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  Miriam Brand-Spencer

Miriam likes walking her dog, BBC Radio 4, living in Scotland and promoting it with VisitScotland!

Six summer walks with spectacular picnic spots

by June 4, 2015

I was brought up in a family where any picnic, be it on a car journey, amongst the countryside or...

8 top tips for visiting Stirling

by March 16, 2015

We asked people on Twitter and Facebook where they would take first time visitors to Stirling, and had a great response – thanks...

Fantastic ferry journeys

by March 6, 2015

For many, the ideal holiday involves great scenery, tasty local food and drink, enjoying fresh air in the outdoors, and...

Add some colour to your romance at a Scottish castle

by February 2, 2015

Whether you want to book a room in a B&B castle, stay in a self-catering lodge in the grounds of...

Romance through the camera lens

by January 15, 2015

We’ve teamed up with the people at the We Fell in Love wedding blog in the name of romance and...

Warming up the winter nights

by December 31, 2014

It’s time for Scotland to wrap up warm and take to the streets to fight the darkness with spectacular winter fire...

Castles, cabins and winter-proof glamping

by October 27, 2014

As the clocks have turned back and the days become darker, memories return of winter breaks gone by and the...

A first foray into salmon fishing – a reel perspective

by October 21, 2014

On the drive down to the Tweedswood beat near St Boswells, in the Scottish Borders, rain lashed on the windows and I wasn’t too...

Fall into leafy love this autumn

by October 8, 2014

Autumn is well and truly upon us, and I for one am already smitten with the vibrant leaves, bright berries...

Winter is Coming Festival

by September 30, 2014

  Whether you’re looking for a fun family activity during the October school holidays, itching to brush up your skills...

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