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Cessford Castle is a ruined 15th-century castle located in the bonnie Scottish Borders. Located just 8 miles from the Scottish/English border, Cessford Castle was a strong, defensive castle, and was once the seat of the Ker family. In this edition of Secrets of Scotland, I’m talking about the history of the castle and tips for visiting. …

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For this mini-guide, Shetlander and writer, Laurie Goodlad, shares more about these fascinating islands, and how best to plan and enjoy your time there. Laurie is a full-time travel blogger and tour guide who has been sharing her island home with visitors since 2018. Born to the islands, she can trace her ancestry back hundreds …

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Wild, windswept and rugged; the Ardnamurchan Peninsula was a place I was saving for something special. It’s one of the last remaining wild places in Scotland, with both the beauty of the highlands and the coast. It’s easy to miss this remote peninsula- and many unfortunately do- as they bypass it in favour of the …

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Ardnamurchan is the bonniest peninsula I did ever see! Rugged, desolate and wild, it’s hard to believe places like this still exist a mere 4 hours from the bustle and hustle of Edinburgh. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and surround yourself with some of Scotland’s wildest scenery, the Ardnamurchan peninsula is …

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Vatersay is known for its stunning beaches of white sand that merge into clear and turquoise water, reminiscent of the Carribean. It’s easy to see why many consider the beaches on Vatersay some of the most beautiful in Europe, and its combination of breathtaking scenery and dramatic history makes Vatersay one of the most interesting …

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On a misty summer’s day, we spent a blissful day exploring Vatersay, one of Scotland’s most remote islands in the Outer Hebrides. What we discovered will forever be etched in our minds: the machair dressed with wildflowers billowing in the light breeze, azure waters lapping at the white sands, and the bright pink honesty box …

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Ah, the beautiful Isle of Barra- with its hilly landscape and craggy coastline, machair and moorland, sea and surf and some of the most fantastic beaches in the world. We recently spent five blissful days on the island that has earned the nicknames Barradise and Barrabados, and now I’m here to help you plan your perfect …

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Moray is one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. Known for its stunning beaches dotted across the northern coastline, and home to a number of whisky distilleries, Moray is the perfect destination for the traveller yearning to get off the beaten path. This summer we spent a wonderful five days exploring the region. Although this wasn’t our …

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