Posts tagged "Scotland"
Petticoat shortbread and oatcakes

Petticoat shortbread and oatcakes

Crossing the Forth Road Bridge over the Firth of Forth and arriving into Fife, is an 18th century mansion where Jenny Thomson lives with her family and holds cooking classes. Jenny ran her own restaurant for 15 years using fresh and seasonal ingredients and after selling her restaurant, began teaching classes in her home. Jenny...
Feeling royal in the surroundings

Feeling royal in the surroundings

Prestonfield House Edinburgh, has changed from being a monastery hundreds of years ago to a 5 star hotel where Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery and Elton John have dined. It’s a house full of old character and quite proper surroundings. Each night is the very entertaining Taste of Scotland Scottish Show with a fabulous dinner...
Hamburger rather than haggis

Hamburger rather than haggis

Darn, Permanently closed The Purple Turtle,Invergordon, serves a very filling burger made with fine Scottish Dornoch beef with homemade fries and onion rings. Michael cooked my  burger lunch for me which sounded more appealing than Cockburn’s haggis, homemade mash and buttery neeps! Free wi-fi too. #thepurpleturtle
Stonehenge of Scotland

Stonehenge of Scotland

Isle of Lewis, Scotland, where the Callanish standing stones have been erect for 4,500 years. There are many unconfirmed theories about the origin of the stones and it’s surmised the circular shape mark the lunar stages. One stone may even have a face on it. It’s cold and windy on this moor and it’s the...
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, Scotland, where the MacLeod Clan ruled for 800 years and has been memorialized with a Scotch whisky in their mighty name. Their Dunvegan Castle and Gardens had moats and bridges and brings to mind knights in shining armor. Remains of the MacLeod cemetery are evident while traveling north through Loch Bracadale, Glen...
Under my wing in Glasgow

Under my wing in Glasgow

We docked in Greenock, Scotland and I took the train to Glasgow to meet special friend Sheila O’Connor. Sheila used to live in Calif and took me under her wing as a new travel writer and then moved back home to Glasgow. We got caught up over breakfast at The Counting House, an old bank....
MLiss Travels

MLiss Travels