All Outdoor Scotland Posts


Outdoor Scotland September 11, 2014

The Forth Road Bridge

After a sudden closure, it has been announced today that the Forth Road Bridge will be reopening before Christmas! The bridge has been closed to all vehicular traffic, pedestrians and cyclists […]

Outdoor Scotland August 28, 2014

B is For Buachaille

They are not quite the Pollux and Castor of the Scottish hills. That Alpine sobriquet is probably more suited to Ben More and Stobinian further to the south. But gaze on […]

Culture July 7, 2014

Scotland’s Kelpies

The Kelpies – two gigantic steel statues at the side of the M9, in the heart of industrial Scotland. It’s a place where giant pylons, chimneys belching white smoke and […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Livingstone Centre

Explorer, missionary, anti-slavery campaigner, miller, doctor – David Livingstone was all of these things and more. A man possessing rare dynamism and breadth of skill, Livingstone would, one might imagine, […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Gladstone’s Land

Sometimes it’s the inconspicuous treasures that, when revealed, shine the brightest. Edinburgh’s Royal Mile suffers no lack of attractions, from the Castle and Holyrood Palace that mark its extremities, to […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Arbroath Abbey

You would be hard pressed to find a Scot whose pulse does not quicken at these words from the Declaration of Arbroath: ‘As long as but one hundred of us […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Duart Castle

Standing sentinel atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Sound of Mull, Duart Castle viewed from the Oban to Craignure ferry is matched by few other sights in Scotland. Just like it’s […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Hermitage Castle

Nothing truly prepares you for your first glimpse of Hermitage Castle. It rises stark and seemingly impregnable from among the rolling hills of Liddesdale in the Scottish Borders. And, with […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Fort George

Following the blood-soaked defeat of the Jacobite forces at Culloden in 1746, the Hanoverian British government was fixated on ensuring the Highlands would never rise again. They were not for […]

Outdoor Scotland July 7, 2014

Linlithgow Palace

Few could have anticipated that King James IV’s marriage to Margaret Tudor in 1503 would pave the way for an even more momentous union a century later – the Union […]

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