Edinburgh She Sparkles In The Rain ✨ . I was due some inclement weather. I’d been to Edinburgh repeatedly with blue skies - hopeless. I was in Edinburgh yesterday, the rain was falling, the city stonework dark with the wet and pavements glistening in the rain. It was the ultimate! Sure I’d taken this shot before but this was too beautiful to ignore as walked back from Haymarket through the Grassmarket to The Mound. People think it rains all the time in Scotland. Not so. Glasgow on the west, much more so yes! I don’t think it rains ENOUGH in Edinburgh . So don’t be disheartened if you get to Edinburgh and it’s raining - these for me are the best conditions for photography! I’ll show you when you get here for a tour! Link in my bio 🏴 . #Scotland #VisitScotland #VisitBritain #BBCBritain #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #UK #LoveGreatBritain #capturingbritain #BritainOnTheRoad #exploretocreate #PassionPassport #lAmATraveler #photosofbritain #scotlandsites #watchthisinstagood #justgoshoot #worldtravelbook #topukphoto #travellingtheworld #travellingthroughtheworld #theprettycities #guardiancities #lonelyplanet #streetleaks #streetdreamsmag #lensculture #instagram #instagood
Edinburgh. Capital of Scotland 🏴 . This is the Old Town Visitors pack the Old Town, a bustling area of centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys. Dating back to medieval times. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, you can walk anywhere in the Old Town and be following in the footsteps of kings and queens, invading armies, religious radicals, dissenters, murderers and more! . Photo taken from @camobscura1 Thank you to the very helpful staff at the centre - Edinburgh’s oldest tourist attraction (@edinburghcastle not included!) . #Scotland #Edinburgh #thisisedinburgh #VisitScotland #VisitBritain #BBCBritain #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #ig_scotland #UK #LoveGreatBritain #capturingbritain #BritainOnTheRoad #PassionPassport #lAmATraveler #bestukpics #photosofbritain #outandaboutscotland #britains_talent #scotlandsites #watchthisinstagood #justgoshoot #BestVacations #worldtravelbook #topukphoto #travellingtheworld #travellingthroughtheworld #theprettycities #guardiancities #lonelyplanet
SO! Kilt OR Suit? 🏴 . No my real Q. Is this - What GLOBAL recognition and accolade have both my home city Dundee AND the Faroe Islands jointly picked up this month I ask you? 🏴🇫🇴 Photo credit @dherlin20 . Give up?! Well they are BOTH listed in a Top 10 "hot destinations" in 2018 by no less than The Wall Street Journal. *Read the full list at the link in my bio . The newspaper called Dundee "Scotland's coolest city" in its list of recommended places to visit in 2018. . So my challenge to you friends, is will you look beyond Edinburgh for your Scottish visit in 2018! If it’s ANY enticement I’d be VERY glad to show around my bonnie wee city. Very proud of Dundee! . My travel bag is packed and ready! What destinations are you looking to go to in 2018? I’m headed all over Scotland. Let’s Go!!!
Faroes, I'm in Love 🇫🇴 . I’d marvelled at this location in photos, it somehow looked unreal it was so beautiful. Tonight I got to see it for myself for the first time and it went beyond expectations. I was is in a group with award winning photographer @shahbazmajeed who recently flew the short 1 hour flight north to this group of islands owned by Denmark situated midway between Scotland and Iceland. The little village you see sits perched high on the hillside surrounded by the most dramatic hills and cliffs. We travelled through a 3 km long single track tunnel (regular passing places) only recent years cut through the mountain to then come out into the bright blue light and this stunning setting. Och stunning is a hopelessly inadequate word but it will have to do! The next 3 days are going to be incredible . #artofvisuals #lens #lensbible #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #faroes #instagramer #instadaily #instagram #faroeislands #roamtheplanet #shotzdelight #faroes17 #mood #moodygrams #livingeurope #epicworldpix #stayandwander #travel #travellingthroughtheworld #visualsoflife #earthoutdoors #faroeislands
Falkland and The Man in Black ◼️ . Falkland is a remarkable historic town cast as Inverness of the 2nd series of Outlander. Do you recognise it? . Q. So DID you know Falkland has a history even more important than Outlander!! Johnny Cash was born in Arkansas and died in Tennessee but held a deep affection for a small village 4000 miles across the Atlantic in Fife. The singer-songwriter behind such hits as I Walk the Line was a regular visitor to Falkland following a chance discovery that his family name was indelibly linked to the rural community and the neighbouring settlement of Strathmiglo. Falkland Palace records show that a William Cash sailed from Scotland to Salem, Massachusetts, with a boatload of pilgrims in 1612. The family’s importance is still evident in and around Falkland with the place names Easter Cash, Cash Feus, Wester Cash and Cash Mills farm. Such was Johnny’s fascination with the land of his forefathers he even arranged to play a special televised concert at Falkland Palace in 1981 . If you are coming to Scotland in 2018 and wish a tour of Outlander locations - get in touch - custom made tours bring planned . Thanks again @kiltsociety - more than a little in love with this muted tartan x Photo thanks @technoalli123
Balmoral Class 🏴🇮🇹 . This hotel @thebalmoral is SUCH an icon of Edinburgh isn't it? Italian film icon Sophia Loren stayed at The Balmoral amongst many other famous guests. But on Thursday 9th November, premium Italian Lager @MenabreaUK will be there hosting their next #MenabreaMaestro class. It’ll be a showcase of passion and craftmanship with a talk from legendary Italian cycling brand Bianchi’s Team Principal David Walters over an ice cold beer and I hope to see you there. To come along to the free event here simply sign up at the link in my bio for the next 48 hours . #Scotland #VisitScotland #VisitBritain #BBCBritain #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #ig_scotland #UK #LoveGreatBritain #capturingbritain #BritainOnTheRoad #lAmATraveler #bestukpics #photosofbritain #outandaboutscotland #britains_talent #scotlandsites #watchthisinstagood #justgoshoot #BestVacations #worldtravelbook #topukphoto #travellingtheworld #travellingthroughtheworld #theprettycities #guardiancities #lonelyplanet
By Gjóv this is SÖ beautiful! . The village of Gjógv 400 years old and is one of the top sightseeing attractions in the Faroe Islands. Gjóv is located on the northeast tip of the island of Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands and 63 km north by road from the capital of Tórshavn where we were based for our 4 days here. The highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, surrounds this delightful little village full of beautifullly painted timber buildings with grass top roofs. This was certainly a hi-light of last months incredible trip to @visitfaroeislands with an incredible team of friends #Faroes17 Direct affordable flights on @atlanticairways from @edinburghairport What’s keeping you!?! . Photo credit @kristyashton #earthfocus #earthoutdoors
The Road Less Travelled ╳ . TAG someone you’d like to head off on an adventure with in 2018! ✈️🚂🚌 . Sometimes you travel all over the country and at the end of the day find the most remarkable beauty to be found close to home! 🏠 Took this shot out in the field at the back of our house. The lane is used by tractors heading for the farm a mile down the lane. The sky delighted for around 30 minutes and I was very blessed to get this photograph moments before the sun disappeared below the horizon. Hope some of you like too . #Scotland #VisitScotland #VisitBritain #BBCBritain #BBCTravel #GuardianTravelSnaps #UK #LoveGreatBritain #capturingbritain #BritainOnTheRoad #GetOutside #bestukpics #photosofbritain #outandaboutscotland #scotlandsites #watchthisinstagood #justgoshoot #peoplescreatives #sunrise_and_sunsets #BestVacations #worldtravelbook #topukphoto #travellingtheworld #travellingthroughtheworld #lonelyplanet #unlimitedsunset #sunset #sunset_pics #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #watchthisinstagood
Autumn Gold 🍂 . There’s nowhere like Perthshire in autumn. October has probably now become my favourite month. Yours? Even still it’s been so mild in Scotland I think the first cold snap will bring out these colours a level yet more! Thanks to the lovely Hoy family who helped me with the holding of the red brolly I’d bought earlier in Dundee that morning when the rain was hammering down. Made for a nice pop of colour i thought. Hope you have a great week everybody- anything exciting happening?! ❤️
The "Fantastically Gothic” @mcmanusdundee in Scotland’s ‘Coolest Small City’ (GQ Magazine 2015) . Celebrating 150 years at 2017 and looking good! Always a feeling of pride showing off McManus Galleries to a visitor to the city. The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee and with 8 galleries to explore, there is a wealth of information to discover in exhibitions of art, history and the environment. McManus has been voted the city's favourite building. A title to be soon challenged by @vadundee soon perhaps? Edinburgh and Glasgow have their magnificent buildings but this one is up with the best of them I think! It used to be called the Albert Institute though I forget why the transition to McManus. That’s a very large statue of Queen Victoria bottom right of picture . Did you know Dundee is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design? The city is also bidding to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 @dundee2023 #dundee2023 . Question: What one building do you love most in all of Scotland?
Fabulous Faroes 🇫🇴 . The light that momentarily fell on this collection of beautiful gourds was simply breathtaking before it was gone and the storm clouds rolled in 🌬💨 that road looks a bit hairy doesn’t it?! 😲😜