‘Tis the Season….

Christmas is nearly here – a time of family, friends, good food … and drink.  Scotland is blessed with a rich abundance of delicious food and drink.  Everybody has different tastes – we are sharing just a few of our own favourites with an emphasis on either being able to buy directly from the supplier online or able to find them in your local Farm Shops and outlets.

Our Countryside Stars …

We have been delighted to see the outstanding work being done by those who live and work in our countryside on recent TV shows on the BBC …

Atholl Estates Winning Ways

Blair Castle and the Blair Castle Caravan Park are both ending the current season on a high having picked up two more top industry awards at the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards held in Glasgow on the 29th October.

Miles better!

500? 300? 250? For those who love a drive, we’re now spoiled for choice as two new driving routes have now joined the world-renowned North Coast 500 in providing great way to explore some of the country’s most stunning, remote and often unseen countryside …

Youngsters enjoy woodland activities this half-term

Euan Anderson (6) from Bonnyrigg was just one of the youngsters who enjoyed autumn fun in the forest during the recent school holidays at Dalkeith Country Park.

A Right Royal Drama!

Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire has released exciting details of what went on during filming of the second series of the acclaimed Victoria TV drama, which saw Episode Seven filmed in and around the Castle and estate.

Wild About Food?

Love local food? Passionate about provenance and reducing food miles? More and more people are demanding locally-sourced food and, as a result, Scotland’s leading restaurants and hotels are embracing wild food – especially game – as never before. We take a look at venison and grouse – two of Scotland’s wildest delicacies …

A dog’s life …

There are 9 dog breeds that originate in Scotland – the Bearded Collie, the Gordon Setter, the Scottish Deerhound, the Shetland Sheepdog and five terriers: Skye, Cairn, West Highland White – the Westie, the Scottish and what is one of Britain’s rarest breeds, the Dandie Dinmont,

There used to be more – the Paisley or the Clydesdale Terrier – is now extinct, and the Sleuth Hound’s past has become blurred in the mists of time. Scottish dogs have been immortalised in literature, art and film, and today, a new media is helping to spread the word to a whole new dog-loving audience …

Thirlestane Castle

This lovely article in the Telegraph was printed this weekend and we thought we’d just share it with you about recent events and developments at Thirlestane Castle.

Bush Survival Workshops for Families at Dalkeith Country Park

Have you ever wondered if you could survive being stranded on an island?  Here is your chance to learn   bushcraft survival skills of your own in the beautiful surroundings of Dalkeith Country Park.