Evergreen, toxic, and able to live for thousands of years… it’s no wonder the yew tree was revered in ancient times.
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: it sounds like a prophecy of doom! And this dark close that leads off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile can certainly tell a few stories…
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
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!)
A lovely strand of folklore is attached to this much-loved shore bird
The answer to my brainteaser lies on the shore of East Lothian, and it will lead you in the footsteps of 12th century pilgrims…
Great for rainy days… watch Purdey’s video and then try this for yourself!
A beautiful new painting on Colin’s easel, with a wintry backdrop of snowy hills
Hidden from sight until you’ve almost fallen into it, this amazing feature is carved into the rock below Tantallon Castle.
A Renaissance masterpiece, the ‘Pink Palace’ of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries-shire was designed to impress – and it still leaves you in awe!
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!
The lovely church of St Serf at Dunning in Perthshire conceals a beautiful and unique Pictish cross