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

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...

Scottish Tree Festival 2019: See the wood and the trees this autumn!

There’s no question about it – Scotland has some of the most beautiful and cherished landscapes in the world. Each...

A Beginners Guide to Watersports in Scotland

Some visitors have a low opinion of Scotland’s weather. They say it’s ideal for farmers and ducks and us Scots...

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2019

For some, Scotland is unknown in the world of global cuisine. Sure, our warming whiskies, hearty haggis and shortbread are...

7 Epic Train Accessible Bike-packing Routes in Scotland

Work getting on top of you? Tired of busy city living? Then escape the Rat Race and revive your spirit...

8 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...

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