Battle of Homildon Hill 1402

In the next chapter of the Scottish History series, we take a look at the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402. During the time leading to the repudiation of the Truce of Leulinghem, both Kingdoms began to raid the other. On 22 June 1402, a small force backed by the Scots government, returning from one such…

The Battle of Harlaw

In the next chapter of the Scottish history series we take a look at the battle of Harlaw (1411) which was fought between English backed Highlander forces under Donald of Islay, and a Lowland army led by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar. The battle saved Aberdeen from being sacked and checked the expansionist policies of…

Christmas Decoration

Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020

It is the most wonderful time of the year again! We can all agree 2020 was not a typical year, however, we can all keep our Christmas spirits up! Gift-giving is a great opportunity to end the year by remembering our loved ones and get busy with wrapping some presents. We at Cooper Cottages have come…

Top 5 for Couples This Autumn

As the hustle and bustle of summer tourism starts to die down, autumn brings scenic landscapes, peace and quiet. It is officially the perfect season to get away with your partner and enjoy a relaxing stay in the countryside. Here are 5 reasons why you should book your stay today.   Romantic walks Step outside…