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May 2015

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Edinburgh Posted on the

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Edinburgh

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of one of Scotland’s most respected and well-known authors, though his most famous creation is more closely associated with English Capital city, London. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who possibly created the finest detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes, was born and raised in Edinburgh and his mark is still felt in the city. Edinburgh and the people

Timberbush Tours at the Big Beach Clean-Up Posted on the

Timberbush Tours at the Big Beach Clean-Up

Did you know Scotland has over 10% of Europe’s total coastline?

With over 790 islands, Scotland is home to all kinds of marine wildlife; bottlenose dolphins, 82 species of whale, and even 43% of all the breeding seabirds in Europe!

However our beautiful Scottish coastlines are causing chaos; marine creatures are becoming entangled in discarded fishing nets or accidentally

11 things to do in Scotland Posted on the

11 things to do in Scotland

Not sure what to do on your visit to Scotland? Our guest blogger Ian Simm, from Palmerston House Educational Services, is here to lend a hand!

Itinerary of the Top 11 things to do in Scotland

Having read a number of ‘Top ten things to do in Scotland’ lists recently, we decided to put together a list of our own.

Just to be

St Andrews tour: The man, the town, the tour! Posted on the

St Andrews tour: The man, the town, the tour!

Saint Andrew, or Andrew the Apostle to some, the Patron Saint of Scotland, crucified on the X-shaped cross or saltire in the 1st century AD. This image would later be encapsulated into the Scottish Flag, something that Scots take great pride in brandishing.

The reason I bring this up is that according to legend St Regulus, a Greek Monk residing in the city of Patras in