Tag Archives: Scotland

August 23

3. Join a foraging fortnight event (31st August – 15th September)

Foraging Fortnight is a celebration of Scotland’s natural environment and wild food with a series of events taking place across Fife, Moray, Lanarkshire, Orkney and the Forth Valley and Lomond areas. This brand new festival brings together over a hundred events across five diverse regions of Scotland: from the rolling hills of Lanarkshire, the golden […]

September 18

Making Scotland Fit, One Step At A Time

We all have a good reason to be thoroughly invested in the health and wellbeing of the places we live. Not only for our own sakes but for the betterment of our society and the preservation of good habits. Scotland is starting to take a turn away from the bad reputation it has had regarding […]

August 28

5 Budget Things To Do In Edinburgh, Scotland #Edinburgh #Travel #Scotland #visitscotland

Easily one of my most favourite cities in the world, Edinburgh is full of magical stories and fascinating history. Even on a cold day, the warmth of the locals will take you by surprise. If I ever had to write a book, I would sit back in one of the cute cafes at the Royal […]

February 20

Visit the University town of St Andrews: Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel Reopens Following Multi-Million Renovation

Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews has reopened following an extensive multi-million refurbishment. Opening up to the public for the first time as the only Kohler Waters Spa outside the USA, it offers a luxury spa retreat in the heart of Scotland with a focus on hydrotherapy and organic treatments. The […]

January 29

Join the Kilmarnock Supper Club

This up and coming social club is getting more popular by the day. An innovative social club for the ver 40’s enjoys the best Scottish Food & Wine events that this country has to offer! Please find out more by clicking the link below.  Kilmarnock Supper Club

April 16

5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

April 16

Have a drink at The Oxford Bar on Young Street in the New Town of Edinburgh 

This local bar was made famous in Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels.     It’s not to everyone’s taste but is gladly firmly off the tourist trail.  We didn’t feel we could take too many photos ourselves.  There are a few photographs in the back room giving a nod to Insprctor rebus.  Ian Rankin we were told […]

April 15

Climb Arthur’s seat on the outskirts of Edinburgh 

Climbing this huge inactive volcano is not for the unfit. Find Holyrood Palace and you have found the start of this climb.  There are several ways up and several levels of difficulty depending on how active you are feeling.  The signposting is not great so either follow the crowds or use your intuition.       

April 14

Have the best of welcomes at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh

   This former railway hotel is perfectly situated for the castle and the main shops of Edinburgh. The hop on hop off bus stop is directly opposite if you wish to tour Edinburgh this way.  The hotel itself is beautiful with wide corridors, luxury rooms and a spa with a huge selection of perfumes and make […]

April 14

Play golf and choose your lobster to eat at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   The bar and grill at the Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short walk away from the main hotel complex. The views are stunning and you have a choice of two golf courses to play on. We did not eat here but the menu looked impressive . We were impressed with the lobster tank […]

April 12

Eat in the restaurant at The Lodge on Loch Lomond with beautiful views of the Loch 

April 12

Read this excellent review of L’escargot Bleu in Edinburgh

So it was another weekend and another French restaurant (yippee!) for me and my dining companion. This time around we paid a visit to L’escargot Bleu on Broughton Street and we stopped in for a quick drink at Pickles first. We’ve been keen to try this restaurant for a while now; it’s been recommended to […] […]

April 12

Buy a rhubarb tart from Fisher and Donaldson

April 12

Watch the new lighting chandelier shimmer by award winning artist George Singer at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews

April 12

Test out the in room Nordic sauna at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

April 12

Be astonished by the views from your room at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

April 12

Look out to the North Sea using the talking telescope at The Museum of The University of St Andrews (MUSA)

   Press the button, look through the eye piece and point the telescope where you are told.  The museum itself is free and provides an interesting history of the university and its traditions.  The telescope is situated on the first floor.    

April 11

Take stunning pictures of Edinburgh from the top of Edinburgh Castle

If you want to have the best views of Edinburgh then a visit to Edinburgh castle is a must. There are of course other things to do at the castle such as visiting the crown jewels but the view is amazing and what we enjoyed the most.       

April 11

Order an egg and rocket sandwich at the Swilcan restaurant part of the St Andrews Links Clubhouse

If you want relax and grab a bite to eat in St Andrews then the Swilcan restaurant is an ideal place to go.    Ask to sit in the comfy sofas and you will have an excellent view of the course. We recommend that you pick your time – there seemed to be a few […]

April 11

Admire the view out of the window at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – the sunrise is beautiful

April 11

Have a pint of St Andrews ale at Kittock’s Den at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – then eat Italian

Enjoy a perfectly pulled pint in this first floor bar of the Fairmont hotel in St Andrews. The bar is modern, luxury and sophisticated.       This is a perfect place to have a pre drink before having an Italian meal at La Cucina restaurant only a few steps away.       

April 11

Order your eggs how you like them at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – visit the egg station! 

April 11

Count the number of colours in the Jacuzzi at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   Swim, steam and sauna in the spa. Then tip cold water over yourself using the snail shower – refreshing!     There are also plenty of treatments available too if you fancy!  Nice fruity water on your way out too.      

April 11

Eat haddock and chips from Anstruther fish bar whilst overlooking fishing boats

July 31

5 Things To Do To Prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 by Tina Huang

In this post Rizzoli & Isles actress Tina Huang shares her 5 things to do to prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tina will be at the assembly stage August 9 – August 30 performing in Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over.  1) Throw a fundraiser, you’re going to need the money. 2) Book your […]

May 02

Take the Megabus Gold from London to Scotland

These luxury buses from stagecoach with beds allow you to travel to Scotland with ease. You will have a choice of single or double beds and you can order food at the touch of a button. We saw these buses today at London’s Victoria station and were impressed.