Outlander – A Trip to the Battlefield Site

Outlander Adventures around Edinburgh

Dragonfly in Amber – The Battle of Prestonpans

It was fun investigating around the Royal Mile in Edinburgh using Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager as a guide (see Outlander Exploring on the Royal Mile). So for the next adventure I’ve gone exploring out to East Lothian, down the coast to the east of Edinburgh to find out more about The Battle of Prestonpans, which features in Dragonfly in Amber, the second book in the Outlander series. Read more

The Water of Leith Walkway, Balerno to Murrayfield

Nestled within the boundaries of Edinburgh lies a hidden gem, the Water of Leith Walkway, offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city. Stretching over 12 miles, this scenic route follows the meandering course of the Water of Leith, leading from the charming suburb of Balerno to the picturesque district of Murrayfield and onward to the shore at the port of Leith. Embarking on this journey is not merely a walk; it’s an immersive experience through nature’s embrace and historical landscapes.

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Canongate Kirk an Ancient Place of Worship

spring at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Around the Canongate – focus on Canongate Kirk

The bottom section of the Royal Mile is known as the Canongate. It is here you will find the Canongate Kirk. This is the Kings church when he is in residence at Holyrood Palace and was the venue for the marriage of Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne) and Mike Tyndall. Canongate Kirk is an ancient place of worship opened in 1691. Read more

A Taste of Scotland at the Scotch Whisky Experience

highland breeze scotch whisky

On a night in December when the weather outside was frightful, I was delighted to be welcomed to the Scotch Whisky Experience, along with a group of travel bloggers.  The team there made us all very welcome, and had a few surprises for us as they prepared for the Year of Food and Drink.

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