire – History and Culture

Wednesday 15th Jul 2015

Scotland’s history and traditions are world-renowned, rivalled only by its culture and scenery; and right at its heart lies Perthshire. Perth, a former capital of Scotland, lies on the banks of the River Tay. It’s a beautifully presented city, with lots to explore, but go beyond the boundaries of the ‘Fair City’ and the possibilities […]

View from St Rules Tower

Historical Fife: Walk in the Footsteps of Kings

Tuesday 9th Jun 2015

Still known to this day as The Kingdom of Fife, there is much to be found amongst its rich heritage. From religion to regality, from fishing to golf, there is wide and varied culture ready to be discovered. William Shakespeare based his character ‘Macbeth’ on Malcolm III, an 11th century Scots king, who later became […]

Baronial ancestral home, Blair Drummond House, Stirlingshire

Scotland’s Past, Your History

Wednesday 29th Apr 2015

Have you ever wanted to delve into your family history and find out a bit more about your origins? If so, you’re not alone. The study of family history, or genealogy, is now one of the world’s fastest growing hobbies. With wider access to the internet, it has become much easier to trace records and […]