Luminous Edinburgh during Christmas time lit the way for work-weary me

Travel: Luminous Edinburgh during Christmas time lights the way through winter 

Edinburgh is bewitching at all times of year but arguably the most captivating time is before and during Christmas. From early December the area in Princes Gardens is turned into an enchanted frozen amphitheatre. The faerie wonderland buzzing with a … Continue reading Travel: Luminous Edinburgh during Christmas time lights the way through winter 

An exciting jousting event takes place outside of Linlithgow Palace each year.

Travel: A weekend trip to the medieval town of Linlithgow: History through the mists of time to today

The beautiful burgh of Linlithgow charmed the pants off me when I went there a few years ago. The town sits astride the Forth and Clyde Canal (which I’ve written on extensively) which is around half way between Edinburgh and … Continue reading Travel: A weekend trip to the medieval town of Linlithgow: History through the mists of time to today

Book Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme MacRae Burnet

His Bloody Project by author Graeme Macrae Burnet recounts the story of the triple murder and subsequent trial of accused 17 year old crofter Roderick McRae, who brutally slays three people in his remote village in 1896. Roderick lives with his family in a tiny croft on a property and land owned by the laird. His Bloody Project involves a recollections of the murders using historical documents, including Roderick’s own memoirs, along with court transcripts, medical reports, police statements and newspaper articles. Each document slowly and compellingly reveals Roderick’s guilt and his confounding intelligence and that there is far more to … Continue reading Book Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme MacRae Burnet

Scotland's Momentous Decision on September 18th

Five Brilliant Off the Beaten Track Restaurants Around Edinburgh

From writing for several years for the Edinburgh Food and Drink Guide I have gathered together some personal favourites of the Athens of the North. Here are a selection of Edinburgh restaurants that require some pounding of pavement often through beautiful … Continue reading Five Brilliant Off the Beaten Track Restaurants Around Edinburgh