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…

A Day Trip to Blair Castle, Atholl Estate

Blair Castle, located in Blair Atholl 7 miles from Pitlochry, is one of the most fascinating attractions in Central Scotland. With its gorgeous rooms, stunning grounds and gardens, the estate will charm visitors of all ages. Less than one hour’s drive from most of our properties, it is the perfect destination for a family day…