The second in my two-part series about the abbey and royal palace of Dunfermline
A powerful king and a devoted queen: these massive walls guard a shrine that lies at the very heart of Scotland’s history
A windswept shore, standing stones and a blasted oak… it sounds like one of Emily Bronte’s dreams!
Lit by the slanting sun, the woods along the River Garry are burnished with bronze, yellow and gold
Breathtaking medieval architecture… and a delicious story of a phantom wedding guest
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
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
Evoking long summer days and warm sunshine, these glorious blooms will soon be turning into bright red hips
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’?
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…
This delightful little bridge, built in the late 18th century, spans the Leacann Water by Loch Fyne
My feature on this lovely old graveyard near Loch Lubnaig has brought two strands of the same family together
This small wooded island in Loch Katrine was the refuge of Scott’s heroine in ‘The Lady of the Lake’
The people who put up these standing stones in North Yorkshire were obviously thinking big – but what on earth are those grooves all about?
How old can a rock be? Quite old, is the answer. This one was formed before the Earth itself…
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