In Vogue at Stirling Castle

Yesterday the sun was shining on Scotland, so with copious amounts of Factor 50+ applied (we’re Scottish ok?!), Karen, Ian our STV cameradude and myself headed to Stirling Castle for ‘In Vogue’, an event which promised to celebrate ‘the brilliance of Renaissance haute couture…  Welcome to the dazzling world of 16th-century style.’  As a Vogue subscriber and make-up junkie who studied fashion…

Mary Queen of Scots Statue, Linlithgow Palace Peel

On the 25th of April a statue of Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) was unveiled on Linlithgow Palace’s Peel.  As a female monarch who led such tragic and interesting life, Mary’s tale has spawned many a film and soapy historical novel.  Surprisingly, this much celebrated, and undoubtedly brave woman did not have a public monument in Scotland until now.  This…

Linlithgow Loch

On a cold and misty morning I went for a walk round Linlithgow Loch, and here is the evidence that I both left the house and got some exercise.  Linlithgow Loch and the palace which overlooks it really is stunning in all weathers, but my favourites include snow and winter sunshine.  Unfortunately it was neither…