hello, I’m Laura
Hailing from a village on Scotland’s wild west coast, I now live and work in Edinburgh, our beautiful capital city. On weekdays I’m a social media manager but outside the office, I live for the simple things. Whether that’s disappearing into a book, café hopping in the city or — my favourite — breathing in the fresh outdoor air, there’s no better place to take it all in than here in Scotland! Say hello over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
why I blog about Scotland
I’ve loved reading and writing since I was a kid (did anyone else ‘publish’ their own magazine on a dodgy printer from the early 2000s?). After returning from a year abroad in France, the beauty of Scotland — from its landscapes to its people — really struck a nerve and I realised that writing and photographing the magic of our wee country was something that gave me a huge amount of joy. And here I am now!
the meaning behind LARETOUR
‘Le retour’ means ‘the return’ in French. When I was working in Normandy, my friend encouraged me to set up a Twitter account and ‘returning’ to Scotland was all I could think of. So — given that my full name is distinctly beige — I played around with my initials and LARETOUR was born!
working with me
Over the past few years, I’ve collaborated with a range of organisations on projects I’m truly passionate about, promoting them through digital copy and social media. I’ve worked with VisitScotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Barbour to name a few. Read this page if you’d like to find out more about working with me.
and lastly… thank you for reading
Perhaps it’s strange to spend all day at a screen to then come home and blog! But there’s something about the creativity, the challenge of sharing a country as beautiful as Scotland, that I just love. I truly appreciate every comment you leave — it’s lovely to think this website might make you want to visit Scotland for yourself (and if you’re still debating… You definitely should!).