Neolithic Orkney Mainland

I always wonder about the pre-Roman peoples of Western Europe. Looking through the lens of a…

Overview of the Orkney Islands

I’d been eyeing up Orkney for some time, especially after I visited the Outer Hebrides back…

I Was Born In Year Zero: The Killing Fields

I was born in Year Zero. To be absolutely precise, I was born a few months…

Podcast #040: First Time Travels

Welcome to Episode 40 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. Do You Remember…

Oban and Kintyre

Oban is deceiving. When you look on a map, it seems to be a large town…

Podcast #034: British Seaside Resorts

Welcome to Episode 34 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This episode is…

Rottnest Island Day Trip

On my first visit to Western Australia, I took a day trip from Fremantle to Rottnest…

Podcast #029: West Yorkshire and Ripon

Welcome to Episode 29 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. It’s been a…

Podcast #028: When Protests Work

Welcome to Episode 28 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. I hope if…

Why you should visit St Kilda

St Kilda, as far as we know, never existed. The name is likely to have come…

History in the Outer Hebrides

As you may know, the Outer Hebrides have been inhabited for several thousand years. My limited…

Podcast #026: Apartheid

Welcome to Episode 26 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This week’s podcast…