All Outdoor Scotland Posts

Dundee May 11, 2015

A-Z of Secret Dundee: Fisher & Donaldson

When it comes to cream cakes, F&D’s are the crème de la crème. Billing themselves as a boulangerie, patisserie, confiserie and chocolaterie, this fifth generation Fife based company have been […]

Dundee May 11, 2015

A-Z of Secret Dundee: Dighty Connect

The Dighty is the city’s historic second river. It existed long before Dundee did. Many communities in the east of the city live just a stone’s throw away from it […]

Culture May 8, 2015

Highland Stand-Off

The wind is dry ice, the sky is pewter-grey and heavily pregnant with unborn snow. The dusk thickens too fast amid the old drifts that patch the hillside. There is […]

Dundee April 30, 2015

A-Z of Secret Dundee: Clark’s 24 Hour Bakery

Dundee’s famous pie shops are all but gone, but one local bakery keeps the full-fat flag flying and that’s Clark’s. The place is legendary to students, construction and office workers […]

Dundee April 30, 2015

A-Z of Secret Dundee: Braithwaite

Talking of coffee, and indeed tea, there is only one place to head to buy the very finest blends and that’s J A Braithwaite. Follow your nose and you will […]

Dundee April 29, 2015

A-Z of Secret Dundee: Templeton Woods Tangle

In a city that’s already top for two wheelers, there’s another great reason to saddle up. The Templeton Woods Tangle is a newly-constructed mountain bike skills trail on the western […]

Culture April 29, 2015

An English Invasion

With the 500th anniversary of Flodden and the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn behind us, you should know that Scotland is being invaded by the English yet again. It is the […]

Outdoor Scotland April 27, 2015

Discovering Glenesk

I love nothing more than a day in the hills but have to confess to being absolutely clueless about the wildlife I often encounter while tramping across burns, along valleys […]

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