Bookshops

There’s nothing better than coming in from the cold, curling up in front of a log-fire and opening a good book this winter. And with Christmas fast approaching you might be on the lookout for those last-minute presents for friends and relatives. Well, there are plenty of great places to pick up some fantastic reads.…

Winter Stargazing

Scotland is well-known for its stunning vistas, with majestic mountains and lochs alive with fish and folktales; waterfalls crashing from the heights of the glens, forests and fairy pools, rugged highland landscapes and fertile farmland. The night brings a spectacle above to rival that of the picturesque colours and contours below, with constellations unfolding across…

Christmas Markets DOs and DON’Ts

Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, Christmas markets are among the most joyful events to attend this time of the year: from unique decorations and gifts to delicious foods and fun activities, these fairs truly have something to offer to everyone. However, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the bright lights and…

Outlaw King Filming Locations

The 2018 Netflix movie “Outlaw King”, stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in his quest for the crown of Scotland. The film was shot on location in Scotland giving it a sense of authenticity. The film also had an overwhelming response to a call for local extras to play footsoldiers in Robert the Bruce’s…

Samhain Festival

Samhain is usually celebrated at sunset on the 31st of October. It is the traditional Celtic festival marking the coming of winter and the “darker half” of the year. Many rituals associated with Samhain have been carried down the years and co-opted by other religions or events. Samhain was believed to be a “liminal” time…

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…

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.…