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Ireland’s Ancient East for The Telegraph

| June 22, 2017 | Reply
Ireland’s Ancient East for The Telegraph

Ireland is many things to many people. To some it is a Guinness fuelled party zone full of pubs, to others a venue for quaffing world class seafood, to others still an oasis for enjoying traditional music. For me the appeal above all else is that Ireland is a destination where history is very much of […]

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Edinburgh v Glasgow Article for Woman’s Own

| June 21, 2017 | Reply
Edinburgh v Glasgow Article for Woman’s Own

As a native of Edinburgh I am all too aware of the intense rivalry between Scotland’s two greatest cities. I’m in a perhaps slightly unusual position as a resident of one of them in that I actually love both Edinburgh and Glasgow! I find that the more I travel the more I really come to […]

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Scotland Motorhome Escape for @MMM_Magazine

| June 19, 2017 | Reply
Scotland Motorhome Escape for @MMM_Magazine

I’m a big fan of both motorhomes and the Scottish Highlands. Saying that it can be a bit too obvious these days just to haul around the Highlands along well trodden tourist routes like the massively successful North Coast 500. I recently picked up a motorhome (or campervan) in the Highland capital of Inverness and […]

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Commonwealth Games @GC2018 piece for @heraldScotland

| June 17, 2017 | Reply
Commonwealth Games @GC2018 piece for @heraldScotland

I can remember as a kid the excitement building for the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh back in 1986. This massive global event has had its issues over the years – the 2010 Delhi Games were a lowpoint – but Glasgow 2014 was brilliant too. The next host of the second largest multi-nation multi-sport event anywhere […]

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Algarve Article for @Sunday_Post

| May 27, 2017 | Reply
Algarve Article for @Sunday_Post

With so many places to visit in the world as a travel writer you would think that there is little time for going back to destinations that I have been to many times before. I can see the argument for always searching for the new, but there are some gems for me that more than reward […]

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My Hotel Reviews for @TelegraphTravel

| May 2, 2017 | Reply
My Hotel Reviews for @TelegraphTravel

It’s long been a source of frustration in my job that I never really get to write much about the hotels I stay at. Sure I get to name-check them and include some basic detail to give you an idea of what they are about, but often that is it. That has all changed, though, […]

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Scottish Cruises @HeraldScotland piece

| April 17, 2017 | Reply
Scottish Cruises @HeraldScotland piece

I’ve been lucky enough to cruise on countless ships around the world as a travel writer, from the sun kissed charms of the Mediterranean and the icebergs of Greenland, then on to river cruising from Germany to Burma. There have been many highlights, but for me one country offers the finest cruising in the world and […]

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My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

| April 8, 2017 | Reply
My Travel Column with @TheCourierUK

For years cynics have been sounding the death knell for newspapers. I, of course, realise that there are multiple challenges in this digital age when people (including me) expect so much for ‘free’, so it’s great to see some newspapers thriving and commissioning new columns. I’ve been signed up by the Dundee based The Courier […]

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