Edinburgh became the nation’s lead city in 1437 but it wasn’t the first capital of Scotland. The Scottish Parliament resides in Edinburgh. Where is Scotland? Scotland is one of the countries forming the United Kingdom. Scotland initially existed as a sovereign state before coming to an agreement to join other nations in forming the United Kingdom. The country played a major role in the First World War facilitating the British militia with the necessary resources required during the war. Education has become a major distinguishing characteristic for the Scottish nation as they embrace a practice different from the rest of the United Kingdom. The country capital has been based in the city of Edinburgh since the early 15th century. The country’s legislative house is located right in the city. Edinburgh is the second most populated in the country. The capital is always a centre of attention as it hosts several activities which are of national interests. The majority of institutions are based here in the capital with the most significant ones being the country’s national museum, country’s national library and the country’s national art gallery. The old town of Edinburgh is documented by the UNESCO as a world heritage […]
It’s tragically true, but in a few days’ time the nights start to draw in as we begin the inevitable decline to midwinter. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the best of the Summer is still to come, but right now we are blessed with the very late sunsets and early sunrises given to us by our northern latitude. On a good, clear night even at one o’clock in the morning there is still a sliver of light across the northern horizon, and if you get depressed by the seemingly perpetual darkness of an Edinburgh winter, now is the time to compensate with over 17 hours of daylight per day. The 2018 solstice is at precisely 11:07 on 21 June, and the Summer solstice sunrise is that morning at 04.28 which this year is a Thursday, so not the best day of the week to stay up all night. But the night before, sunset is at 22.56 and twilight lasts another hour until just after 23.00. Although not 100% dark if there is no cloud, it’s pretty much properly daylight again by 3.30 am, a full hour before sunrise. If you want to stay up and watch the […]
Edinburgh, or ‘Auld Reekie, as it is affectionately known, is the truly stunning capital of Scotland full day tours takes in some of its iconic places, including Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Calton Hill, the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby and Edinburgh Castle. Always supremely popular as a tourism hotpots it is bursting with photogenic locations. It’s incredibly easy to sneak off the beaten track though and its legendarily spooky back alleys hold all sorts of opportunities for your camera. The perfect contrast to Edinburgh tours, this one’s always popular. Edinburgh Photo Tours Duration: 6 hrs approx Price: £79 per person You can purchase this tour via the PayPal link below but please contact me beforehand to discuss your individual requirements. Browse full day guided Edinburgh Tours of its iconic places including Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Calton Hill, Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.
A small country which has given the world so much. A human history dating back some 15.000 years; some of the greatest thinkers and inventors ever to walk the earth; and some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world! Edinburgh Photo Walk Tour Offer a wide range of Photography Tours, Workshops and Courses for those who wish to capture a flavour of Edinburgh’s breathtaking landscapes and learn a little of its turbulent history. Run by local photographer Rory McClvr, our tours are all about sharing our passion for our beautiful country and helping our clients get the most from each of our wonderful regions. They’re offer a range of Guided Tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Scottish Highlands and Islands. Edinburgh tours are flexible to accommodate photographers of all abilities. They deliver fantastic locations – both iconic and hidden – which will thrill the experienced photographer and beginner alike. For those less experienced, offering guidance, advice and support to help you to get the very best from the early days with your camera. Whatever your knowledge, whatever your camera, contact Edinburgh Photo Walk Tour to discuss your requirements. Gift vouchers are also available – the perfect present for the […]
Located in the south-east of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat has been a favourite hike for many tourists and locals equally, in most types of weather. The extinct volcano, located in the bottom of the Royal Mile, is difficult to overlook and offers impressive panoramic viewpoints of the town. But outside of that, the rock has highlighted prominently at the civilisation of that which creates the funding weird and beautiful and comes with a bunch of its very own fascinating facts. 1. Mini coffins were found in the steep rock face In Arthur’s Seat had been one of the strangest moment in History, at 1836 seventeen miniature coffins have been recovered from the cliff side. All of them had different outfits and so were buried in 3 layers; the first two with eight coffins as well as the third having one. Charles Fort maintained in his “Novel of the Dammed” the coffins had been buried at separate times. “In the very First-tier the coffins were quite decayed, and that the wrappings had mouldered away. In the next grade, the effects of the era hadn’t progressed thus significantly. The very best coffin was recent” The Main Reason behind the coffins being there is […]
Planning a successful event is no walk in the park. You need to cover lots of details when it comes to events, and where event marketing is a concern, the best way to do that is to be over-prepared. That said, it is easy to make mistakes when planning or hosting an event. Here are the ones to look out for: 1. GOING IN BLIND Set proper expectations for the event, including staff training, marketing collaterals, and doing your research on the exhibitors prior to arriving. Details matter. Events are a big investment, so make sure that everyone is on top of their game and you know all of the detail prior to the actual event. Have a contingency backup plan decide who can make what kinds of decisions on the fly and make sure everyone knows the backup plan as well. 2. NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH STAFF YOU NEED Ever attended a trade show where you feel like the staff outnumbers the attendees? Nothing looks worse than having booth staff standing around and doing nothing. Not only does it decrease your productivity, it also cuts down on the amount of real estate you have to hold a conversation with […]