Yes, I’m a Scot and yes, you may think I’m entirely biased… but I admit: I love Burns Night. In the sometimes sombre — and usually grey — month of January, there’s no better excuse to get in the party spirit, eat truckloads of haggis, don your glad rags (or kilts, guys!) and celebrate in true Scottish style. So for the final few days of the Big … Continue reading Burns Night: A whirlwind weekend in Dumfries!
When you’re travelling in Scotland, there’s certain spots that will have been etched on your ‘to-see’ list for months: Glen Coe, the Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, even the North Coast 500 if you’re really taking in the culture. One region, though, that you may have skipped past in the guidebook is Dumfries and Galloway. Scotland’s most southerly area, Dumfries and Galloway might not have … Continue reading 5 picture-perfect spots in Dumfries & Galloway
Billed as ‘Scotland’s sexiest cabaret show’, Le Haggis has returned to Dumfries’ Burns Night celebrations for the second year running. And we’re lucky enough to get a ticket! As we settle into the sold-out Spiegeltent, the lights dim, (real) haggis arrives to satisfy our stomachs, and then the show begins.
I am in love with farm shops. Not only do they remind us of the sustenance of yesteryear (before the advent of Asda) but they almost always have that welcoming, small-town atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.
I’ve never been so inspired by a business as I was at Loch Arthur. Standing in front of the stunning wooden structure of the farm shop, I almost assumed it was the multi-million pound investment of a local businessperson. Yet the reality behind this exterior is much more rewarding.
Casa Mia was the first stop on our foodie tour of Dumfries & Galloway, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Thinking about it, the last time I had such a delicious meal was probably at the Three Chimneys on Skye (about two years ago!) So good food and good service was long overdue.
When I’m visiting an area, I’m always intrigued to discover a bit about its background (although I do quite like exploring coffee shops too…) When we are in Dumfries & Galloway with Visit Scotland, we’re lucky enough to learn a bit more about this history-rich region.