Category Archives: Scotland

A pretty street in Crieff, Scotland

Crieff is the second largest town in Perthshire, Scotland. I am sure it is second to none in beauty, though. It has been a holiday resort since the 1600s and once you’re here, it is easy to see why.  

To reach Crieff from Glasgow and Edinburgh, make for main Stirling motorway. At Stirling follow A9 direction to Perth and branch off at Braco (A823). Follow signposts to Crieff. From other parts of Scotland, simply follow the A 85 motorway.

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The sign that had me salivating!

I have a thing for clicking signboards. This pic was taken somewhere in Scotland, I’m pretty sure; one of those click-as-you-go sort of shots which you come back and wonder about. One thing is for sure. When I look at it now, I want to become a biker or have a hangover and go back to wherever this was and enjoy their ‘fab cakes and hangover shakes!’ If any of you can identify the place for me, I’d be grateful!

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A beautiful book store in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland Book ShopEdinburgh is easily one of the most elegant and enchanting cities I have been to. Walking down Victoria Street, I came across this gem of a bookstore, which houses books, maps, prints and etchings dating back from the 1650s. The tall lady you see in the picture is Johanna Campell, who drove me around some of Scotland’s most stunning countryside. Together with her writer husband Gilbert, she runs customised tours across Scotland.  Interested? Get their details on http://www.scotlandinaweek.com. 

If you are in Scotland, take a quick course in glass blowing.

Glass blowing workshop

Glass blowing workshops abound in Scotland. You need no prior experience to sign up for most of them. I walked into a studio where they were crafting exquisite baubles, paperweights and tumblers in a relaxed and friendly setting. Alas, I was pressed for time. But on my next trip, I am going to set aside one day to learning a new skill.