A landscape that is a living piece of Scotland’s heritage: these oak woods have been growing in Knapdale for 7,000 years
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…
This low rocky hill in the south of Kilmartin Glen was once the setting for royal ceremonies that shaped the history of Scotland
Ancient stones don’t get much more enigmatic than this site just north of Tayvallich. I don’t even know whether to call it a circle!
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
Did this majestic tree – or the forest in which it stood – inspire Shakespeare with an idea for ‘Macbeth’?
After nearly 500 years, is this phantom rider still trapped in the tragedy of a bitter family feud?
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?
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!
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
This pretty little wild flower seems to love ruined buildings just as much as I do!
With angelic buds and evil thorns, the hawthorn stands at the threshold of the Underworld
As our woods start to shimmer with a heavenly blue haze, I’m looking at some of the folklore attached to these beautiful flowers
A lovely watercolour study of one of our tiniest finches!