Edinburgh boasts to be among Europe’s most beautiful cities. It grasps the enchanting rocky panorama typical for Scotland, and tightly entwines it with the buildings and ancient monuments that can be found there, creating a successful and sophisticated mix of traditional and contemporary. This can be seen clearly in two of the city’s most famous names. Owing to the presence of neo-classical architecture, Edinburgh was known as ‘the Athens of the North’, well seen within its historic landmarks and abundant national heritage. On the other hand, Edinburgh is also regarded as ‘Auld Reekie’ (Scots for Old Smoky) , which would likely point people to the large quantity of pubs and bistros, and the constant nightlife and late-night parties, and also the soccer.
When I first became a wedding photographer in Edinburgh I was surprised at the number of people who did not live in Scotland that wanted to get married here. From people who moved away as children to those who simply fell in love with the country or city it was apparent that a large number of people who did not live here wanted to get married in Edinburgh.
This ranged from people just over the border in England to a couple who came from Australia that organised their whole wedding online and only arrived in Edinburgh a week before their wedding! (more…)
We sometimes forget how beautiful Scotland might be. One look on those beautiful landscapes, amazing castles and clear water and there is no doubt that Scotland is the most mystic and amazing place in the world. Look how amazing it is!
The Scots are a widely-travelled race and wherever you go in the world, you always meet someone who either married or is related to a Scot in some way.
It may be your parents, grandparents or ancestors were Scots and you would like to bring a little bit of your Scottish heritage into your wedding. Well, here are some top tips to add a little bit of Scottish magic to your special day.
Hire a Piper
The quickest and easiest way to add a touch of Scotland to your wedding is to hire a Piper in full Highland dress. This will add the authentic sight and sound of Scotland right from the beginning.
The typical duties for a Piper at a wedding in Scotland are:
Playing before the ceremony when the guests are arriving at the Church or venue. (more…)
Scotland is full of great places to visit, from Edinburgh Castle to the ski resorts of the Highlands. Whether travelers are looking for peace and quiet or a hustling and bustling city, the country has something for everyone.
Backpackers in Scotland seeking a taste of the great outdoors will find the country is home to some of the best walking and hiking trails in the UK. The Dalbeattie to Colvend Trail is particularly popular for a hiking break. The three-hour walk runs through the Dalbeattie Forest, which is home to a large population of Red Squirrels. (more…)