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Touring Scotland: 5 Sights to Add to Your Next Visit

1. The Royal Yacht Britannia Spend a few hours or a full day touring Her Majesty’s Royal Britannia in Edinburgh. Built in 1953, this opulent vessel was the official touring ship of Queen Elizabeth II and her family. Guests may explore the grand quarters on the ship, take time out for refreshments in the Royal … Continue reading

The Day When Two Become One

I was married on July 3rd, 2008 in Everett, Washington. My mother and father were married in Edinburgh on October 16th, 1977. Her mother and father on Dec. 18th, 1929 in Edinburgh. Her grandparents on April 27th, 1904 in Leith. Her great-grandparents on Dec. 7th, 1880 in Aberdeen and her great-great-grandparents on April 30th, 1853 … Continue reading

Isle of Skye, St. Andrew’s, & Reuniting with Family

Two weeks is not long enough to see Scotland. My wife and I knew this going into our trip, although it didn’t stop us from packing every day with as much as possible. The last few days of our week-long road trek around Scotland was no different. From the beauty of central Scotland’s west coast, … Continue reading

Scotland’s National Poet: Robert Burns

Edina! Scotia’s darling seat! All hail┬áthy palaces and tow’rs; Where once, beneath a Monarch’s feet, Sat Legislation’s sovereign pow’rs: From marking wildly-scatt’red flow’rs, As on the banks of Ayr I stray’d, And singing, lone, the ling’ring hours, I shelter in thy honour’d shade. – Robert Burns, “Address to Edinburgh” As an immigrant myself, I know … Continue reading

Part Native, Part Foreigner: Rediscovering Edinburgh

My city of Edinburgh has changed in many ways in a decade. Buildings have been updated, removed, or added, both in the city centre and in Moredun and Gilmerton, the neighborhoods in which I grew up. Almost everywhere I turn, a memory pops up as a new one is made. Walking around my old neighborhood … Continue reading

Homecoming Scotland 2010: A Journey Ten Years in the Making

As producer of SimplyScottish.com and the new Simply Scottish Blog, I will launch the blog with coverage of my 2010 trip to Scotland. Born in Edinburgh in 1978, I left Scotland with my parents and sister in 1990, living in Texas for 11 years before moving to Seattle. I haven’t lived in Scotland in 20 … Continue reading