Category Archives: Scotland

Annandale Distillery…………..Scottish whisky (just!)

On my recent visit to the Lake District it was suggested that I make a foray across the border to visit the Annandale Distillery (given my interest in whisky) which is the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland. It is … Continue reading

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Glasgow taxi drivers and a caring society…………………

  For the best part of last week I was in Glasgow staying with friends and making the most of my time in the city. I had stopped off at Lake Ulleswater in Cumbria on my way up to Scotland … Continue reading

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Charles Kennedy, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, passed away at his home in Scotland on Monday night at the age of 55.

It was announced this morning that Charles Kennedy, former MP and leader of the Liberal Democrats party had died at the age of 55. His alcoholism is well documented and in recent years he had become a shadow of his … Continue reading

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A Stop Off in the Lake District

On my recent trip from West Yorkshire to Glasgow I took the opportunity to stop off en route in the northern part of the Lake District at Ullswater Lake. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence……………..who gets to vote?

It would seem that Alex Salmond  has designated that all living things are allowed to vote on Scottish independence. As I meandered slowly along the River Kelvin taking photographs I came across the above tree with a “Yes” sticker attached … Continue reading

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Glasgow Visit for Foodies…………..continued

As a lover of good food and wine I usually take every opportunity to explore “delis” and wine shops whenever I visit a city or town. So on my recent trip to Glasgow I was taken to a cheese shop … Continue reading

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Eat your Heart out Johnny Hodges……………………..

Wandering up Buchanan Street in Glasgow the other day I was greeted along the way by several buskers, usually guitar in hand and singing everything from Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” (which should be forbidden as the only two versions that have … Continue reading

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The Botanical Garden – Glasgow

Less than ten minutes from the centre of Glasgow (in the West End area) lies an oasis of tranquility and beautiful scenery, the Botanical gardens. At any time of the year there are pleasant riverside walks, peaceful woodland copses and … Continue reading

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To the Frozen North (well, Scotland that is!) and adventurous children!

I recently travelled up to Scotland to see some friends in Glasgow but decided to stop off en route to explore the countryside and stay overnight in a small B&B. My journey took in the Lake District (but more about … Continue reading

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Autumn Shades…………….

In the last couple of months my travels have taken me from West Yorkshire to Vilnius in Lithuania and more recently up to Glasgow in Scotland. What has been noticeable on my travels is how long the autumn has been … Continue reading

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