Interview with The Highland Chocolatier

We hope everyone is enjoying the Summer weather! There are so many fantastic places to visit in Scotland. One of our personal favourites is visiting The Highland Chocolatier. Iain Burnett, known as The Highland Chocolatier, is a chocolate artisan based in the heart of Scotland. Iain makes a wide range of treats ranging from gourmet…

Top Castles to Visit in Scotland

We hope everyone has been enjoying the summer weather! Now that the summer holiday is approaching, a great way to spend it is by visiting some of the fantastic castles in Scotland. Scotland is known to be a home to over 1,000 castles varying in shape, sizes and history! We’ve picked some of our favourite…

The Virgin and the Unicorn, by Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino), fresco, 1604–05.

Scottish Tales & Legends: Unicorns

The Virgin and the Unicorn, by Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino), fresco, 1604–05.   Did you know that the unicorn is Scotland’s national animal? It is true – this mythological creature is a symbol of pureness and innocence, as well as chivalry and pride. They are so powerful, that they could purify poisoned water with a touch…

Top Distilleries to Visit in Scotland

I hope everyone’s been enjoying the sunny weather! Now that summer is around the corner, a great way to spend it is discovering how your favourite whiskies and gins are made. There are so many great distilleries to visit such as the Glenturret Distillery, Tullibardine Distillery, Stirling Distillery and the Dewars Distillery. We have a…

female selkie in the sea

Scottish Tales & Legends: Selkies

  …’I am a man upon the land I am a silkie in the sea And when I’m far from every strand My dwellin ‘tis on Sule Skerry… The Silkie of Sule Skerry (Scottish balad)   Selkies are mythological creatures in Scottish folklore that can change from seal to human form by shedding their skin.…

Top Cafes and Restaurants to Visit

I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring season and the sunny weather! An important thing to consider when going on holiday is finding great places to eat. There are so many fantastic cafes and restaurants that offers tasty treats and fine dining experience. These include The Boathouse Kitchen and Bar, Real Food Café, The Golden…

Shopping for Spring

I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring season! The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom and the Easter break is just around the corner. Once of my favourite things about Spring is transitioning from the heavy layers worn in winter to more light, colourful clothing. This season is the perfect chance…

haggis dish on burns night

Scottish Tales & Legends: Haggis

  Address to a Haggis Translation Good luck to you and your honest, plump face, Great chieftain of the sausage race! Above them all you take your place, Stomach, tripe, or intestines: Well are you worthy of a grace As long as my arm… …You powers, who make mankind your care, And dish them out…