Beer hunting across Scotland

Whisky is and always will be Scotland’s national drink, but did you know that this country also has a history of brewing beer that dates back 5,000 years? Machinery and techniques might have changed over the centuries, but the population’s love for the cold, refreshing drink remains the same. In this day and age, smaller…

The Haunted POW Camp

Last night we enjoyed a tour around the Cultybraggan Camp just outside the village of Comrie, formerly used as a World War Two Prisoner of War camp. The Nissan huts used as lodgings and officers quarters were later re-purposed for British Army cadets so many of the buildings dating back 70 years remain remarkably intact.…

Lochearnhead Highland Games 2018

Lochearnhead hosted its 2018 Highland Games last weekend, Saturday 21st July. Every year locals and tourists gather together in different towns all over the country for a day of fun, games and Scottish pride. The Games are a tradition that dates back to the 11th century, an event that brings communities together while celebrating Scottish…

A day in… Killin

Killin is a small village located on the western bank of Loch Tay, the perfect destination for those looking for outdoor adventures. Salmon fishing and water sports are the two main attractions in the area, but this little centre has much more to offer than what meets the eye. The first point of interest we…

BLiSS Trail audio tour

The BLiSS Trail is now online! This unique series of art installations connecting the villages of Strathyre, Balquihidder, Lochearnhead and St. Fillans was created by the Loch Earn Tourism Information group. They have now released an audio tour that explores the meaning behind the individual sculptures.   The trail was launched in 2016 for the…

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…

Aquila Ecology Wildlife Tours

Scotland is renowned for its breath-taking landscapes, but what sort of creatures inhabit this wilderness? We asked Andrea and Terry from Aquila Ecology, and they took us on one of their famous tours. Aquila Ecology is a small company based in St. Fillans, in beautiful Perthshire. They offer walks and guided tours of the area…