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 James Boyle

James is the Assistant Search & Social Media Manager at VisitScotland. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys travel, rugby and perfecting the art of making pancakes.

 Latest Posts

Cycling in the Scottish Borders (AOL Travel)

  One of the things I’ve learned whilst living in Scotland is that when the weather is great outside, you...

All's Well That Ends Well: 72 Hours in Edinburgh (Gear Patrol)

I recently came across a great article written by Jeremy Burger for Gear Patrol about what to see and do...

The low-tech, high-stakes way to sail Scotland (WSJ)

A nice piece here about sailing in Scotland published in the Wall Street Journal by Robert Macfarlane, who sailed around...

6 ideas for weekend breaks in Scotland (Tripify)

Are you planning weekend break in Scotland some time soon? Looking for some ideas on what this weekend could entail? With ‘staycations’ becoming...

Amy Macdonald: What I love about Glasgow

                    I recently found this Amy Macdonald interview from last month...

A stone's throw away – the world's stone skimming elite assemble in Easdale

Over the past weekend the 15th annual World Stone Skimming Championships took place on the picturesque island of Easdale in...

Fairways to heaven – a golfing break in Scotland (Guardian)

What happens when a journalist who used to view golf as a ‘dreary pastime’ tries the game again in Scotland...

Walking the West Highland Way

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk the West Highland Way? We’ve found a great blog post written...

Nosing around Scotland's Speyside (London Free Press)

  Here is a great article by Pam Davies, who recently wrote about her experience on the Balvenie Distillery Tour...

Books, books and more books!

Make sure you free up the next few weekends on your calendar – the annual Wigtown Book Festival is almost upon us!...

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