Comic Con’s 5th Anniversary at Edinburgh

This year’s Comic Con will be taking place next weekend 14th and 15th April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. 2018 will not only be Edinburgh Comic Con’s third year at the EICC, but also it’s fifth anniversary. It will feature many top named guests from the world of comic books and science fiction, with…

First Cuckoo heard this morning in Lochearnhead

It’s the 1st April and the first cuckoo has been heard this morning having arrived back in Lochearnhead for the summer. The cuckoos are generally medium-sized slender birds. The majority are arboreal, with a sizeable minority that are terrestrial. Some species are migratory and feed on insects, insect larvae and a variety of other animals,…

The Saltire

The Saltire is the recognized flag of Scotland. It can be seen flying at many castles and government buildings. The flag is also used to represent Scotland at sporting events. This flag, also known as the St. Andrew’s Cross, is the flag of the patron saint of Scotland (the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath confirms Andrew…

Easter is nearly here!

The Easter break is nearly here with Good Friday being this week on 30th March. Many of the tourist attractions in the area will be opening their doors after the winter break in readiness for this year’s visitors for the Easter holiday. Easter is a nice time of year with many flowers and plants waking…

A visit to Wester Pickston Railway

The Scottish Model Engineering Trust owns and runs the Wester Pickston Railway (WPR) which is set in seven acres of woodland in the heart of the Perthshire countryside. There is a ground level track for 71/4″ and 5″ gauge trains, an outdoor 16mm Garden Railway and woodland roads to run steam powered road models. The…

Munro Bagging in the Trossachs

Munros are mountains over 3,000 feet. They are named after Sir Hugh T Munro, who was the first man to catalogue them all. There are 282 such mountains in Scotland, and attempting to climb them all is a popular challenge for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors to the Trossachs can enjoy a number of great…

Polar Bear cub has now been seen

The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years has emerged at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. Previously, the birth had only been confirmed by high-pitched noises heard from the maternity den. Now the cub’s first venture into the outside world has been caught on cameras…