Castle Menzies in Scotland: A Complete Room By Room Tour

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Perthshire, Castle Menzies (pronounced ‘Mingiss’) stands tall and proud. It’s an exemplary example of a Scottish Z-shaped castle. As you walk through the castle grounds you are transported to a different time, where chivalry and honour reigned, and tales of valour were etched in stone. I took the opportunity… Read More

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Pitlochry Dam & Fish Ladder: Everything You Need to Know

Perched upon the River Tummel is Pitlochry Dam, part of the Tummel Valley’s hydro scheme which is made up of 9 power stations and 4 major dams. The Tummel Valley was one of the first regions in Scotland to be developed for hydroelectric power in the 1930s and today produces renewable energy for the area.… Read More

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Tay Forest Park: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

When you think of Scotland, it’s likely that images begin to swim through your mind of vast landscapes coated with dense forests and striking hills overlooking endless lochs. This idyllic picturescape could easily be the Tay Forest Park, an area of exceptional natural beauty within the Perthshire region in Scotland. This protected pocket of wilderness… Read More

Monday, 14 November 2022

Falls of Bruar: A Walker’s Guide

Thunder boomed in my ears as I approached the viewing platform, the continuous roaring reaching its much anticipated crescendo as I was gifted with my first view of the lower falls. An ancient stone bridge stretched over the top of the falls and I watched in awe as an endless torrent of striking blue water… Read More

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Birks of Aberfeldy & the Falls of Moness: A Visitor’s Guide

Just outside the Scottish town of Aberfeldy is a series of cascades fringed by dense forests of birch trees. A circular trail takes walkers alongside the falls, allowing jaw-dropping views of the river as it flows through the stunning gorge. This area and walk is frequently referred to as the Birks of Aberfeldy. The Birks… Read More

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

The Corpach Shipwreck: Everything You Need to Know

Just outside of the town of Fort William, lying majestically amongst shingle and sand is the Corpach shipwreck. This great fishing vessel rests on Caol Beach, overlooked by Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the whole of the United Kingdom. When you see photographs of the wreck online it is easy to see why this… Read More

Saturday, 19 February 2022

A Recap of 2021: The Year My Priorities Shifted

It’s probably fair to say that 2021 was not quite the year that many of us had envisioned. The pandemic had already taken one year away from us, forcing us to live lives in isolation and in fear for the future. I know I was stupidly hopeful that 2021 would be different – would be… Read More

Sunday, 6 February 2022

The Best of Loch Tay: 6 Activities You Won’t Want To Miss!

Nestled in Scotland’s central highlands – between forest-coated hills – is the sixth largest loch in the country: Loch Tay. Nearly 15 miles long, and around 1.5 miles wide, Loch Tay is in fact the largest body of water in Perth and Kinross. At its deepest point the loch is 150 metres deep. On one… Read More

Thursday, 3 February 2022

300 Mile Scottish Highlands Road Trip in a Tesla Electric Car

Everyone told me that I was crazy. That I’d never make it to such a remote part of Scotland. That I’d spend hours at charging stations. That I could potentially run out of electricity and be stranded. But their words of discouragement did anything but deter me from the task that I had set out… Read More

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Kayaking Down the Rivers of Killin Village

Loch Tay was a place that I had become well acquainted with. I'd spent ample time sauntering through Kenmore village on the eastern side of Loch Tay. However, I was keen to see what lay at the other side of the loch, surrounded by cloud-tipped hills which were dressed head to toe in thick forests.… Read More

Saturday, 21 January 2017