Posts Tagged ‘scotland’

In the Footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots

Happy Museum Monday! Following on from last week’s post about the local history museum in Linlithgow, I wanted to share our visit to Linlithgow Palace during the same trip. Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of several monarchs, most famous of all being Mary Queen of Scots (Oskar, my eldest, recently studied Mary Queen of Scots […] Read more…

Local History at Linlithgow Museum

Happy Museum Monday! We’ve got another Scottish recommendation for you today. Over the October half term break, we had a little mini break in Linlithgow which is just one train stop away from Edinburgh. It’s famous for being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. There’s quite a few things for families to do in […] Read more…

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Happy Museum Monday! A couple of weeks ago I shared our visit to the fantastic Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline, here in Scotland. Well, it’s not the only museum Dunfermline has to offer, as we also popped in to the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which houses a museum about Dunfermline’s rich history. Our […] Read more…

Feel the Earth Move at Dynamic Earth!

Happy Museum Monday! Today we have something a little different for you. A couple weeks ago, we were invited by DRIBBLE to visit and review Dynamic Earth here in Edinburgh. Dynamic Earth is a science centre focussing on Earth science i.e. the processes that have shaped the Earth, such as the Big Bang, plate tectonics […] Read more…

Medieval Fun at Craigmillar Castle

Edinburgh Castle is undoubtedly one of the most famous and recognisable visitor attractions on the city’s skyline, but did you know Edinburgh actually has more than one castle? A couple of weekends ago, we took a trip to visit Craigmillar Castle, a medieval ruin located around three miles south-east of the city centre. I had […] Read more…

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

This past weekend we took a day trip to Dunfermline, across the water from Edinburgh in Fife. The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline has been nominated for this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award, so we thought we’d check it out. I last visited there with kids when my eldest was just 9 months old, […] Read more…

Follow the Money at Museum on the Mound

Happy Museum Monday everyone! I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh, after featuring it in my <24 Hours in Edinburgh> guide last week, so I thought I’d do another dedicated Museum Monday post about it with a more in-depth review. I have to start by saying, that […] Read more…

Travel with Kids: 24 Hours in Edinburgh

My heart belongs to Edinburgh. Everyone who knows me knows it. Three times I have left, and three times I have returned. So when I was invited to go spend a day exploring my beloved city with my kids, and share some of our favourite spots and hidden gems with you, I jumped at the […] Read more…

Our Top 12 Scottish Picture Books

Happy Burns Night! Today’s the day Scotland celebrates its national bard, and to mark the occasion I’ve put together a video with our favourite Scottish picture book recommendations! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. Thanks! List of books: N is for Nessie, by Kate Davies The […] Read more…

Pumpkin Picking at Kilduff Farm

Is it even Autumn if you haven’t visited a pumpkin patch? Actually, we’d only ever been pumpkin picking once before, and that was last year when we had actually gone apple picking only to discover the farm in question also offered pumpkins. We enjoyed it so much, we jumped at the chance when we were […] Read more…

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