It’s currently the 7th November and I can’t quite believe I’m writing a guide to Edinburgh’s Christmas. How we are in the eleventh month of the year is a complete mystery and the thought of Christmas shopping season being upon us so soon is both exciting and mind blowing. This aside, Christmas in Edinburgh is really quite magical and one of my favourite times of the year. If you’re planning a winter break, then Edinburgh is a great choice and will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit.
Dundee is a coastal city, situated on the Firth of Tay estuary in the eastern part of Scotland. It’s (supposedly) the sunniest city in Scotland and is known for the three J’s which are jute, jam and journalism. I also know it for it’s Dundee Cake (thanks Mum) which has a rich, fruity flavour. It’s a city with a troubled past but is very much up and coming and a place that I’m growing quite fond of.
Last month, I went to my first ever insta-meet, organised by the lovely itsalexhamilton (check out his Instagram account, which features gorgeous street photography). After meeting outside one of the cities dreamiest coffee shop, The Milkman, we headed around the Old Town to take some snaps of the city.
The Isle of Arran in Scotland, is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and is often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’. From rock-scattered beaches, scenic coastal roads, picturesque woodland paths and gorgeous rural landscapes, this Isle is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Iona is a small island off the southwest coast of Mull, Scotland. It’s home to around 120 permanent residents and is perhaps best known for its Abbey. The white sands, well-kept beaches and natural beauty, makes Iona a popular spot for visitors from around Scotland and beyond.
Staffa, which comes from the Old Norse for stave or pillar island, is an island in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. It’s a small, uninhabited island, home to a colony of puffins and famous for its unique basalt columns and Fingals Cave. It can sometimes be quite difficult to land on the island due to the swell but luckily we picked a great day for an exploration to this gorgeous island!
Tobermory is a colourful harbour town on the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is located on the east coast of Mishnish, in the most northerly part of the island. Famously the inspiration behind the popular children’s program Balamory, this gorgeous little town is full of quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. You could easily spend a day exploring this absolute treasure of a place.