Christmas Lowdown: What to do over the festive period

It’s that time of year again when everyone drinks and eats more than any human should, CHRISTMAS!!! I am one of those intolerable people who believes the festive season starts on the 5th of November. I just adore the whole run-up to Christmas, the proliferation of period dramas on the BBC, the fact that everything…

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…

Highland Road Trip: Glencoe Folk Museum & The Highland Folk Museum

For over two years I was lucky enough to be based in the Scottish Highlands, working for a very small, eclectic museum. Although at times it was challenging (and bizarre), there is no doubt that the Highlands is brimming with unique culture, collections, and quirky heritage organisations. This post aims to highlight the diverse, and…