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    Living in Scotland – The Complete Guide

    I have been living in Scotland my whole life. Twenty-two years to be exact – and who better to share the Scottish culture than a Scot herself. If you’re thinking about moving to Scotland or even just a quick pit stop, this is the guide for you. What’s included in the guide? Daily Life in Scotland Exploring your backyard Transport The Weather Cost of Living Drink Culture The Food Glasgow vs Edinburgh Signal Free Healthcare Daily Life in Scotland I currently live in Carstairs Junction which is a small town outside Lanark. To put it more to scale, it’s around a forty-minute drive to Glasgow and a fifty-minute drive to…

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    Things to do in Oban |The Comprehensive Guide

    If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday destination in Scotland, Oban is the place for you. This is a great escape from the busy life of the city. Just time to sit back and relax. Oban is filled with indoor and outdoor activities along with some amazing places to eat and it’s surprisingly affordable. The perks of living in Scotland is having these breathtaking destinations on my doorstep. I’ve created the only comprehensive guide that you’ll need for things to do in Oban. Travel I found Oban very accessible, and I didn’t struggle making travel arrangements from Glasgow. Getting to Oban If you’re driving, the views are amazing! If you’re…

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    Alton Towers Trip

    Our trip to Alton Towers | Graeme’s 13th Birthday treat  Now that restrictions have settled down, we decided to plan a trip to Alton Towers for Graeme’s 13th birthday. I’ve not been to Alton Towers in years and thought I was due a visit as there were multiple new rollercoasters. As we live in Scotland, you can imagine it wasn’t going to be a ten-minute drive to get there. We decided to book a hotel and stay the night to break up the drive. I’ve documented the hotel, food, travel, and of course Alton Towers.  Travel  We decided the best way to travel down would be to drive. I think…

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    What to do at Ayr Beach

     A day at Ayr beach – What there is to do (child edition)  Sometimes I forget Ayr beach is only an hour from my house, but it feels like a thousand miles away when I’m there. Surprisingly, Scotland got some lovely weather, so Lyle and I decided to make the most of it and take my younger sisters to the beach. I thought I would document the best places to visit, eat and play with younger children (between the ages of 4-7)  If you are worried about social distancing with children, I would not recommend going here. It’s very busy.  The travel  Lyle decided to drive through with the girls and it…

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    What to do in Edinburgh

    A weekend in (Haymarket) Edinburgh | The complete guide for what to do in Edinburgh!  I have to be honest usually I am a Glasgow kind of gal myself but as it was a special occasion. So, I decided to arrange an overnight in Edinburgh for my mum’s 40th birthday. I thought I would review everything from the travel to the hotel to the food and of course pricing! I planned the full thing myself with a group of 8 people, which isn’t easy! But it was a successful overnight I would say.  We got the 16:22 train from Carstairs straight to Haymarket which was great. I love how accessible Edinburgh is…