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…

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…

Castle Leoch (Doune Castle)

Outlander has taken the world by storm since the first series began in 2014. People have been captivated by the romance of Claire and Jamie, making stars of Catriona Balfe and Sam Heughan. Based on the popular series of books by Diana Gabaldon, fans are eagerly awaiting the premiere of Season 6 next week, which…

Easter Break Inspiration

The sun is peeking through the clouds, daffodils are appearing at the side of the street and Easter is just around the corner. Spring is the perfect season to visit the numerous attractions that Scotland has to offer: from historic sites to museums and parks, here are a few suggestions to help you plan the…