Category: Scotland

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In Pictures: Edinburgh’s Old Bookshops

Edinburgh has produced and inspired some of the UK’s best-known writers. Trade at cafes such as The Elephant House went through the roof when people found out J K Rowling sat at its tables to write the first Harry Potter novel. Fans pay…


Is Glasgow as rough as they say?

On my last day in Glasgow I saw a man steal a pair of second-hand shoes. This shady act fitted perfectly with the image people had painted of the city. The siren I heard from my friend’s apartment was apparently the perfect soundtrack to this rough, dirty and dangerous place. But does Glasgow deserve all the trash talk? I didn’t think so.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival with no pineapple

If the title of this post is lost on you I can only assume you have not experienced one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Black Books. It’s a BBC show that was screened in Australia on the ABC and…


Hello my name is Megan and I’m a bibliophile

BIB • LI • O • PHILE (noun): A person who collects or has a great love of books. The above is a relatively new term for me, but it has become apparent that a predisposition to sunburn and  a quick wit are not…