Frankfurt Christmas Market
Christmas Markets are back on for 2020. So where in Europe can you experience Christmas at its most magical? By Phil Taylor The year 2020 will go down in history as one of troubled times and strange moments. However, we can hopefully see a return to near normality by the end of the year and one of the things that makes...
There are few places on Earth like Scotland for dinosaur fans. From preserved fossil footprints to dinoparks, Scotland is a 'jurassica' for enthusiasts. Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is even home to 'Dolly the Sheep', the first ever cloned animal. Hopefully Dr Henry Wu of 'Jurassic World' does not get any ideas about creating dinosaur clones for a new...
Scottish football club ownership
Just won the lottery? If you want to invest in a Scottish football club you don't necessarily need to have won the jackpot. By Angus Wright Despite its history and loyal following, Scottish football has always been viewed as a lower level of the sport by outsiders. Even the Scottish Premier League is criticised and looked down on, especially when compared...
Doune Castle
Stirlingshire’s Doune Castle is the best-preserved medieval stronghold you are likely to find in the whole of Scotland; from its formidable 12-metre high curtain wall, to its imposing main tower. So well preserved, in fact, that it has been predominantly used as a filming location in many major films and TV shows, from comedy classics like Monty Python and...
Epcot Canada
EPCOT has kicked off a massive, historic, multi-year transformation. With strong rumours pointing to at least one new pavilion coming to the World Showcase section of the park, we thought it would be fun to share some top contenders for countries we would love to see Disney bring to the park. By Phil Taylor Disney World is back open for business...
For 400,000 years cougars have roamed this planet, prowling the landscapes with the mammoth, the dire wolf, and the sabre-tooth tiger. The Florida Panther subspecies has narrowly resisted accepting the same fate, in a tale filled with plucky scientists, risk, and one very controversial experiment. By Andrew Cook North American mountain lions are among the most awe-inspiring creatures on this...
Potato Famine memorial
An Gorta Mór, or The Great Hunger, was a time of tragedy, famine, and death for Ireland, however less mentioned is the Gaiseadh a’ bhuntàta. The blight reigned down death and destruction upon the Highlands, but paved the way for a new era in Scotland’s future. By Andrew Cook 18th and 19th Century Scotland was an era of struggle. The Jacobites...
The Covid Lockdown has meant many homeowners spending protracted periods of time at home and wondering how they can make best use of their spaces. With outdoor activity areas closed, many are now looking to use their garage space in fantastically innovative ways - from swimming pools to vlogging studios! By Angus Wright In a time when people are stuck at...
President Abraham Lincoln is known for many things such as his signature stovepipe hat, his great height, and the Emancipation Proclamation,. But his early life as a champion wrestler comes as a surprise to many - he is even honoured in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame! By Phil Taylor Abraham Lincoln might be known for being one the greatest Presidents...
Now more than ever, our swans and water birds need you. Sadly with many places instigating a 'no feed bread' policy, with no grass to graze on and little natural water vegetation, it means that many swans have gone hungry this summer. By Bev Cleary Legend has is that, when it is about to die, a swan will raise its elegant,...