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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

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!...

Licence to kilt: James Bond's 50th anniversary hits Scotland

If you’re a huge James Bond fan like myself, you’ll be super excited with the news of the 50th anniversary celebrations...

Speed of Light timelapse video – watch Edinburgh light up!

To add to our last post about Edinburgh’s NVA Speed of Light, we recently found this video on YouTube that captures...

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