Flying back in time – the National Museum of Flight


This weekend I was looking around at things to do and discovered there was a “Wartime Experience” day at Scotland’s National Museum of Flight at East Fortune – about 20 miles from Edinburgh.  This day was part of the UK’s 70th celebrations for VE day – Victory Europe, celebrating the end of WW2. Combined with the museum’s main attraction, the “Concorde Experience”,  I drove out the A1 to East Lothian to see some magnificent men and lots of flying machines.  Continue reading

Exploring Scotland – 10 organisations to know about

Edinburgh: The Scott Monument and Princes Street gardens on a warm sunny day

I have been back in Edinburgh for a few months and with the longer warmer days now (almost) here, it is time to get out of the city and explore Scotland.  I plan to re-visit all the wonderful places I grew up with, and enjoyed when living in Scotland before my expat days.  To aid me with my journey of re-discovery, I have turned to a number of well-known organisations that manages and promotes some of Scotland’s most famous natural history, its beautiful wild landscapes, the many places of special interest and the our amazing historic sites.  Continue reading