Category Archives: Travel Scotland

Off the beaten track on Orkney

PETER RANSCOMBE With a history stretching back more than 5,000 years, the Neolithic monuments and archaeological treasures of Orkney have well and truly put the islands on the map. Sites like Skara Brae, Maes Howe and the Ring of Brodgar are famous throughout the world and attract visitors in their thousands every year. But takeContinue Reading

Dunblane – by the Water of Allan

A small attractive town, Dunblane has been an important ecclesiastical centre since the seventh century With an olde worlde charm and examples of 17th and 18th century architecture blending with the more modern and contemporary, today’s town of Dunblane nestles beside the Water of Allan. With a population of around 7000 it is often seenContinue Reading

The West Lothian question

When it comes to planning a trip in Scotland for families, there are a few must sees and must dos: the cities of Edinburgh and Stirling; anywhere in the Highlands; and the odd island or two. Of course there are a plethora of other Scottish places and experiences that might make up your itinerary, butContinue Reading