The swastika over Mull

Across a scant strip of water from the Isle of Mull lies the tiny island of Inch Kenneth. Named after the Saint who...

McGonagall suppers: from the stripper to the soup course

At the end of January, Scots celebrate their finest poetic son with a sheep’s stomach busting meal of haggis, neeps, nips and a dose...

The madder reaches of mythterious Scotland

The small, but very attractive village of Fortingall in Glen Lyon, Perthshire, has long been considered to be a place of mystery. Overlooked...

Highland Mary: Robert Burns’s lost muse

“For dear to me as light and life, Was my sweet Highland Mary.” Robert Burns was a farmer, poet and lover whose amorous exploits have given...

Was Jack the Ripper from Glasgow?

Whitechapel, London, in the late 1880s was a place of fear. The notorious serial killer was stalking the streets killing women.  Despite a massive...