About Anna Millar

Anna is a Glasgow born and Edinburgh based freelance writer and editor specialising in arts and travel. When she’s not exploring the Highlands and Islands or reviewing Scotland’s festival scene, she’s likely to be found propping up the bar at one of New York’s finest watering holes or exploring Europe’s untapped corners.

Where to Spend Burns Night in Scotland

“˜Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,  Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!’ If there’s one thing we people of Scotland love, it’s an excuse for a highland fling. Short of Hogmanay (or New Year’s Eve to the uninitiated), it doesn’t get much better than the fun-filled hoolie … Continue reading

Why You Need to Walk the John Muir Way

When it comes to indulging our wanderlust, a lack of time and opportunity can leave some roads woefully untraveled. Not so with Scotland‘s rightly popular John Muir Way, named after the visionary Scots-born conservationist. Expanding from its original 45 mile coastal path to an altogether … Continue reading

From Dolphins to Red Deer: Incredible Aberdeen Wildlife

Anyone who caught Disney Pixar’s ridiculously successful movie Brave will understand why filmmakers used much of the Highlands of Scotland as a blueprint for their mystical setting. In parts lush and green, in others mysterious and barren, the story of this flame-haired princess used the … Continue reading
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On Your Bike: Edinburgh Cycling Holidays

As the most successful Olympic cyclist of all time, Edinburgh-born Sir Chris Hoy was one of the standout stars of the London Olympics. And much like the man himself, Scotland has long shown its mettle for two-wheeled adventure – whether it’s a perilous free-wheel down … Continue reading

King of the Rails: The Royal Scotsman

A skirl of pipes harks the journey’s beginning, as a bagpiper, dressed in full Scots regalia leads the way down Edinburgh Waverley’s platform and onto Scotland’s – and one of the world’s – most indulgent rail experiences. Enter The Royal Scotsman, king of the rails. … Continue reading