Leith (the People’s Republic of)

A Damn, Guid Leithin' No blog of mine would truly be mine if it didn’t include a word or two about the delights of Leith, Edinburgh’s port and former independent burgh. My love affair with Leith began almost 20 years ago with a fateful bus journey in the company of a friend. We had been indulging in…

Auntie June’s Scottish Tablet

If an authentic taste of Scotland is one you're after, then look no further than tablet. It's the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea or coffee with a good book. My Auntie June's tablet is legend in our family and I swear it's the best version you'll ever taste. We're talking melt-in-the-mouth, crumbly…

An Adventure In Time Travel – Culross, Fife

Wandering the pretty, cobbled streets of Culross (pronounced Coo-riss) is a beguiling experience. As you explore the picturesque wynds with their chocolate box pretty houses, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you were on a film set. And well ... you'd be right! For this gorgeous, 16th century heritage site has taken on a starring…