The tang of height: 3 small hills in central Scotland
We don’t always need the big summits to have an experience in the outdoors that means something.
Colours and reflections from a small hill in Highland Perthshire
Words and pictures from a slow walk up a favourite hill in Perthshire, because autumn doesn’t feel like autumn to me unless I’ve spent a day in this place.
An ode (and guide) to some favourite Scottish coffee shops
Spending time in a coffee shop can be an experience of itself.
An early autumn escape (and 3 walks) in pretty Perthshire
I’m in love with autumn in Scotland — it’s like a childhood sweetheart I’ll never shake. Watching the leaves fall, mimicking the snowflakes that will come later, seemingly from the heavens. The soft switching of the colours, so hard to spot until the trees and hills are full-blown brown. The movement of the wildlife, the…
4 reasons to run away to rural Perthshire
So that’s it. Normality has resumed in a fatigued haze of awful 6am alarms, bleak breakfasts and caffeine-fuelled to do lists. But let’s just rewind right back to the start — of the new year at least — when time was slower and the only thing on my mind was where my next post-Christmas mince…
A winter weekend in Perth, Scotland
I’ve felt prematurely festive this year and, until last weekend, I blamed it all on Edinburgh. It’s tricky to keep those love-hate Christmas songs out of your head when the Street of Light is on your doorstep! Yet although Scotland’s capital is the cliché Christmas city with its European-esque market, to get the real spirit of Scotland…