A walk of discovery in my own backyard

A walk of discovery in my own backyard

Earlier this year I went for a walk along a local stretch of the Fife coast, starting at the famous St Monans salt works and ending at Pittenweem. This must be one of the busiest sections of the Fife Coastal Path, and there are numerous recorded coastal heritage sites...
Handsel Monday and the Wemyss Caves

Handsel Monday and the Wemyss Caves

Today is Handsel Monday! Handsel Monday was once the main and sometimes only holiday of the year in lowland Scotland when rural workers got a day off and received small gifts or handsels from their employers. Falling on the first Monday of the New Year ‘Old Style’,...
The curious Fauna, Kirkcudbright Bay

The curious Fauna, Kirkcudbright Bay

Why on earth would you cut hundreds of small circular holes into the hull of your boat? Only to painstakingly plug them all again? That was a question we pondered in 2015 when we first visited Gibbhill in Kirkcudbright Bay and saw this old wooden trawler resting on...
From Scotland to Tanzania

From Scotland to Tanzania

Tropical temperatures, mangroves and coral reefs: at first glance, it might be hard to see similarities between the shores of Scotland and the Indian Ocean coastline. However, our recent trip to the island of Kilwa Kisiwani, on Tanzania’s southeast coast with a team...

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