The Easter Rising

  In this weeks instalment of the Scottish History series we take a look at one of the most famous socialist and trade union leaders from Edinburgh who led the Easter Rising in Dublin,1916. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, James Connolly is a particular controversial individual who led a small rebellion in Dublin, Ireland. At the…

Key Landmarks to Visit

This week, I will be discussing some of the key landmarks that are worth visiting when planning your next holiday trip to Scotland. Although you may not be able to fully explore these places due to lockdown restrictions, these landmarks can still be enjoyed and admired if going for a walk or if you’re planning…

The Battle of Sheriffmuir

On this next chapter in our Scottish history series I want to travel forward in time from our times with Robert the Bruce and William Wallace to the year 1715, during the Jacobite Rebellions.   Before the Battle After the coronation of George I in 1714, much unrest could be found in Scotland as the…

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…

Things to Look Forward to for December 2020

It’s now December, which means ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ has started when people are preparing and looking forward to the festive season. Although this festive season will be quite different in comparison to previous years, there are still various things worth looking forward to! Such things involve Christmas shopping for your loved…

How to Keep Kids Entertained at Home

One of the things that kids were able to experience during lockdown was spending extra time as a family! The time spent within our homes allowed families to bond with their kids and spend quality time together by doing various activities. Now that many of us are experiencing a second lockdown and tighter safety restrictions,…