Ayrshire, Scotland

Scotland off the beaten track – a spotlight on Kilmaurs

One of the things I love about writing this Scottish travel blog, is discovering Scotland off the beaten track. Tourists often arrive in Edinburgh or Glasgow, then head north to popular visitor destination like Glencoe and Skye. And while there's nothing wrong with visiting those places, they're not representative of Scotland as a whole. If… Continue reading Scotland off the beaten track – a spotlight on Kilmaurs

Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Exploring the Galloway Forest Park (and beyond) – from lockdown to Loch Doon

Scotland's self-catering accommodation was given the green light to reopen on 3rd July - woo hoo. As soon as we heard the news, we started checking out accommodation for an impromptu trip to celebrate. But where to? We love the South of Scotland, especially in and around the Galloway Forest Park. We love glamping too,… Continue reading Exploring the Galloway Forest Park (and beyond) – from lockdown to Loch Doon

Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

South West Coast 300 – great Scottish road trips

When the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show invited me to take a motorhome on a road-trip, I jumped at the chance. I'm always up for new adventures, and "wild camping" in a motorhome in January definitely fell into the new adventure category. Most of Scotland's campsites close for winter, so electric hook up probably wouldn't… Continue reading South West Coast 300 – great Scottish road trips

Ayrshire, Castles & ancient ruins, Scotland, Things to do

Exploring Ayrshire – castles, coastline and rolling uphill

I'm married to one of those awkward folk who celebrate a birthday after Christmas. I always struggled to find birthday gifts in shops full of sale tat.  Then I had a brain wave - the January mini-break. It's a win, win really. January room rates are low AND I get to share Mr G's birthday present!… Continue reading Exploring Ayrshire – castles, coastline and rolling uphill

Ayrshire, Scotland

Meeting Tam O’Shanter on the Burns Trail, Alloway

Come join me on a virtual tour around Ayrshire, and let's follow in the footsteps of Robert Burns, meeting some of his famous characters along the way. Kirkoswald - home of Souter JohnniePottering around Ayrshire recently we passed several signs for Soutar Johnnie’s Cottage. Intrigued we decided to check it out. If you're familiar with… Continue reading Meeting Tam O’Shanter on the Burns Trail, Alloway