Blog: No Ruined Stones

Westeros, Scotland: Scottish Locations that Reveal the Real Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin’s alchemical process for creating fantasy goes something like this: take real history, mash it all together,...

Game of Thrones & Single Malt Whisky, A Match Made in Scotland

Disclaimer: For this blog post myself and the Scotlanders travel blogging collective worked with Diageo to promote their new Game...

The North East 250: Castles, Whisky, and a Cyclist’s Dream Route

Pre-fab holidays and paint-by-numbers travel itineraries are going the way of the dodo, and to me, at least, it’s about...

Exploring the Heart and Soul of Scotland: Going Wild About Argyll & Next Stop Glasgow (Part Two)

This post covers the second half of my six day-long adventure through mainland Argyll, Isle of Bute, and the city...

Exploring the Heart and Soul of Scotland: Going Wild About Argyll (Part One)

When it comes to Scottish regions, travel writers – like parents – are not supposed to speak openly of having...

The Story of Edinburgh in Three Museums

Edinburgh is more than a city. It is civilisation – both beautiful and brutal – writ in stone. With over...

The Outlander Effect in Scotland: Journeys with the Scots Magazine

Stories have inspired people to search for the truths behind them ever since the first ones were told. Stories can...

The Real Outlaw King: Robert Bruce’s Story in Six Scottish Locations

The story of Robert Bruce is riddled with complexities. Anyone searching for a simplistic figure, whether they want him to...

The Battle of Bannockburn: Part 1 of 3 – To Fell a Titan

    The destrier, bred for battle, thundered across the ford with the stab of a spur. A missile made...

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