Adrenaline-pumping activities, exciting events, wildlife, history and so much more. Scotland has an abundance of amazing experiences to offer, from traditional local festivals and laid back pursuits such as fishing and golf, to a huge array of historic sites and cultural highlights. There is so much to do it’s hard to know where to start. Well, why not let us guide you through some of the top things to do in the area. On our blog you can read about Scotland’s many attractions, activities and events.

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Ghost Stories of Central Scotland

With the nights grown dark and a chill in the air, what better time to share ghost stories. So settle down with a warm drink and enjoy these stories of ghoulish apparitions. The Green Lady of Stirling Castle A former servant of Mary Queen of Scots this woman has been wandering the corridors of Stirling…

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Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, based in Stirling. Run by Historic Environment Scotland, it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. Scotland’s historic built environment is a finite and unique resource, yet its care calls for conservation skills that are in short supply. This…

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A night at the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

Callander Jazz and Blues Festival took place this year over the weekend of 28th – 30th September. This is the 13th annual festival with live gigs staged in various venues across Callander and featuring the best sounds in local, national and international Jazz alongside the best of the UK’s Blues scene. Friday saw the start…

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3 reasons to visit Falkirk

Falkirk is a small industrial town situated about 15 miles from Stirling and 30 miles from Edinburgh. Here are three points of interest that will make you want to add it to your itinerary.   The Kelpies One of the most popular attractions in Stirlingshire, this striking installation resembles the mythical creatures from Scottish folklore.…

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Vegan and vegetarian dining in the area

When it comes to food, it is not always easy to accommodate everyone’s cravings. Luckily, the rich variety of cafés and restaurants in Stirlingshire and Perthshire will provide you with a wide range of options to pick from. Here is our selection of the best vegetarian and vegan-friendly places:   269 vegan, Perth, Perthshire Perth’s…

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Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park

Across the river from Perth City Centre is the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park. A haven for walkers and cyclists. In 1991 Kinnoull Hill became the first dedicated Woodland Park in Scotland. There are four marked walking trails in the Woodland Park taking you up through the woods to the summit. The climb from the Corsie…

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The Battle of Stirling Bridge

History After the Battle of Dunbar (1296), in which King Edward I had sent his commander, the Earl of Surrey, north in answer to a refusal by the Scottish King John Balliol to support his wars in France, the Scottish commanders Andrew Moray and William Wallace had succeeded in bringing under their control the vast…

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Top Five for Families this Autumn

Stuck for ideas of what to do with the kids this Autumn? There are a number of fantastic places for them to enjoy. Here are our top five ideas to get you started. The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, Stirling. A recent addition to Stirling’s array of historical sites, this one is a little different. Step…

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A day in… Stirling

Located less than one hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the town of Stirling is full of history and places to discover. Take your time to explore every corner, pack your bags and wear comfortable shoes, because it is going to be an intense day! If you will be arriving by public transport, you should…

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Killin Agricultural Show 2018

Last Saturday, August 18th, Killin hosted the annual agricultural show. Every year the community gathers in Breadalbane Park to celebrate local activities and products. The festival started at 8.30 a.m. with the opening of the Food Court (just in time for breakfast!). The morning proceeded with a variety of competitions, shows and demonstrations. While local…

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