Category Scotland

Friday Photo – The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Unfortunate news this week of a bad fire in the iconic cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling penned parts of her Harry Potter books. Hopefully it can be restored to its glory quickly.

Loch Lomond at Balloch, Scotland

Euro 2020 Match Day 12 – Scotland v Croatia

Scotland have home advantage as the game takes place at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Both teams can qualify so the atmosphere should be charged. Scotland Two years ago we visited Glasgow for a friend’s special birthday. We did the tourist stuff – Kelvingrove Gallery, Mackintosh Tearooms etc., but also took a train out of the […]

The Royal Crescent, Bath, UK

Euro 2020 Match Day 8 – England v Scotland

So, we come to the Battle of Britain! It’s at Wembley in London but home advantage will probably not count for that much with the number of vociferous Scots that will be in attendance. Time is short for me so just a couple of pictures this time. England Scotland Score prediction – England 2 Scotland […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 4 – Scotland v Czech Republic

The first game of the day sees the last of the British qualifiers making their finals bow. It takes place at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Scotland Britain’s highest mountain is Ben Nevis in Scotland, at 1,345 metres above sea level. I climbed it (no crampons required) in 2011 and in so doing completed the U.K.’s ‘3 […]

Friday Photo – Hogmanay, Edinburgh 2017

There are a number of annual events that you should try to experience at least once. The Rio Carnival, a cricket test match in Melbourne, the Monaco Grand Prix or St Patrick’s Day in Dublin perhaps. One such event is seeing in the new year (Hogmanay as it is known up there) in the Scottish […]

View down the Royal Mile to the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – E for Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful compact city with loads to do. There are many highlights of the Scottish capital which are very well known. Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s Edinburgh residence), the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Mile and the many museums and galleries are all great, even though I could personally do without the bagpipers […]

Edinburgh Fringe Visit 2019

So my third successive stint at the Fringe has come to an end and as ever I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. This time it was for just two days, but I was very well entertained for the duration. First up on the culture trip was a chap called John Osbourne over at the Voodoo Rooms […]

Isle of Barra, Scotland

Monday Morning Blues #24 – Isle of Barra, Scotland

Every Monday I post a photo featuring the colour blue aimed at beating the Monday morning blues. I am joined by some of my friends on Twitter and it would be great if you joined in too. Just search for @wilburstravels Today is a special edition as I am posting several fabulous photographs taken by […]

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]

Havana Resident, Cuba

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]