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
Marking the midsummer sunset, this ancient monolith stands guard over two burial mounds high above Loch Craignish in Argyll
What was the exciting sport enjoyed by Mary Queen of Scots? And just how did I end up playing it myself?
Sitting on the quiet main street of Falkland in Fife is one of the most remarkable Scottish castles, brainchild of the brilliant but ill-fated Stewart kings
An ancient stronghold overlooking the Sound of Mull… infused in its ivy-clad walls is an irresistible legend.
Overlooking the white sands of Arisaig is this delightful little cottage… and there’s a reason why the grass is so green!
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!