When I heard about a ‘winter light festival’ taking place in a massive public park in Glasgow I knew I had to check it out. I marvelled over the pictures on the website and booked my tickets up, surprised to find out how quickly they were disappearing.
The evening finally came and I got all wrapped up warm, donned my waterproofs (there’s always a chance of rain in Scotland!) and drove to Rouken Glen park to start our adventure.
Electric Glen is basically a walk through the park under the cover of darkness where you can enjoy the magical colours of the light installations that have been placed along the route.
Chances are if you’ve visited my blog before you’ll know I’m very passionate about my beautiful home country of Scotland. I’ve lived here all of my 23 years and despite leaving often to travel to other corners of the globe I always love returning.
Scotland has a hold over me but I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is. Perhaps it’s the friendly people, some of the friendliest in the world; perhaps it’s the raw, natural beauty; perhaps it’s the fact we have some exciting, vibrant cities and also have so much untouched, empty land outwith them. I don’t know exactly, but I know that wherever I go I’ll always love coming home to Scotland.
I’ve travelled quite a bit through this beautiful country (although not nearly as much as I’d like but that’s a plan for another day!) and I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite places in Scotland… Read more
Any regular readers here will know I’m a very passionate Scot. I adore my home country and I’m always encouraging people to visit (I’ve been told I should work for the tourism board more than a handful of times!). 2014 is a MASSIVE year for Scotland – it’s the year of the Homecoming and we’re also hosting The Ryder Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the MTV Awards. Phew!
If all that isn’t enough reason to Visit Scotland in 2014 then here’s a few more…
Scotland is brimming with raw, natural beauty and is often described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Drive up to the Highlands and discover the land where the clans lived and worked, venture out to the islands and check out the wildlife, discover some of Scotland’s lochs (there are around 31,000 lochs and lochans) and enjoy the peace, quiet and tranquility that this country offers.
Natural beauty on the Isle of Skye Read more
Have you ever stayed at a hotel that was so weird and so wonderful all at the same time? Nope? Well I hadn’t either until I stepped off a quiet street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, in the shadow of the ancient castle, and checked into The Witchery Hotel.
Entering The Witchery is a little like stepping back in time. We were led out of the close and up a winding staircase to our suite for the night. The friendly porter told us that our suite, the ‘Inner Sanctum’, was the very first suite that opened in the hotel and led us in through a giant wooden door and as we stepped through it we were transported back in time.
We found ourselves in a tartan lined entrance room. Tartan walls, tartan carpets, tartan everything. There was certainly no mistaking that we were in Scotland’s capital city. A giant chandelier hung from the high ceiling and dominated the room.
Following the porter we were led into the the main room of most incredible suite I’ve ever seen. Read more
There are so many incredible festivals around the world that it would be impossible to ever visit them all but there are some that appeal to me more than others.
Here are the festivals around the world that I most want to visit… Read more
It’s the beginning of a brand new year and that means it’s time for some brand new travel adventures…yippee! 2013 disappeared *far* too quickly and saw me visiting fourteen different countries and countless cities and towns around the world. It’s so cliche, but I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!
I have only a handful of travels planned so far for 2014, but that doesn’t mean I’m not dreaming of far flung lands and constantly thinking of where I can go next. Here’s where I’m going and want to go to in 2014… Read more