These pretty blooms of late summer are an important food source for butterflies and bees
By the quiet waters of the River Earn in Perthshire is an unexpected treasurehouse of books. Step inside and prepare to be spellbound!
The ash is a beguiling tree, elegant in all seasons, and mother to a host of legends
The Picts liked to blend drama, devotion and mystery in their sculptures – or so it seems to us now – and this is one of their most spectacular offerings
High on the hillside above Culross Palace are the peaceful ruins of a very old monastery with links to St Mungo and St Serf
Stepping down through the layers of time into the darkness of a Neolithic chambered cairn
Its walls the colour of saffron, Culross Palace beckons you into a 17th-century world of cobbled streets and quaint townhouses
I knew there had to be a story attached to this; I hope you’ll find it as spellbinding as I did!
WILDLIFE AND NATURE
I’ve never walked through a woodland quite like this one: the ancient hazel wood of Ballachuan on the island of Seil
Lighting up wetlands and boggy places, kingcup flowers are dazzling in their brilliance
Star-like flowers of pure yellow welcome the first spring sunshine
We might have forgotten what went on there, but we’re still drawn to stone circles like moths to a flame – and this one in Kilmartin Glen is certainly alluring
Who carved these intriguing symbols, and why? If there’s wisdom in beauty, we can surely glimpse it here in this ancient woodland above Kilmartin Glen
Gaunt and brooding, the battered fragments of a spectacular fortress stand in the woodlands of Roslin Glen
Sometimes the most beautiful churches have the least to say: this is certainly true of Kilmodan, high above Loch Etive