Winter light nights in Scotland

When we moved four years ago, it was October. We didn’t get much time to prepare for the long dark nights that were soon to descend upon us. Discovering on a dreich day it can…

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Gin school experience at 1881 Distillery

This summer I have totally embraced water activities. I have been canoeing, SUP’ing, on boat trips and of course developed an obsession for cold water swimming. The health benefits of water are not a new…

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A wee one night stay in Biggar

One of the things we love most about living in Scotland is that you don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re miles away from home. Being near Perth gives us such varied options….

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A Cairngorms gin and swim odyssey

We like the occasional tipple of gin. We enjoy walking and being outdoors. So when we were invited to Daffy’s Gin School to make our own, how could we refuse? The opportunity to explore somewhere…

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Five day itinerary for the Heart 200

One of the main reasons for us moving to Perthshire was it’s central location and the abundance of things to do without having to travel too far from home. Plenty of woodland walks with view…

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Cold water swimming kit list

At the end of June I took my first tentative steps into a loch in Perthshire for a swim. After spending forty minutes in the water with a group of like minded women I decided…

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A day of two halves in Perthshire

It’s no secret that the Dude and I moved to Scotland for a change of lifestyle. We wanted to explore new places, enjoy walks along the coast, buy bicycles and just generally slow life down….

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Five reasons I enjoy wild swimming

Twelve months ago I was introduced to someone online after posting about the idea of me getting in the water (around the time we had all that glorious weather). There were a few emails back…

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