Scotland’s top not-so-paid-for visitor attractions

Edinburgh Castle was recently revealed as the most popular paid for visitor attraction in Scotland. Last year nearly 1.2 million visitors crossed the threshold...

Deep dark secrets of Skye's caves

Any visitor to the Isle of Skye will know to pack wet weather and walking gear in preparation for tackling the spectacular mountains that...

Five-year obsession carved out place in craftsman’s family

Five years ago craftsman John Donaldson was asked to carve some new heads for the ceiling of the King’s Inner Hall at Stirling Castle....

The mystic side of Iona

As Peter Macdonald, leader of the Iona Community says, “No-one goes to Iona by mistake”. This small island, just off Mull on Scotland’s...

The man whose victorious death spelled the end for James VII

“Oh, for an hour of Dundee” - Anonymous Highland Chief at the Battle of Sherrifmuir, 1715 It is history’s prerogative to name its winners...

3D scans of Rosslyn Chapel leave (some) room for mysteries

Those who believe there is a secret vault under Rosslyn Chapel have had a dent put in their theory by detailed 3D images of...

Bitter strife over St Kilda visitor centre

The increasingly bitter dispute between islanders over the proposed St Kilda Visitor Centre looks even less likely to be resolved amicably with members of...

The Moors in Mary of Guise’s court

Historic Scotland, who count Stirling Castle as one of the many properties they oversee, have just released some fascinating details of life below stairs...

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...

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...