A postcard from… the Scottish Borders

Rather like Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders are a part of Scotland that may not feature on your immediate itinerary if your travel aims are to bag big mountains, wild coastlines and postcard castles. However — especially with the golden light and changing trees of autumn — the Scottish Borders are understated yet beautiful. LastContinue reading “A postcard from… the Scottish Borders”

A guide to the ultimate Outlander road trip

Ad: This trip was sponsored by VisitScotland. Even before Outlander first hit our screens back in 2014, one thing was crystal clear. Scotland is magical. Okay, the likelihood of travelling back in time through standing stones or meeting an entrantress in the pub is slim, but you just have to look at our country toContinue reading “A guide to the ultimate Outlander road trip”

What to do during a short break in the Scottish Borders

When I was younger, we used to spend a fair bit of time in the Borders. I remember waking up to chilled windows, icy ditches down Kelso fields and trees hidden under frozen fog, back in those days when the October holidays were actually cold. When you’re used to cities or (at the very least) industrialised west coast towns,Continue reading “What to do during a short break in the Scottish Borders”

Where to stop on the Borders Railway

Ad: My day on the Borders Railway was part of a press trip with VisitScotland.  Sometimes, when you’re sitting in an office most of the day, you forget how beautiful nature is. The season when this contrast is most apparent is autumn. Jump in the car after a day at work, and your background isContinue reading “Where to stop on the Borders Railway”