Waiting patiently for Lockdown to end

There’s no rush.

There’s no rush to open the doors again until things are safe and our neighbours, local community and guests are not put at risk.

And when we do open out doors again…

There’s still… No rush…

Fluffy Towels waiting patiently

New Upgraded heating system!

This was No. 1 on our list of enhancements for 2020. The old storage heaters heated up overnight and released heat during the day – when guests would not be there – and were often times cold by evening when our guests would actually be in the cottage. Our new heaters cut our consumption by 60%.. Deliver heat when it is required – not in the mornings & all gone by evening… are much more effective at heating the cottage and can be controlled remotely off peak or when unoccupied! Reduce our carbon footprint too. Big investment for us but worth it in the long term!
Here’s to cosy snug guests & a slightly greener footprint!

Remote access via smartphone

Edinburgh: National Portrait Gallery

Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood and the Scott Monument take the limelight, but this is probably the nicest building in Edinburgh, just 5 minutes stroll from the main thoroughfare of Princes Street, it is a beautiful building inside and out and well worth a visit.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

We took the kids in to see the Tattoo last Wednesday night. We had been a couple of times in the past but neither of them had been before. It was a brilliant spectacle! As far as content goes, probably the best one we have seen so far. The theme was “Kaleidoscope” – as the kaleidoscope was a Scottish invention (and we knew that already from our visit to the V&A Museum in Dundee!).

The different colours were pegged against different musical themes, with military bands, dancers and drill teams performing to them, with lights and projections onto the Castle as a backdrop.

Tickets go on sale early in the year and are generally quite easy to get. We had seats at the lower end of the scale and as you will see from the pictures, they were still really good.

Cycling: Women’s Tour of Scotland

Less than 3 weeks until the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland !
Very exciting development to see a permanent UCI event being established that will bring the best of women’s cycling to Scotland. Stage 1 commences in Dundee on Fri 9th and tackles some of the hills behind the cottage en route to Dunfermline. Brilliant opportunity to see top rated cyclists!