Historic sites in rural Scotland

The big cities of the Central Belt are not the only places soaked in history. There are plenty of lesser-known buildings and sites scattered around the countryside, all full of ancient stories to tell. Here is a selection of our personal favourites in the area.   Drummond Gardens Originally laid out in 1630 by John…

Myths and Legends in central Scotland

It’s no wonder J.K. Rowling was inspired by the Scottish landscape while writing her masterpiece. With its green forests, clear streams and Baronial architecture, Scotland is the perfect backdrop for Harry Potter’s adventures. But this country was full of magic even before the world’s most famous wee wizard was born: folk stories have in fact…

Free days out in Scotland

You’ll pay nothing to visit many of Scotland’s top attractions. Plenty of them are free to enter, and there’s an array of free events and experiences to enjoy too. Explore castles, museums, art galleries and more, all for free, on a day out that won’t leave you out of pocket. Here are just a few ideas…

Who was St Andrew?

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Saint Andrew’s Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew which is celebrated on 30 November each year. Saint Andrew was an agile and hardy Galilean fisherman whose name means Strong and who also had good social skills. He brought the first foreigners to meet Jesus…

Autumn Gold in Perthshire

There’s now more time to explore some of Scotland’s best loved historic visitor attractions in this, the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. From the Broch of Gurness in Orkney to Cardoness Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, over 36 attractions are extending their summer opening arrangements to the end of October 2017. Why not…

Autumn is here in central Scotland

As the colours begin to change and longer nights start to set in, see how Scotland comes to life with stunning daytime experiences and spectacular night-time events.Take a wander to be transported into your very own fairy tale with the crunch and crackle of leaves under your feet. Watch as the sunlight burns through the…