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Best Bars and Restaurants in Edinburgh 2024

Best Bars and Restaurants in Edinburgh 2024

Edinburgh has more bars restaurants per head of the population than anywhere else in the UK. My warmer months role as a freelance tour guide has enabled me to become highly knowledgeable of the best bars and restaurants in Edinburgh. Not just in these top recommended...

Greyfriars Bobby Day 2024

Greyfriars Bobby Day 2024

14th January is Greyfriars Bobby Day each year. Greyfriars Bobby is one of the world’s best loved and famous animals. Read this unique article, examining a very similar dog to Bobby, and of how valued he was to his master

Fraser’s Guide to the William Turner Exhibition

Fraser’s Guide to the William Turner Exhibition

Fraser's Guide to the William Turner Exhibition Joseph Mallord William Turner, the son of a barber and wig-maker born in London. He became renowned as one of the best artists of all time. The Scottish National Gallery hosts an exhibition of Turner paintings throughout...

Scottish Highlands – Adventure to Ullapool

Scottish Highlands – Adventure to Ullapool

Jane & I visited Gairloch in early summer 2021. There will be an article on our summer Highland adventure to Gairloch appearing as a Buy Me a Coffee post in the next few weeks. Is Ullapool Worth a Visit It was now late Autumn the same year. Was nearby fishing town...

Schloss Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course

Schloss Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course

Situated very near Kelso, and within easy reach of both Edinburgh, which is 50 miles to the north of the Roxburghe Hotel, and Newcastle, which is 65 miles to the south. Owned by Schloss, the Roxburghe is is a stylish and homely country house hotel. A fact reinforced...

James Braid – latter open victories and career summary

James Braid – latter open victories and career summary

This is part of a series of articles on the golfing life of five times British Open Champion James Braid. Braid is a golf legend. Only Harry Vardon has won more British Open titles. In my last article I wrote about the first two of Braid’s Open victories. This month I...

James Braid – Early open career

James Braid – Early open career

This is part of a series of articles on the golfing life of five times British Open Champion James Braid. Braid is a golf legend - only Harry Vardon has won more British Open titles. Last time I wrote about James Braid’s early life. I shall now turn focus to Braid’s...

James Braid – The first few years

James Braid – The first few years

This is part of a series of articles on the golf life of five times British Open Champion James Braid. Braid is a golf legend -only Harry Vardon has won more British Open titles. James Braid was born in Earlsferry near St Andrews on February 6, 1870. His father was...