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My Daily Record @ScotlandNow Column

My Daily Record @ScotlandNow Column

| November 2, 2016 | Reply

I’ve been a fan of Scottish newspaper the Daily Record ever since I used to read my mum’s copy as a kid. I’m also a massive fan of travelling around and writing about my native land of Scotland. It’s a delight then to be writing a weekly column for the Scotland Now section of the […]

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Top 10 Algarve Seafood Restaurants for @Pearlshare

Top 10 Algarve Seafood Restaurants for @Pearlshare

| October 27, 2016 | Reply

I LOVE seafood and I LOVE the Algarve. That is a big part of why I visit every year.   I have just been back to put together a guide for the ace Pearlshare on my favourite seafood restaurants in this sun kissed Portuguese region. Pearlshare is a great App that you can use as […]

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Top 10 Scottish Galleries for @Pearlshare

Top 10 Scottish Galleries for @Pearlshare

| October 18, 2016 | Reply

Love culture? Love art galleries? Then you are in for a treat in Scotland. Forget all the old cliches about Scotland with tartan and shortbread. This vibrant Celtic tinged nation these days is alive with great art galleries, with everything on offer from world class galleries crammed full of European Old Masters, through to cutting […]

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Scotland on Sunday Croatia & Montenegro

Scotland on Sunday Croatia & Montenegro

| September 29, 2016 | Reply

I’ve had a long love affair with Croatia over the years. Since my first visit during the early 1990s I have been dozens of times, travelling all over the country and penning hundreds of articles on this most beguiling of countries, as well as six guidebooks.   I headed back recently to report back on […]

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Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

Scotland in Trust Scot Cruise Piece

| September 3, 2016 | Reply

I have always been a great fan of Scotland’s impressive sweep of islands. That they total more than 800 is often a source of surprise amongst readers. I’ve spent many trips cruising these epic islands so we delighted to be asked by the National Trust for Scotland to pen a piece for their Scotland in […]

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My @Pearlshare Top 10 Scottish Isles

My @Pearlshare Top 10 Scottish Isles

| August 2, 2016 | Reply

Did you know Scotland has over 800 islands and that its coastline makes up over 10% of Europe’s littoral? Well there you go – now it’s time to explore the best of them. I have been travelling around and writing about the myriad Scottish islands for 20 years now and I never, ever get tired […]

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5 Edinburgh 1st Timer Must Dos for @Pearlshare

5 Edinburgh 1st Timer Must Dos for @Pearlshare

| July 29, 2016 | Reply

  I may have been to over 100 countries on my travels, but Edinburgh is and will always be my city. I never really realised what a glorious city Edinburgh is until I started travelling. It is up there with anywhere else I have been on the planet. It is a city of epic castles and […]

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Tenerife article/guide for @GroupLeisure

Tenerife article/guide for @GroupLeisure

| July 28, 2016 | Reply

I’ve been travelling to the Canary Islands for years now and ‘Macaronesia’ remains one of my favourite places on the planet. My favourite island in the archipelago remains Tenerife. This brilliant holiday isle has made a real effort post Brexit to stress how welcome tourists still are. Below is an article I wrote for Group […]

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