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Northern Lights in Scotland: A Guide

Wed, 9th Aug 2023

Scotland, with its rugged landscapes and clear skies, offers some of the most spectacular places to witness the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Let's explore some of the top locations in Dumfries and Galloway, The Highlands, Aberdeenshire, and the Cairngorms - where you have the best chance of catching this mesmerising celestial display.

The Highest Peaks in Dumfries & Galloway

Wed, 11th Aug 2021

Although Dumfries and Galloway doesn't immediately come to many people when considering hill walking in Scotland, there are a considerable number of summits within the region which offer anything from a long or strenuous walk, to challenging and, occasionally, dangerous terrain.

A Guide To Portpatrick & the Mull of Galloway

Wed, 11th Aug 2021

This lovely area of Dumfries and Galloway is one to which holidaymakers return to time and again, the Portpatrick and Mull of Galloway area is much loved and a fabulous location for a multi-generational holiday, with plenty to see and do for all age ranges.

A Guide To Moffat

Tue, 6th Apr 2021

For a town so rich in history, culture and unspoiled beauty, it's surprising how often Moffat is passed by whilst travelling along the M74, just 3 miles to the west.

A Guide To Ayrshire

Tue, 6th Apr 2021

In combining the wonders of island life, beautiful countryside and sandy beaches with the vibrancy of towns like Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine, for a first time visit to Scotland, or anyone looking for an authentic Scottish experience, Ayrshire is a great location for a holiday.

A Guide To New Abbey & Kirkbean

Tue, 6th Apr 2021

New Abbey lies 5 miles from Dumfries, nestled between the slopes of Criffel, the highest peak in the area, to the south west, and the Nith estuary to the east.

A Guide To Caerlaverock & Glencaple

Tue, 6th Apr 2021

Glencaple is just 5 miles from Dumfries and is located on the banks of the River Nith. This small village has always made a large contribution to the wider community of Dumfries and Galloway.

A Guide To Dumfries

Tue, 6th Apr 2021

With a nickname like ‘Queen of the South,’ you’d be forgiven for expecting big things of Dumfries,  principal town of Dumfries and Galloway. Fortunately, this little market town doesn’t disappoint! Perched…

A Guide To Castle Douglas

Thu, 25th Oct 2018

A few miles to the north-east of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas sits on the shore of Carlingwark Loch. Nearby Threave Castle, built in the 13th century and Threave gardens are open…

A Guide To Kelso

Thu, 25th Oct 2018

It is no coincidence that many beautiful towns in Scotland are situated on water and Kelso is no exception, as it snuggles into a bend of the River Tweed about…

A Guide To Kirkcudbright

Thu, 25th Oct 2018

Nestled on the firth of the river Dee in Dumfries and Galloway, the beautiful town of Kirkcudbright is recorded as having a Franciscan monastery in the 12th century though there are…

A Guide To Kippford

Thu, 25th Oct 2018

The village of Scaur, as Kippford was previously known, is relatively small and tucked away. It lies about fifteen miles south-west of Dumfries. Nestled on a ledge between the forested…

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