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.

Pop Up Cafe at Kincardine Castle

When an email pinged through talking about their upcoming Pop Up Lunch as well as a new Treasure Hunt around the Gardens, we jumped at the chance to have a day trip during our Easter Holidays to my stomping ground as a child and visit Kincardine Castle.

Flights! Cameras! Action!

With the annual return of the Ospreys to Scotland, the cameras are once more focussed onto the nests. 

Aye pods!

Take a look at camp sites and you’ll see pods popping up aplenty – a step up from camping, these wee wooden shelters provide a great alternative to flapping about with tents or hooking up with trailers. We take a look at one venue in Highland Perthshire that is targeting families with their pods – and adding great value to boot …

PLEASE KEEP DOGS UNDER CLOSE CONTROL!

Dog owners are being warned their animal could be killed if it is found to be in the presence of sheep, even if it has not physically attacked them or chased them.

Nature of Scotland Awards

Take a walk into the countryside and there’s so much to enjoy – whatever your passion for Scotland’s great outdoors. But behind the scenes, beavering away – night and day – is an army of dedicated folk who make it all possible. RSPB Scotland’s ‘Nature of Scotland Awards’ recognise not only the hard work that goes into the protection of our country’s important wildlife and habitats but also celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. Now in their 5th year, this year’s awards has shortlisted projects across eight categories – and we take a look at a handful …