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Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Blog for Rough Guides

Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Blog for Rough Guides

| September 27, 2014 | Reply

I’m a huge fan of Dubrovnik, a city in the early 1990s I was thwarted from visiting by the Homeland War. I’ve been back dozens of times since and have penned half a dozen guidebooks to the city. Here is a blog I’ve written for the Rough Guides website that takes you on an active […]

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My Blogs for Historic Scotland – Get Out & Explore Scotland’s History!

My Blogs for Historic Scotland – Get Out & Explore Scotland’s History!

| September 21, 2014 | Reply

I am doing regular blogs for Historic Scotland, which has been a lot of fun and also opened up both historic attractions I’d never visited before, but also new sides to ones I thought I knew well. I’ve popped links to quite a few of the blogs here. Hopefully there will be something to inspire you whether […]

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New Blog on Scotland in Autumn for Cool Places

New Blog on Scotland in Autumn for Cool Places

| September 16, 2014 | Reply

Just done another blog for those lovely folks over at Cool Places. I am their ‘Man in Scotland’ and this blog is on the Top 5 Autumn Places in Scotland. I love all of these explosions of colour so I hope you enjoy them too. Link here.    

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Blog Post on Firth of Forth Top 5 Gems for Embrace Scotland.

Blog Post on Firth of Forth Top 5 Gems for Embrace Scotland.

| September 8, 2014 | Reply

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.

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Sunday Post Travel Article on Dalmatia in Croatia

Sunday Post Travel Article on Dalmatia in Croatia

| August 30, 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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My Glasgow Photos for Malaysian Airlines

My Glasgow Photos for Malaysian Airlines

| August 18, 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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Photo Blog – Commonwealth Games Flotilla 2014

Photo Blog – Commonwealth Games Flotilla 2014

| July 26, 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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The Caledonian Sleeper Gets a £50 Million Upgrade

The Caledonian Sleeper Gets a £50 Million Upgrade

| June 30, 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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My Guardian Article on Zizkov in Prague

My Guardian Article on Zizkov in Prague

| May 19, 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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VisitScotland Chairman Mike Cantlay Q&A

VisitScotland Chairman Mike Cantlay Q&A

| April 26, 2014 | Reply

Had a wee interview with the ever amenable and open VisitScotland Chairman Mike Cantlay at Visit Scotland Expo 2014. The Q&A session is on my Scottish travel website www.insiderscotland.com with a direct link here.

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