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6 Most Scenic Rail Journeys in Scotland

6 Most Scenic Rail Journeys in Scotland

| August 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

As a travel writer I’ve been lucky enough to get out and travel on some of the world’s great railway journeys, such as the Orient Express and Trans Siberian. I can say hand on tartan heart that there are, though, no more scenic railway journeys in the world than those in my native Scotland. It’s […]

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6 Things You Should Know About Faro

6 Things You Should Know About Faro

| August 21, 2015 | Reply

I’m a huge fan of the Algarve in general. It always surprises that its lovely wee capital city of Faro often gets overlooked as people busy off straight from its airport to the resorts, missing out on its swathe of attractions as they go.  So if you’re thinking of travelling down to the Algarve here are […]

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What can we expect from England’s newly announced World Cup squad?

What can we expect from England’s newly announced World Cup squad?

| June 4, 2015 | Reply

    With only a few months to go now until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Twickenham, England’s Stuart Lancaster has announced his hotly awaited 50-man squad. The 45-year-old head coach began his speech on 20th May by focussing on those who had made the cut, rather than notable absentees. Lancaster stressed the need to stay true […]

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Monthly Scotland Travel Blogs for the SYHA

Monthly Scotland Travel Blogs for the SYHA

| May 29, 2015 | Reply

I’m now doing monthly blogs for the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association. I have to confess I hadn’t stayed in one for a while so I was a little unsure… But I’ve really had my head turned to what they offer –  they’re not just for ‘youths’ with family rooms, apartments, meals with local produce and […]

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Emirates Article on Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

Emirates Article on Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

| April 9, 2015 | Reply

I have to admit I had always thought of Angkor more as a temple than a city. I had long been keen to visit, but was unable to get there when nearby in the 1990s due to the security situation. I was delighted then to finally get there recently and also discover that the site […]

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Scotsman Grand Tour Scotland Travel Supplement

Scotsman Grand Tour Scotland Travel Supplement

| April 8, 2015 | 3 Replies

As a native Scot always love writing about my own country. Really enjoyed having the opportunity to contribute so many articles to this Scotsman supplement. For the direct link to the supplement and my pieces just click here.

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CalMac Explore Brochure 2015

CalMac Explore Brochure 2015

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

Ever since I was a wee boy I have always been a big fan of ferries, so being involved in writing the new onboard brochure for CalMac, who operate the ferries on Scotland’s West Coast, is an ideal fit. Wrote a lot of the copy and provided many of the photos too, most notably on […]

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Online Guides for @Skyscanner

Online Guides for @Skyscanner

| April 3, 2015 | 2 Replies

Have just written and illustrated a series of destination guides on some of my favourite places for the ace folks over at Edinburgh’s very own Skyscanner. I’ve been a fan of their website for years, one of the first to offer flight comparisons from budget as well as scheduled carriers in the same search. It’s always been […]

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My Independent on Sunday Review of Brockloch Treehouse

My Independent on Sunday Review of Brockloch Treehouse

| March 28, 2015 | Reply

Been down to Dumfries and Galloway to check on this brilliant new treehouse for the Independent on Sunday, one of the cosiest romantic escapes in the country I’d say. To go to the review just click here.

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My Scottish Travel Blogs for Scotland Now

My Scottish Travel Blogs for Scotland Now

| March 8, 2015 | 1 Reply

I’ m now doing blogs for the ace Scottish website, Scotland Now. It is a website designed ‘For Scots Everywhere’ so whether you have lived here all your life, have never been and have Scottish ancestry, or are just even interested in finding more about travelling to and around Scotland then you are more than […]

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