Sitting in a loop of the River Forth within sight of Stirling Castle, this quiet place has witnessed some key moments in Scotland’s history
After nearly 500 years, is this phantom rider still trapped in the tragedy of a bitter family feud?
Did this majestic tree – or the forest in which it stood – inspire Shakespeare with an idea for ‘Macbeth’?
It’s hard to believe that Govan, in the centre of Glasgow, was once the heart of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde. These extraordinary stones are all we have left – but what on earth do they represent?
With angelic buds and evil thorns, the hawthorn stands at the threshold of the Underworld
Addressing that niggling question in the back of your mind… could you deal with the Vikings while warding off the fire-breathing dragons?
There can’t be many places in the UK where you can drive through the magma chamber of an extinct volcano…
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
As our woods start to shimmer with a heavenly blue haze, I’m looking at some of the folklore attached to these beautiful flowers
For their valuable source of food and their versatile building material, hazel trees have been prized since the dawn of time. But hazel nuts are believed to contain wisdom, and a little bit of magic as well…
This gaunt and rather forbidding church has an extraordinary history. When you enter its cavernous interior, it feels like you’re walking into a tomb
When the sun shines through the tiny windows of Keills Chapel in Knapdale, it reveals some astonishing treasures…
Four dead men and a sackful of live chickens… I’m just waiting for someone to suggest foul play!
A lovely watercolour study of one of our tiniest finches!