As someone who grew up not far from Glasgow, studied there and then swapped it for Edinburgh, I’ve experienced both of Scotland’s most noted cities. Glasgow is unpretentious, sprawling and insanely underrated by international visitors; whilst Edinburgh is its obviously beautiful opposite, with its Old and New Towns and more reserved inhabitants. At the end of November, I was invited on a bloggers’ press trip … Continue reading A whirlwind walking tour of Glasgow city centre | #YOYP2018
With its sandstone-lined streets and distinctive mock-gothic university, Glasgow’s West End is beautiful… And its recent role as Boston and Harvard in Outlander has only bolstered its popularity with a new audience. This is a bourgeois bubble of Scotland’s largest city but for me, it holds more memories than a quick cameo in a TV show. It was here, two years ago, that I graduated: … Continue reading Autumn in Glasgow’s gothic West End (as seen in Outlander!)
AD: This trip was kindly funded 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 to be enthralled by its landscapes, history, castles and culture. … Continue reading A guide to the ultimate Outlander road trip!
It was during a historical slave walk through Glasgow‘s crumbling streets when a young farmer turned graphic designer stumbled upon — then was eventually followed — by a mysterious figure named James McCune Smith… Months later, with a rented Duke Street premises under his thumb, Dan Taylor was sitting in the pub discussing ‘shitty names’ for his café. ‘My brother was reading them out. Yummy Yum, … Continue reading Review: McCune Smith Café, Glasgow
I’m sure you’ve already bookmarked Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, in your travel to-do list. But have you really considered its west coast alternative, Glasgow? Forget about the bad press you’ll hear about Scotland’s biggest city — it’s totally misleading. Glasgow is a hubbub of culture, cracking architecture and awesome chat — there’s so much to discover here. Find out my five favourites below!
Today we celebrated Charlotte’s birthday. None of us are real ‘birthday’ people. We’re happier drinking tea over tequila; relaxing in a café as opposed to a club; tucking into a cake rather than a kebab. So, to commemorate Charlotte’s ageing in the nicest way, Zoe came up with the cake crawl.