Blog: No Ruined Stones

Cumbrae in a Day: Castles, coasts, and a solitary cetacean in the Clyde

The word ‘adventure’ is so tied up with concept of straying far from home that it is all too easy...

Castles and Culture in the Scottish Borders

The Scotlanders are at it again, this time swinging south to the Scottish Borders – a land of immense beauty...

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...

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