Things to do (14)
Things to do is Scotland which are more outdoor related, Angling and Fishing, Cycling, hunting, shooting, hillwalking, skiing, rafting and kayaking. Scotland has many outdoor persuits and for adventurers the Highlands offer the perfect destination.
What is Edinburgh Dungeon?
500 years of Edinburgh's darkest and most gory history, 11 actor led shows and 2 scary rides make the Edinburgh Dungeon an educationally chilling experience and a great day out for the whole family.
“Glamping” otherwise know as luxury camping, is a new phenomenon that combines the luxury of a hotel suite with the great outdoors. Glamorous camping in Scotland is the new rage.
Through the Old Course at St Andrews the world still sees Scotland as where it all began. St Andrews is linked with golf to an early date of 1400AD. In the 19th century golf grew in popularity and is now a way of life for many people.
Interestingly it was banned as a sport in 1457 in Scotland because young men preferred it to archery, and archery was deemed a much more worthwhile pastime. The Royal and ancient club was formed in 1754 and was established to govern rules and regulations of the game.
Now Scotland has over 550 golf courses, supports a thriving golf tourism industry and has a high profile in golf world wide.
It's in the name, the Loony Dook does just what it says on the tin. If you go along to South Queensferry just before lunch on New Year's Day, you'll find a bunch of slightly crazy people parading along the high street in fancy dress behind a bagpiper, then dooking (dipping themselves) into the Firth of Forth. The near freezing waters can provide a powerful jolt to the system after a busy Hogmanay's celebrations.
South Queensferry is just a few miles outside Edinburgh, so there are lot of hungover people nearby wanting to take part. The numbers of spectators are high, and the roads are narrow so it is worth arriving early to get a good spot.
We've taken part in the celebrations over a few years, either jumping into the water or just spectating, and have seen the numbers taking part grow each year. For safety, dookers are now let into the water in small groups, so it can take a quite a while standing on the edge before actually getting wet. The waiting is actually the worst part, by the time you get to the water you'll just want to jump in and get it over.
Once you get out of the water it's important to get warm as soon as possible, so the best plan is to get into the Moorings Pub and have a good warming drink.