Footsteps of frozen
The film has created such phenomena that people are wanting to experience Frozen in real life and are trying to get all the senses of Arendelle. Surprisingly, there are quite a few options available to make you feel like you are in the magical land of Frozen.  By Phil Taylor It could be argued that no Disney film has had a...
Most photographed beach
This ordinary ship from the Clyde has had an extraordinary life - from rescuing survivors at Dunkirk in its early years to its final resting place where it now features as the backdrop to the most photographed beach in Europe. This is the story of the MV Panagiotis. MV Panagiotis – From the Clyde to Zakynthos By James McKean Constructed on...
Electric Brae
Electric Brae- It has attracted visitors from far and wide, including US presidents. Stop your car, release the handbrake and get the very odd sensation of starting to roll uphill. Over time, this oddity made Croy Brae hill famous, though under its more usually applied name of Electric Brae, a name first given by someone who presumably thought that...
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis for the airline industry, but it is also an opportunity to reevaluate the design of the passenger experience and totally re-think seat design. By Bev Cleary Ever had that ‘sinking’ feeling when you find out that your airline seat is the ‘dreaded’ middle one? Let’s face it, many of us have been there – quite...
Barra beach landing
The Isle of Barra holds many fascinating sights for a tourist. Even your arrival by plane will be an experience - it is the only pace in the world where scheduled commercial flights land on a beach! By Phil Taylor Just off the mainland of North Western Scotland is the wonderful Outer Hebrides which is full of history, idyllic views, and...
Isle of Rum
Despite being the biggest of Scotland’s Small Isles, the Isle of Rum is the least populated island. The majority of its 25,850-hectare surface area lies uninhabited, with the entirety of its minor population of thirty-or-so people residing in the small village of Kinloch, which is located on its eastern shore. Despite its lack in residents, Rum remains a popular...
As we know Scotland is one awesome country. A country full of adventure, comfort and amazing views all wrapped up into one perfect package. So why would you not find some of the most amazing pubs in this country? We are going to look at the most quirky and remote pub in Scotland, so if you want an escapade...
Backpacking over 40
Backpacking at 40, 50 and beyond doesn't necessarily mean staying in hostels and surviving on $10 a day. Though it can do if you want it to! However, for a new breed of 'flashpackers' in their 40s and beyond, financial freedom means they can add a few luxuries to their trip. By Bev Cleary They used to say that life ‘begins...
Gwrych Castle I’m a Celebrity
Gwrych Castle in Abergele has been confirmed as the host location of ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here’. What is the history of the castle and where is it located? What features make it a good location for the show? By Angus Wright 2020 has been turned upside down by the global pandemic situation. Offices are empty with people...
Great polish map of Scotland
One thing that puts the quaint Scottish village of Eddleston on the map is, funnily enough, a to-scale raised-relief map of Scotland. How Eddleston, north of Peebles, came to acquire such an unusual tourist attraction is quite the story, and one which dates to back to the Second World War, when the Barony Castle Hotel - the grounds in...