Royal Botanical Gardens – Edinburgh

Excerpt from the book Travels through History : Northern Ireland and Scotland  Belfast and the Causeway Coast has been rated best region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. In September 2017, Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by a respected travel company, Rough Guides. ========== The original Edinburgh Botanical Garden wasContinue reading “Royal Botanical Gardens – Edinburgh”

A local’s guide to Edinburgh: 10 top tips

The Scottish capital’s big draw is its festivals but the quieter corners are alive year round – with stylish cafes and bistros, moody bars and thriving art spaces

The Royal Mile – Edinburgh

Excerpt from the book Travels through History : Northern Ireland and Scotland  Belfast and the Causeway Coast has been rated best region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. In September 2017, Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by a respected travel company, Rough Guides. ========= The Royal Mile is the nameContinue reading “The Royal Mile – Edinburgh”

Hippos, custard and tapas: the 10 funniest jokes of the Edinburgh fringe

The comedy channel Dave asked the public to vote on the best gags to emerge from this year’s fringe festival, and here are the results

All the fun of the fringe: Edinburgh festival 2015 – in pictures

Photographer Murdo MacLeod has been snapping the clowns, robots, fauns and performers at large at the world’s biggest arts festival

Why Edinburgh should be stripped of its Unesco world heritage status

Recent planning decisions are trashing the historic centre of the Scottish capital – and its Unesco world heritage status isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on