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A Guide to the Historic Village of Mid Calder

Mid Calder is a small, charming village located in the West Lothian countryside, just 15 miles west of Edinburgh. It is located on a rounded hill next to the River Almond, surrounded by the Calder Wood. There is an abundance of walking trails in and around the village, and a variety of wildlife including birds, …

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12 Romantic Restaurants in Edinburgh For Couples

The Haggis and I are both massive foodies. I spent two years living in Edinburgh, while The Haggis grew up close to Edinburgh and went to uni there. We love popping into the city to try out new restaurants; here are some of our favourite romantic restaurants in Edinburgh we know all couples will love. …

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A Quick Guide to the Christmas Markets in Scotland

I just love going to the Christmas Markets in Scotland every year- it’s one of the highlights when the temperature and daylight hours plummet over winter. Winter wasn’t always filled with Christmas cheer, however. Did you know that Christmas was banned in Scotland for over 400 years? It was outlawed in 1640 by the Parliament …

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Exploring the grounds at the House of The Binns

The Haggis and I were looking for new places to explore close to where we live in West Lothian, so we decided to explore the grounds at the House of The Binns. The House of the Binns is a 17th century mansion set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland. The house itself is currently closed …

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5 Tranquil Autumn Breaks in Scotland

I love an autumn break in Scotland. Autumn in Scotland is utterly fantastic. The cooler temperatures scare away the dreaded Highland midge, making hiking pleasurable again. The crisp air makes it feel so much more satisfying when you warm your belly with a dram at a traditional Scottish pub or coorie in around the fire …

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