Hiking adventures #2 The Merrick

27 August 2021

Conquer southwest Scotland’s highest peak – the Merrick! It’s a day trip from Wigtown and if you choose only one hill walk or hike during your stay it should be this one. At 843m high, The Merrick is the highest peak in these parts and known as a Corbett in hill height classification. Family activity…

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staycation Scotland

Can I staycation in Scotland?

3 August 2021

Yes, you can! This has definitely been the year of staycations, but it’s still been a bit confusing with travellers from some parts of England being prevented from coming to Scotland earlier in the summer. Thankfully that is no longer the case. Since 19 July, you can stay overnight in Scotland from England, Wales, Northern…

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spot golden plover Wigtown Scotland

Bird watching heaven

1 August 2021

It may only be the start of August, but I know that the cooler autumnal weather will be on its way soon and personally it’s my favourite season of the year. The cool, crisp fresh mornings are my favourite time and it is an excellent time of year to visit, especially for those wishing to…

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Level 0 at last! But masks still required!

13 July 2021

Nicola Sturgeon has made the latest statement on Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland. The whole of Scotland will move to Level 0 on 19th July but the wearing of masks will still be required as will social distancing in some settings. Hospitality venues will be required to shut at midnight. The Scottish Government hopes to move…

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