Category: UK

Highland hospitality

 Huntly is a small town (population 4,000) in the North East of Scotland, not forty miles from Aberdeen. Despite growing up in this part of the world, I had never properly visited Huntly. Neither did I know that the town is the home of Dean’s Shortbread– not as famous as Walkers, but probably better. With

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Look both ways XVII- Reflections on Putney Bridge

Putney Bridge in south west London is best known as the starting point for tha annual Oxford versus Cambridge University Boat Race. The original bridge was opened in 1729 and was only the second crossing of the Thames (after London Bridge). The idea for the bridge allegedly arose after the Fulham ferryman was too drunk to

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Look both ways XVI- Edinburgh

Standing on Edinburgh’s Castle Street, one way the magnificent castle hewed from primal volcanic rock, forged by centuries of history and struggle, but now bathed in rare soft evening sunshine. The other way, the elegant  grid of the New Town (only 250 years old) looking down to the Firth of Forth and beyond, the ancient

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