The Hermitage & Ossian’s Hall

Just off the A9 near Dunkeld, lies a woodland walk with a surprising beauty spot. On the last weekend in August we decided to venture out to The Hermitage, a National Trust For Scotland protected site which is free to visit (a parking charge applies for non-members). Dunkeld is a gateway to the A9 and…

Axe hurling hits the target in Dundee

A new axe hurling facility has opened in Dundee. Unsure what to do for our third wedding anniversary I hit the bullseye when I noticed an offer for axe hurling. Knowing that my husband would love it (and I would too) I booked us in and kept it as a surprise. We arrived 5 minutes…

New Hope For Torry Battery

Torry Battery is soon to have a new lease of life thanks to Greyhope Bay. Built in the mid 1800s as an artillery battery, it continued to protect the city during both World Wars. Afterwards it served as temporary accommodation during post-war housing shortages until the last residents left in the 1950s, when the site…

Highland Safaris Red Deer Centre

The weather hasn’t been great here lately, so when we woke up to a sunny Sunday we knew we had to take advantage of it. I remembered that I had received an email from Itison with an offer for the Red Deer Centre in Aberfeldy, so I gave them a call and booked a time…

A Long Weekend In Kraków

We took a 3-day child-free trip to Krakow to celebrate my 40th birthday, visiting Auschwitz, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Market Square.

Our First Adventure After Lockdown

Last week we set out on our first holiday since lockdown began here in March. After 17 weeks at home with only our daily exercise to look forward to it was fantastic to escape from our bubble into the big wide world! We visit the Aviemore area every year around this time as we love…

A Family Day Out To Newton Farm

Our last big family day out before lockdown was to Newton Farm, a local working farm which runs a variety of tours as well as offering holiday accommodation. During lockdown they’ve done a brilliant job of sharing updates and tours of the farm through Facebook, and you’ll notice if you watch their videos that Farmer Lou dotes on these animals!

A Family Day Out At Crombie Country Park

Trying not to waste a lovely sunny day off together, we became tourists in our own area and searched out something new to do, somewhere we hadn’t been before.  We moved to Angus over 4 years ago but haven’t fully explored because babies, work, life and all the other excuses! We wanted to find somewhere…

Family Day Out: St Andrews Aquarium

It’s a horribly grey, miserable day here today so, in a bid to do something fun indoors, we headed to St Andrews Aquarium. Granny & Granda were down to visit and there’s a fab Itison family ticket deal just now, which is cheaper than two adult tickets, so off we went! Now fish aren’t really…

The Flower Field, Laurencekirk

Around this part of Scotland you’ll often see “Pick Your Own” signs, and usually they relate to strawberries, raspberries and other soft fruit. But we recently went to visit a new kind of PYO, a beautiful flower field just off the A96 at Laurencekirk. When you drive passed you can’t help but see the massive…