At Dollar Glen in Clackmannanshire, a steep-sided gorge contains an emerald world where the trees bend their mossy branches to the water
What is an English-sounding name like Athelstaneford doing in eastern Scotland? And what does it have to do with our national flag?
A lovely old doorway in St Andrews, enhanced by a stunning display of late summer flowers
The answer to my brainteaser lies on the shore of East Lothian, and it will lead you in the footsteps of 12th century pilgrims…
Great for rainy days… watch Purdey’s video and then try this for yourself!
Is this my favourite castle yet? (It might just take the medieval biscuit!) The setting for ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and now the new ‘Outlander’ series, Doune Castle is a delight to explore!
These two old arches in the Scottish Borders bear an intriguing inscription – and a salutary warning to passers by!
Along with their mesmerising yet inexplicable carvings, the Picts left us another legacy: brochs. These impressive buildings were designed to last – but what were they used for?
Tucked away along the tranquil shores of Loch Etive is this lovely little ruin, with a long history and an impressive medieval cross
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
Affectionately called ‘hen and chickens’ or ‘bacon and eggs’, the flowers of bird’s foot trefoil light up sand dunes, heathland and rocky shores
A guest post by ecologist Rachel Bates… Rare plants, butterflies and moths in Yorkshire’s beautiful nature reserves