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 Amy Robertson

Amy is a content executive at VisitScotland. Hailing from the west coast of Scotland, she's rather fond of music festivals, coastal walks, whisky and coal fires.

 Latest Posts

The Kelpies: the mane attraction at The Helix

Just imagine this: travelling along an unremarkable section of motorway, when, seemingly out of nowhere, two gigantic, glinting horse heads,...

It’s that time of year again: Celtic Connections 2016

A new year is underway, and that can only mean one thing; Scotland’s premier winter music festival is just about...

Glasgow to host the Turner Prize 2015

Glasgow has a strong reputation as an international centre for visual art, a status which was only bolstered further when...

Top chefs take on the Scottish Summer Food Challenge

Have we got some videos for you to really feast your eyes on! To celebrate the Year of Food &...

Get an appetite for love at romantic picnic spots in Scotland

A picnic for two is one of the most romantic activities a couple can do. It’s the perfect way to...

Pedal to your perfect picnic spot

There are few things in life as pleasant as a cycle through the Scotland’s remarkable landscapes, be it along a...

5 scenic driving routes with great places to picnic

There are many options when it comes to how you’ll explore the length and breadth of Scotland. One of the...

Arms at the ready! Relive the era of Jacobite Scotland

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear! Robert Burns, 1791 In the year that marks 300 since...

Become a king for a day in Scotland

Whatever your interests, you’ll find there are endless kingly pursuits to enjoy across Scotland, from delving into the history of...

Cooking with whisky: more than just a flash in the pan

We all know that Scotch whisky is wonderful to sip and savour. You might even know that whisky pairs very...

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