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Edinburgh Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is going to be a little different this year and Edinburgh’s streets will likely be a bit quieter than usual. With that in mind, I’ve put together a Christmas gift guide featuring gorgeous products and gift ideas from some of my favourite Edinburgh-based businesses. Even from afar, we can

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Balbirnie House Hotel

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village she must seek them abroad.”  Jane Austen This stay was courtesy of the hotel but all thoughts and opinions are my own Balbirnie House Hotel Every year I say I will explore more of Scotland. Embrace the staycation

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Edinburgh’s Most Beautiful Bookshops

Edinburgh is a haven for bookworms. It is the world’s first-ever UNESCO City of Literature, the birthplace of Harry Potter and is home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a month-long celebration of all things bookish. Edinburgh has given rise to so many celebrated authors (Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis

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5 Books to Read This January

Ah, January. Loved and hated in equal measure. Some people delight in that ‘new jotter’ feeling. A new year, all blank and shiny and waiting to be filled with plans, adventures, ideas and intentions. Others just want to curl up with a cosy blanket, a hot cup of tea, a

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Taymouth Marina in Perthshire

There is nowhere quite like Scotland in the early autumn. From the light, golden and glowing, to the slow burn of the leaves as they turn from green to gold, this season brings out the best of Scotland and its countryside. I try and plan as many countryside escapes as

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The Scottish Crannog Centre

One of the reasons I love living in Scotland is its incredible sense of history. From towering castles to crumbling ruins, ancient folktales and Celtic lore, there’s something for everyone. You never really feel that far away from Scotland’s past and that couldn’t be more true than at the Scottish

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An Autumnal Walk to the Falls of Acharn

Scotland is slowly but surely going golden. But Perthshire was a little ahead of the game when we visited in September. The towering trees were showing more than a hint of their autumnal colours and golden leaves scattered in the wind. While staying nearby at Taymouth Marina (more about that

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Golden Hour on Calton Hill

Golden Hour on Calton Hill Golden Hour. That beautiful time when daylight fades to golden hues and soft pinks. When the light sparkles and everything is bathed in a golden glow. When everything is infused with magic. For me, it’s the best time to see a city. And there really

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