Stirlingshire

Stay in a Scottish castle and live like a laird – Old Newton of Doune

Anyone familiar with this blog will know I'm a history geek with a passion for castles. The Wee White Dug loves a castle too - like mother like son. Even Mr G has come to realise that castles are cool. Gone are the days when he'd drag his feet dejectedly from hill fort to fortalice,… Continue reading Stay in a Scottish castle and live like a laird – Old Newton of Doune

Highlands, Stirlingshire

A Scottish Halloween – gothic dining, a haunted house and horrible history

"It's the most wonderful time of year." Yes, that's right Halloween is upon us again. What's not to love about ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night? Forget pumpkin lanterns and trick or treat - Scotland has been observing Halloween or Samhain for longer than the good ole… Continue reading A Scottish Halloween – gothic dining, a haunted house and horrible history

Stirlingshire

The Battle of Bannockburn II

On Saturday we set off sans Wee White Dug along a wet and miserable M9 bound for Stirling.  It felt odd hitting the road without our travel buddy. It's not often you'll see me head to an urban landscape in my free time but Stirling is different - it's heaven for history geeks.  We'd also been invited… Continue reading The Battle of Bannockburn II