Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Foodie heaven in Aberdeenshire – a tour of Mackie’s of Scotland

In my last blog I waxed lyrical about a foodie trip to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire (one of our favourite wee corners of Scotland). VisitAberdeenshire and Mackie’s of Scotland had invited us to spend three, fun-packed December days hanging out in stylish hotels, eating tasty, local foods and sightseeing. The trip had many highlights, but our… Continue reading Foodie heaven in Aberdeenshire – a tour of Mackie’s of Scotland

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

A fabulous winter break in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – fairytale castles, fantastic food and festive lights

One of the things I love most about Aberdeenshire is how diverse the region is. You can go from sandy beach to mountain top, fine dining restaurant to takeaway fish and chip shop and bustling city to remote village in the blink of an eye. The region is wonderful at any time of year, but… Continue reading A fabulous winter break in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – fairytale castles, fantastic food and festive lights

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Scotland

Exploring the Moray Firth coast – a short break in Cullen

And just like that March arrived in the blink of an eye. With March came another Scottish road-trip. Using the town of Cullen as a base three wonderful days were spent exploring the Moray Firth coast. And it's off to Cullen we goLeaving a foggy Edinburgh behind, we headed north - the fog followed. Cairn… Continue reading Exploring the Moray Firth coast – a short break in Cullen

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Highland cows and 5-star luxury in Aberdeenshire

I love Aberdeenshire - it's one of my favourite regions in Scotland. I also love a wee bit of luxury - who doesn't? And Highland Cows - I REALLY love Highland Cows. You can probably guess my level of excitement then, when I was invited to combine all three at Aikenshill House - a five-star,… Continue reading Highland cows and 5-star luxury in Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

History and hygge in Aberdeenshire

Nothing signals the arrival of winter in Scotland more than the snow gates closing on the Cock Bridge to Tomintoul road. This year it arrived while the trees were still resplendent in their autumnal robes. It was way too early, but the scenic route in the Cairngorms National Park had closed, so it was time… Continue reading History and hygge in Aberdeenshire