Robert Burns Attractions

[Originally Posted on] Find out more about Robert Burns’ fascinating life as you explore his former homes and discover captivating collections in museums dedicated to the famous poet. Discover the intriguing life of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, as you explore the landmarks that inspired his work and museums dedicated to his life. Travel to Ayrshire & Arran and see where the famous Scottish … Continue reading Robert Burns Attractions

Local Produce and Producers in Scotland

[Originally posted on] Although the country’s national dish, haggis, is one of the best known traditional Scottish foods, there are many more sumptuous offerings and local flavours to enjoy. From the sea Scotland is well-known for its wonderful fish and seafood and there are many places where you can watch the day’s catch being brought in from the boats. Be sure to try some … Continue reading Local Produce and Producers in Scotland

Scotland’s Literary Landscape

[Originally posted on] Discover the literary connections of some of Scotland’s breathtaking buildings and beautiful gardens that have inspired famous Scottish authors throughout history. Why not explore some of the landmarks for yourself? One of Scotland’s most famous contemporary authors was heavily influenced by her homeland – J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. You can see the grand building that was the … Continue reading Scotland’s Literary Landscape

Edinburgh – The City of Literature

[Originally posted on] Edinburgh is renowned for its literary connections and in 2004 it became the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. The prestigious accolade was awarded to Edinburgh in recognition of its status as a world centre for literature and literary activity. Edinburgh certainly has a rich literary history. Immerse yourself in this world by spending a day exploring sites across Scotland’s capital … Continue reading Edinburgh – The City of Literature

Scotland’s Dark Sky Park

[Originally published in 2011 – I wrote the web page and the booklet:] With some of the clearest night skies anywhere in Europe, Galloway Forest Park in Dumfries & Galloway is the perfect place to star gaze and has been named the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. Galloway Forest Park is the largest in Britain, at 300 sq miles, and is the ideal place to … Continue reading Scotland’s Dark Sky Park