Scotland will never run short of haunted castles. Since Hallowe’en is approaching, I wondered if you’d like to tiptoe around a few of them with me…
Breathtaking medieval architecture… and a delicious story of a phantom wedding guest
My feature on this lovely old graveyard near Loch Lubnaig has brought two strands of the same family together
On Mull’s south-west coast, if you can drag your eyes away from the glorious scenery, you’ll find a wealth of Jurassic treasures beneath your feet
This small wooded island in Loch Katrine was the refuge of Scott’s heroine in ‘The Lady of the Lake’
The pink sandstone ruins of Dryburgh Abbey stand in their own little pool of time, listening for the gentle chant of prayers
Lover of riverbanks and boggy places, the alder forms a close bond between earth and water. No wonder our ancestors revered its magic
Evoking long summer days and warm sunshine, these glorious blooms will soon be turning into bright red hips
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
A landscape that is a living piece of Scotland’s heritage: these oak woods have been growing in Knapdale for 7,000 years
This pretty little wild flower seems to love ruined buildings just as much as I do!
Did this majestic tree – or the forest in which it stood – inspire Shakespeare with an idea for ‘Macbeth’?
This delightful little bridge, built in the late 18th century, spans the Leacann Water by Loch Fyne
A chambered cairn, a standing stone and an ancient graveyard… this beautiful bay on the coast of Ardnamurchan holds some fascinating secrets
In the 13th century, no one approached Dunstaffnage Castle without a very good reason. It still fills you with a sense of awe…
I’ve always been fascinated by dowsing – and on this two-day course by Western Geomancy I finally got to try it for myself!
Peaceful woodlands enclose this little church on the coast of Argyll; but in December 1462 a wedding here was about to turn into a funeral…