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?
Affectionately called ‘hen and chickens’ or ‘bacon and eggs’, the flowers of bird’s foot trefoil light up sand dunes, heathland and rocky shores
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
A guest post by ecologist Rachel Bates… Rare plants, butterflies and moths in Yorkshire’s beautiful nature reserves
Known as the ‘day’s eye’, because the flowers open only in full sunlight and close up again at dusk. Perhaps we should feel guilty about mowing their heads off!
Beautiful softness and feather detail