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Latest Blog Posts for stravaiging around Scotland

  • Quintinshill rail disaster parade
    on May 23, 2015 in Edinburgh history
    One hundred years ago yesterday the worst rail crash in British history occurred at Quintinshill, near Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire. Today a there was a parade through Edinburgh to commemorate the anniversary. The Quintinshill rail disaster, as it b...
  • Cycling along Silverknowes Esplanade in Edinburgh
    on Apr 6, 2015 in castles cycling Edinburgh
    With unusually good weather over the Easter weekend we decided to head out on the bikes today. Edinburgh has a great network of cycle paths, many of them on the route of old railway lines (the Edinburgh Innertube map is a good way to find out more).
  • Solar eclipse in Edinburgh
    on Mar 21, 2015 in Edinburgh general
    Yesterday there was a solar eclipse with a 95% totality predicted for Edinburgh, so in the morning we climbed Calton Hill to get a good vantage point. There were hundreds of other people already up on the hill with all manner of devices – camer...
  • The (old) Royal High School in Edinburgh
    on Feb 7, 2015 in art & design Edinburgh history
    This weekend the old Royal High School building on Regent Road in Edinburgh was open as part of a public consultation regarding plans to convert it into a luxury hotel, so on Saturday afternoon we went along. Built between 1826 and 1829 for the Roya...
  • Excavating the old Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh
    on Jul 19, 2014 in Edinburgh history
    Despite being past the middle of July we woke up to a thick fog today. Normally we can see Edinburgh Castle looming at the end of our street, but today we couldn’t see that far. Just around the corner from us, at Haddington Place on Leith Walk...
  • Birnam Hill and Rohallion Castle
    on Jun 21, 2014 in castles history walking
    Today we drove up to Perthshire with the intention of climbing Birnam Hill, partly because of its iconic name, partly for the exercise, partly for the views and partly to visit the ruins of Rohallion Castle. After a quick visit to an exhibition of Be...
  • Walking around Gosford House and gardens
    on Jun 20, 2014 in history walking wildlife
    The sun was shining today so we took a trip out to East Lothian, stopping for a picnic lunch at Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve. As tempting as the sand dunes of the nature reserve looked this wasn’t our main destination today so we continu...
  • Castle Menzies and the Old Kirk of Weem
    on May 17, 2014 in castles history
    On an overcast day today we headed north to rural Perthshire and Castle Menzies, a 16th century Z-plan castle. Light drizzle was falling from the sky by the time we arrived and drove up the driveway. Entry is through a doorway housed within an ornat...
  • Hot Rum Cow launch at Jeremiah’s Taproom
    on May 8, 2014 in Edinburgh food & drink
    Tonight we went along to the launch of Hot Rum Cow magazine’s Rye IPA beer at Jeremiah’s Taproom. Formerly the Elm Row Bar, Jeremiah’s Taproom opened last summer and despite it being a 10 minute walk from our flat this was actually...
  • Culcreuch Castle Hotel and classic cars
    on Apr 27, 2014 in castles history
    A few weeks ago we took advantage of an Itison deal and booked a night at the Culcreuch Castle Hotel in rural Stirlingshire. We made our way up the M9 on a grey day, passing Andy Scott’s massive Kelpies sculptures at The Helix. Even passing by...
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