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  Aldona Krzemien

Originally from Poland, she's now based in Edinburgh and can't imagine life without four things: travels, photography, fishing for antiques and haggis!

Spark-tacular bonfire night fireworks displays in Scotland

by October 28, 2014

As November approaches, children and adults alike get those words marching round and round: Remember, remember the fifth of November...

Dan Winch on What We Did On Our Holiday

by September 15, 2014

Written and directed by the creators of the hit BBC sitcom Outnumbered – Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton – What...

EXCLUSIVE: A series of interview videos with Outlander’s author

by September 5, 2014

She is one of the world’s best-selling and phenomenally successful writers, and her appearances invoke wild hoots and applauses from her...

Queen’s Baton Relay: 18 – 19 July

by July 16, 2014

With just a week left to the grand opening of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the momentum is building...

Coca-Cola commemorative bottle features Homecoming Scotland 2014

by July 3, 2014

It seems that just about everyone collects something. Whether it’s stamps, postcards or books, it’s the intriguing history or the...

April’s brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

by May 7, 2014

Each day, we scour our Instagram account in search of the most interesting POTD (Photo of the Day) sent in...

MAY your month be filled with whisky and fun

by April 29, 2014

Glasses are being polished as we speak and that can only mean one thing: the hotly-anticipated Whisky Month is just round...

Kiss the Water: the mystery of the perfect fishing fly

by April 18, 2014

Unless you’re a true fly fishing enthusiast, I wouldn’t expect you have heard of Megan Boyd, a mysterious and reclusive Scotswomen...

Rediscover the great outdoors and history with the John Muir Way events

by March 28, 2014

Did you know John Muir was a Scot, and it was here that he first fell in love with nature...

Scottish beaches named among the best in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2014 Awards

by March 18, 2014

Join me in the excitement as Scotland added yet another accolade to its award bank today – this time from...

Cook like a celebrity: great pancake recipes from your favourite Scottish chefs

by February 27, 2014

What do you get when you mix pancakes, Scottish produce and recipes from some of the country’s finest celebrity chefs? An extravaganza...

Chinese Terracotta Warriors lanterns march into Edinburgh

by January 29, 2014

How would you feel about taking a wee trip to the Far East in the coming few days? It’s cost-free...

Embrace your inner Viking at the Shetland’s Fire Festival

by January 20, 2014

Winged helmets, fur-trimmed tunics, flaming torches and rousing music – the people of Shetland are certainly a fiery lot and know...

BBC Winterwatch 2014 comes to Cairngorms National Park

by January 14, 2014

Witness nature’s raw survival stories with Winterwatch, the annual BBC Two nature show, as it makes a welcome return to...

Haggis myths and legends

by January 13, 2014

  If you’ve put haggis hunting on your must-do list when visiting Scotland then I hate to be the one...

Perfect your haggis

by January 11, 2014

With haggis season almost upon us and Burns Night events around the world lurking on the horizon, we’ve rounded up...

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