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…

Benefits of Staying at High View

We hope you enjoyed the previous property blog post which answered various questions regarding the View Cottage. This weeks’ blog post will be exploring the High View Cottage as the owner of this amazing accommodation has described the many benefits that guests can enjoy when staying at the High View Cottage! High View can be…

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…

Killin and Loch Tay

Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

Sustainability has been an important topic for the last few years, more specifically sustainable and responsible tourism. But how does that affect you and your holiday in Scotland with us? Here is our short guide on how to #respectprotectenjoy: 1. Respect the local area This is one of the most important things when you travel.…

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…