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15/12/2020 5 Things you didn’t know about Hogmanay
New Year is big in Scotland. So big in fact that it is arguably more important to Scots than Hogmanay. Indeed there is even an extra day off work to help us recover from our, er, exertions. So big that we even have a special name for it – Hogmanay! This is a deeply special […]
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15/11/2020 6 Things to do as Autumn Heads into Winter
It’s that time of year when the great urge is just to follow the squirrels and get ready to hibernate. That temptation has been heightened even more during this traumatic year, but don’t be so hasty. The Highlands really look at their spectacular best in autumn as the trees change colours and then the first […]
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15/10/2020 The dolphins of the Moray Firth
Of all the marine mammals I’ve come across on my travels to over 100 countries around the world as a travel writer, there is one that I never get tired of watching – dolphins. And with two young kids I’m now into another round of major dolphin appreciation! The good news is that the Scottish […]
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15/03/2020 Scotland’s Rich Natural Larder
Long gone are the days when Scotland was dismissed as a culinary wasteland where the deep fried Mars Bar and the ubiquitous fry up ruled supreme. Today Scotland has won a global reputation not just for its rich culinary larder (including some of the best seafood and beef in the world), but also a new […]
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13/02/2020 Bewitching Bagpipes
They are that most magical and bewitching of musical instruments. Yes, ok, so the bagpipes are also thoroughly unlikely! This strange to the eye tartan bag with pipes sticking out, made musical by the magical workings of a mysterious chanter, are certainly a sight to behold. This Scottish icon are revered the world over, bar […]
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