Tantallon Castle: symbol of strength

Tantallon & Bass Rock Crop

The ancient seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, Tantallon Castle tells a story of power, violence and treason. Most visitors didn’t bring a picnic – they brought guns!

Croft Moraig: circle of light

Croft Moraig Crop 2

Right by the roadside near Kenmore in Perthshire is this wonderful stone circle – and some of its best friends appear to be trees

Gateway into 2015

Dunvegan gate

A lovely old gateway near Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye…

The best of 2014

Loch Leven Castle (Colin) 81

As the year draws to a close, I’m taking a look back at some of my favourite places and posts from 2014…

Glen Orchy – an old bridge, a magical stone and some desperate frogs

Glen Orchy 9 0914

What amazing things turn up when you start looking through old photos! And how daring was I? A deep gorge and a box bridge – let’s have a go!

St John’s Church, Ballachulish

Ballachulish St John's

Next in my series on doorways is this lovely entrance to St John’s Church in Ballachulish…

Doorway into Dunfermline Abbey Church

Dunfermline Doorway Crop

Glorious 11th century adornment and a glimpse of stained glass within…

In a nutshell: Poldullie Bridge, Strathdon

Poldullie Bridge, Strathdon (2)

In the early 1700s, a lot of troubled water flowed under this elegant bridge in Aberdeenshire

Loch Leven Castle

Loch Leven Castle (Jo) 120

A Scottish queen held captive on a tiny island… hope, fear and loss… and a daring bid for freedom. The walls of Loch Leven Castle are so full of memories!

Pottery workshop in Crail

St Andrews Jo 178

A pretty, flower-garnished old doorway in a back street of this seaside town