1. Independence Itself – I’ve been lucky enough to visit 100 countries in my job as a travel writer and I’ve witnessed a handful become independent. None want to go back. Often on the road baffled people ask me why we don’t run our own country and I never really have an answer. I used […]
Here is a link to my first blog for those lovely folks at Embrace Scotland. A great crowd to work for and I love what they do. The blog is on my Top 5 Hidden Gems Around the Firth of Forth, my native land. Join me for a wee tour! Just click here.
I’m a huge fan of Croatia and I’ve been going ever since I headed down there in the early 1990s to cover the war. Since then I’ve written six guidebooks to the country and venture back at least once a year. Here is an article for the Sunday Post on my return to Dalmatia in […]
Here is a piece for Malaysian Airlines on Glasgow I worked on recently. I just did the photos this time with fellow travel writer writing the copy. I’m a huge fan of Glasgow and hope my photos get even a little of my love of this multifaceted city across. Thanks go to Visit Scotland […]
Wee photo blog on the brilliant Commonwealth Games Flotilla 2014. I boarded Cal Mac’s newest ship MV Lochinvar to join the largest flotilla ever to sail up Glasgow’s River Clyde (around 250 vessels), from Greenock to the city centre, with everything joining from ferries to yachts and even one semi naked kayaker! It was a real […]
The Sleepy Way to Scotland In Scotland there may be an independence referendum, but whatever the outcome there will undoubtedly still be constant traffic between Scotland and the ‘Auld Enemy’, England, with so many business, commercial and familial ties between the two countries. These ties have recently been strengthened with welcome news that transport […]
Love Prague, but sometimes the old town can get just a little too touristy for my tastes. If you feel the same then you might want to check out my Guardian guide to Zizkov, a nefarious suburb that knows how to party and retains a sense of critical cool and arty feel that has been […]
I’m a huge fan of walking on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. I’ve been on self-guided trips, group trips and also to the ace Grand Canaria Walking Festival. The reasons why I think that this idyllic isle is perfect for year round walking are all in here, a blog on my blog www.thescottishtravelwriter.com.