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Seacliff beach and the UK’s smallest harbour

Hidden from sight until you’ve almost fallen into it, this amazing feature is carved into the rock below Tantallon Castle.

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Ghosts of St Andrews

In time for Hallowe’en… a spooky tour of St Andrews, where it seems that every street and every building has its own spectral inhabitant. Would you wander around here after dark? I’m not sure I would!


World’s End Close, Edinburgh

World’s End Close: it sounds like a prophecy of doom! And this dark close that leads off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile can certainly tell a few stories…


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The plants of Dollar Glen

Following my feature on the Trees of Dollar Glen, I’m taking a look at its lovely array of wild plants (and a couple of show-stealing insects!)

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In a nutshell: the oystercatcher

A lovely strand of folklore is attached to this much-loved shore bird

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Brainteaser – the answer (and a spot of medieval history!)

The answer to my brainteaser lies on the shore of East Lothian, and it will lead you in the footsteps of 12th century pilgrims…



Purdey’s how-to video: putting small things under chairs

Great for rainy days… watch Purdey’s video and then try this for yourself!


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Woodcock pin-feather painting – in progress

A beautiful new painting on Colin’s easel, with a wintry backdrop of snowy hills



Drumlanrig Castle: unbridled splendour

A Renaissance masterpiece, the ‘Pink Palace’ of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries-shire was designed to impress – and it still leaves you in awe!

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St Mary’s College in St Andrews

On a visit to St Andrews, just by chance, we stepped through an archway and discovered the ancient quadrangle of St Mary’s College. What a lovely place, and what a long history!

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The Dupplin Cross

The lovely church of St Serf at Dunning in Perthshire conceals a beautiful and unique Pictish cross

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An old graveyard near Callander

On the bank of the River Leny is this lovely old burial ground with a hidden and surprising history…


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A forgotten summer


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Fog bows