Scotland might be my home country but I’m ashamed to admit that, at 27, there is still so much I haven’t seen. When I started travelling last year, I promised myself that every time I came back to Scotland, I would try and fit in as much as possible – to travel in my own country as I would if I were abroad. I’ve been back from Sardinia for just over a month and, despite the typically non-summery Scottish weather, I’ve managed to fit in a lot of backyard travelling…including a day exploring the beautiful Ben A’an.
When getting lost looks like this, involves stumbling upon a Scottish legend’s grave and a sipping a cold pint at Monachyle MHOR, it’s really not so bad! One of the things I wanted to do this year was explore more of Scotland, especially all of the amazing places that are literally on my doorstep. Continue reading
Stirling isn’t short on great places to get breakfast, but it is short on places that serve them all day. After trying to make it in time for the (very good) breakfast menu at The Filling Station in Stirling, and missing it by 15 minutes, a friend and I spent a hungry half an hour wandering around the city looking for anywhere that would give us some form of brunch food at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon. Luckily, although probably not for my waistline, we stumbled upon The Fat Cyclist Cafe, which has since become my new favourite place – for breakfast, coffee and pretty much everything else. Continue reading
Stirling is a University City, which means students, and lots of them. They’ve brought with them the need for copious amounts of coffee and free WiFi, and the city has obliged. Here are a few tried and tested places to plug in with great, cheap drinks and free internet access. Continue reading