Eh6 Girl

This story was one of the Scottish Book Trust's Stories Of Home. It was also featured in the Sunday Mail in April 2014 in order to help promote the project. Laughter resonates across the candle-lit, mahogany of Nobles Bar, sound-tracking the clink of mid-week glasses of consolation.  I pick at the frayed, wooden edge of…

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…

The Hidden Glen – Glen Lyon, Perth and Kinross

Glen Lyon is located right in the very heart of Scotland, but is often overlooked by visitors to these shores in favour of the more famous Great Glen and Glen Coe. You need to know about this place though as it's an area of awe-inspiring beauty, romance and grandeur. A drive along its 32 mile…