Not satisfied with an epic fireworks display, a massive street party and a torchlight procession to celebrate the new year (which they call Hogmanay), the folks of Scotland have also instituted an annual tradition known as the Loony Dook. This involves getting yourself dressed up in the wackiest outfit you can find, marching through the streets of South Queensferry and then … [Read more...]
The Best Photography Locations in Edinburgh
We’ve been based in the Edinburgh region for a couple of years now, and it is definitely one of our favourite cities in the UK. We’ve written a lot about the city – everything from the awesome festivals through to getting off the beaten path in Edinburgh, plus loads more (see the further reading section at the end of the post for more). One thing I’ve somehow not written so … [Read more...]
The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick: Seeing Puffins and More!
Jess has wanted to see puffins for a very long time, so when the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, Scotland, offered us a trip on one of their bird watching tours at the start of puffin season, naturally we leapt at the opportunity. Since then we've actually visited twice, and done two trips with the Scottish seabird centre - one sea safari, and one landing on the … [Read more...]
2 Days In Edinburgh: The Perfect Edinburgh Itinerary
Edinburgh is one of our favourite cities in the UK, and was where we called home for almost four years. Based on our experiences living in the city, I wanted to share our tips and ideas for what to get up to with 2 days in Edinburgh. We think two days is a great amount of time to spend in Edinburgh – perhaps as a weekend break in Scotland. It's also a great addition to a … [Read more...]
Edinburgh in August: A Guide to the August 2022 Edinburgh Festivals
If I asked you to name the festivals that Edinburgh is known for, I suspect you’d probably tell me all about the comedy-focused Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Which is a pretty great festival, with hundreds of venues popping up all over the city and serving up some of the world’s best comedy and drama, ranging from brand new acts to internationally recognised names. What you … [Read more...]
14 Unusual Things To Do In Edinburgh!
Edinburgh is definitely one of our favourite cities in the UK, and it's one where we lived for a number of years. There is a lot to do here, so much so that we’ve already penned a detailed post on how to spend two days in Edinburgh, as well as some of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh. But, as with any city, there’s a lot more to do than one blog post can cover, … [Read more...]
Visiting the Edinburgh Science Festival
Edinburgh, you might not be aware, is a bit nuts about festivals. I was aware already of the yearly Edinburgh Fringe, and the Military Tattoo, and of course, the incredible New Years Eve celebration that is Hogmanay. But I had no idea that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the festivals that Edinburgh puts on throughout the year. Edinburgh bills itself as … [Read more...]
What to Pack and Wear for Hogmanay 2022 in Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a fantastic three days of fun in Scotland's capital city, celebrating the end of one year and the start of the New Year. We've taken part three times, and loved it every time. It's also a largely outdoor event, which means that if you are attending, you need to be prepared! In this guide, we're going to share with you exactly what you need to pack, … [Read more...]