The Blog

 Steve Duncan

Steve loves Scotland's great outdoors and is a keen hill walker and mountain biker and also enjoys an occasional dram of Speyside or Islay single malt.

 Latest Posts

From our home to yours – see Scotland virtually

Although it’s not possible to come to Scotland at the moment, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can still see...

7 cycling events in Scotland you won’t want to miss

Invented in 1839, by Dumfries-shire raised Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Scotland is the spiritual home of the bicycle which makes perfect sense...

6 Scottish mountain biking events you won’t want to miss

Scotland is quite simply one of the finest places to mountain bike on the planet. Period. With over 30 dedicated mountain...

We’re choc-a-block with Scottish chocolate

It’s fair to say, as a nation, us Scots like our sweet treats. Sugary tablet and sweet, buttery shortbread are firm favourites. Irn Bru remains...

Anchor’s Aweigh – See Scotland’s Coasts and Waters Virtually

We’re just going to come out and say it: Scotland is one of the best places on the planet for...

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2020: snowdrops take a star turn

The emergence of dainty white flowers, as they doggedly push through February’s snow is a welcome and delightful sign for...

Raise a glass at a Scottish Whisky Festival in 2020

We love a good whisky festival here in Scotland. It’s no wonder – after all, the term ‘whisky’ comes from...

BBC Winterwatch: Winter Adventures

‘Summertime, and the livin’ is easy (…)’; so the song goes. But when the daylight hours shorten, the temperatures drop...

A Beginners Guide to Snowsports in Scotland

For some, the thought of hurtling down a snowy slope on a ‘plank’ or two, with only two poles (if...

BBC Autumnwatch 2019: watch the drama unfold

As the hazy, lazy days of summer give way to the longer nights of autumn, a wave of vivid burnished...

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