From the historic capital to the highlands, explore Scotland’s history and heritage…

The Strathspey Steam Train

Stepping onto the Strathspey Steam Train is taking a step back in time. Riding the Highland Line from Aviemore is an experience you won’t forget, as you hear the train chugging through the beautiful countryside.

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Tantallon Castle

Just a short coastal walk from North Berwick lies the imposing ruins of Tantallon Castle. Sitting on the edge of the coast, with Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth as a backdrop, Tantallon Castle is a stunning historic site that should be visited by anyone in East Lothian.

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Staycation | Pitlochry, Scotland

Whilst travel abroad is still restricted, the key word being typed into google this summer is ‘staycation’. This summer is an opportunity to explore the local and regional spots that have usually been neglected in favour of sun. A holiday in Scotland can offer the fun and adventure of a holiday abroad, and provides stunning backdrops to explore. James and I substituted our hopes visiting Maltese temples in favour of a 2 hour bus to Pitlochry. Here’s my holiday guide to the best things to see and do in Pitlochry, Scotland.

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View of Edinburgh Castle from the Royal Mile

Guide to The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Royal Mile is the historic heart of the city, where characters from all walks of life were to be found throughout the ages. A mile provides a lot of places to uncover history, and you won’t be disappointed when you start to delve deeper into the stories behind the buildings. In this one-stop-guide to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, I’m taking you right down the mile – from the Castle to the Palace, and EVERYTHING in between. Marvel in the beauty of Edinburgh and its hidden heritage and use this post to plan your next visit to the capital. 

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Edinburgh’s Slave Trade History

Despite being less acknowledged, Scotland’s role in the slave trade is undeniable, and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Much of the city has been developed on wealth accumulated from the slave trade and the docks at Leith received tobacco from the Americas throughout the 17th century.

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