Interesting Scottish places: Fettes College

By Elizabeth McQuillan I cannot walk past Fettes College in Edinburgh and not marvel at how much fun it would be to be a student...

Interesting Scottish places: the fairy mountain

Smack bang in the centre of Scotland is a Munro that dominates both the landscape and the imaginings of numerous scientists, walkers and searchers...

Interesting Scottish places: the Well of the Seven Heads

The West Coast of Scotland has many weird and wonderfully-named hills, glens and villages. How the tourists must titter as they pass through...

From first person to the second sight

By Elizabeth McQuillan Pristine white sheets, pegged out on the washing line and flapping in the breeze, is the dream my mother has always...

Seven druidic places in Scotland

Health and safety officials in Austria have recently trialled a new way of reducing accidents in a notorious crash site along a busy main...

Six great big scary Scottish beasties

Scots have long enjoyed the reputation for being handy in a scrap. But the country doesn’t rely on mere flesh and blood bruisers,...

Close encounter in the woods as 1979 UFO mystery is investigated again

On a chilly day last month, UFOlogist Ron Halliday and spiritualist medium Gary Gray left their car by the M8 in Livingston, West Lothian,...

13 haunted Scottish castles

By Catie Guitart Scotland's castles have spawned many stories of hauntings: bloodthirsty barons, lonesome ladies and many, many Mary Queen of Scots. Here's a small...

UFO Sightings and Chocolate in the Sky

Today is a UFOlogy red-letter day, as the Ministry of Defence (MOD) once again allows access to their spooky UFO files which you can...

Nessie is dead, long live Morag, Lizzie, etc, etc

In a recent interview, Nessie-expert Gary Campbell gave voice to the unthinkable - that the world-famous sea-beastie may well be dead. The shockwaves are still...