Hello from Scotland


I’m Dawn-Marie and I live on the South West coast of Scotland in beautiful Ayrshire.

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Greenan Castle, Ayrshire

Scotland is a very popular place to visit, but living here can mean that I don’t get to explore my beautiful country as much as I would like.

“Why?” you ask. Well, work, family and the Scottish weather can take over your life.

You’ll have heard the saying “it rains all the time in Scotland”.

Aye … that could be true, four seasons in one day is becoming very popular here, but what an amazing experience. Who wants to be burnt toast all the time? Not me.

Deep breath … and wow!

We do have some lovely weather too though, honest!Β I want to share with you what a magical, breathtaking place Scotland is.

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The Hermitage, Perthshire

I try to visit new places when I can. I love going somewhere I’ve never been before, sometimes that can be close to home!

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Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

I hope you enjoy my photos and stories, a teeny wee snapshot of Scotland with my family.

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Black Cave, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

I should also mention that writing my blog started out as a whole new challenge for me. I’m not a trained writer but something inside me wanted to give it a go.

I remember writing a diary when I was a teenager, a long time ago … Writing on paper back in the days was great therapy for getting everything out of my head! I also loved to write poems and stories.

Photography is also my passion, mostly all my own work apart from the photos I’m in of course. Sometimes my husband might capture a better photo than me so I might use it too.

I hope my stories inspire you to get outdoors, explore what’s on your doorstep and beyond. Don’t forget to visit bonnie Scotland.

Scotland on film

As well as writing and photography, I’ve been having a go at creating videos. It has been so challenging. I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way. I suppose this is the best way to learn and improve.

I upload my videos to YouTube,Β Facebook and sometimes Instagram if you fancy a look.

I’m not brave enough to talk to the camera yet, so you’ll be watching beautiful scenery, with relaxing, thoughtful music and sometimes a brief glimpse of me.

VisitScotland Community

If you’re looking for help and advice on anything about Scotland you should definitely join VisitScotland’s iKnow Community.

You’ll find a wealth of information and advice ranging from:

  • planning and practicalities
  • understanding Scotland
  • eating and drinking
  • outdoor and active pursuits
  • events and festivals
  • arts and culture
  • touring and road trips
  • a variety of places to stay including unusual sleeps
  • exploring Scotland’s cities, towns, countryside, islands and beaches

Contact me

If I can help with anything thatΒ you’ve read on my blog send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Dawn-Marie x

28 Replies to “Hello from Scotland”

  1. Thanks for for following MarySmith’sPlace. I see we are neighbours as I’m also in south-west Scotland but Dumfries & Galloway rather than Ayrshire. I’m very happy to have found your blog.

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    1. Thank you too for the follow Mary. I keep saying I will visit more of Dumfries and Galloway, beautiful area. Thank you so much for being happy finding my blog. It means a lot when someone tells me this. I love the look of the Glenkiln Sculpture Walk on your blog, amazing! One for my list when I visit. Take care Dawn-Marie x


    1. Thank you for your kind comment πŸ˜ƒ I’m always learning new skills and love sharing Scotland. My husband flies the drone and I create videos, still a fairly new challenge for us both! We’ll need to try and capture more footage soon!

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      1. My husband has been hinting at getting a drone. I’ll have to share your blog with him. I can’t imagine more breathtaking footage than the varied landscape of Scotland.

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    1. Thanks Jane! How did you know I was caught in snow today? πŸ™‚ lol I don’t have many snow photos. I live in south west Scotland so we don’t get as much snow as the north. It did snow today though and I climbed a very small hill in the snow and hail. I wish I’d had a sledge! πŸ™‚


  2. Fantastic blog post! Scotland is a magical country. I hope your website encourages people to come and visit Scotland. There is so much to see and do. Keep blogging and inspiring.
    Dave πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Dave. I’m so pleased you like it πŸ˜ƒ. I also hope my blog inspires people to visit Scotland and also explore where they live. I love sharing the beauty of Scotland. I’ve so many places still to see! Thank you πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. I think your blog will encourage tourists to visit Scotland and learn all about it. Despite being Scottish myself, it makes me aware of how much of it I have not seen. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Your blog and photos look amazing! I can’t wait to read about your adventures. I’m still a bit of a newbie …work in progress πŸ™‚


  3. I’m a newbie too – well to regular writing that I wish people to read. Inspired by our recent move to bonny Scotland. We absolutely love it here. I might be being blind but I can’t find a Facebook page for you…
    Happy blogging x

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    1. Hi Melanie, glad to hear you love Scotland. I love writing about places I’ve visited, some many years ago though! I’m very much a beginner, but with time I should improve! I don’t have a Facebook page for my blog, just a personal one. I’m thinking of starting Instagram for my blog first to see how it goes. It’s more of a time thing to keep up with it all! Your website and photos are amazing! Perthshire is beautiful. I’m climbing Schiehallion in May and hope to take lots of photos! Keep in touch x


  4. Dear ~Dawn~Marie~
    I found your blog on the case, looking for location ‘Craigh to dun’. Now I know exactly where it is πŸ™‚ Is the area is private? Because on street view I see the fence and sign ‘free range eggs’. You can go there without a problem? I hope that what I write is quite clear to You.

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    1. Hi Eva,

      Sorry, I don’t know what the case is?

      We walked up to the location with no issues. I’m not sure if we should have been there though as it is private property. We didn’t stay long because of the storm.

      There are no standing stones there unfortunately, it was just the location they filmed. There are so many to see across Scotland!



      1. All right. I mean the place where the stones is set to shoot scenes. I found them thanks to your guidance.

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  5. Hi, I’m Eva from Poland.. Thanks so much for showing the Scottish views, especially thank you for placing photos of the location of the Outlander series. I have long been caught in your country. I hope that someday I can visit all these places, which has set itself. But first I need to improve my English in speech and in writing unless too.

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    1. Hello Eva

      Thank you for reading my blog. I’m so happy that you liked my photos :).

      I loved visiting one of the Outlander filming locations, it was so beautiful. I hope to visit more locations soon.

      I hope you can visit Scotland one day. You should look at the Visit Scotland website: http://www.visitscotland.com

      Thank you
      Dawn-Marie πŸ™‚


  6. Hi Dawn Marie – thank you for following Postcards from Kerry. Yours is a beautifully laid out blog and bringing back many memories of living in Scotland before we moved to Texas.

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    1. Hello from Scotland!

      Thank you for the following Kerry and nice comment! It’s the Misty Lake theme I’ve used. Just starting out here, so all very new.

      You have some fab photos on your blog and such a great variety of topics! I’ll need to read some of them soon. Love your cat, I have two πŸ™‚


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  7. Hi Dawn Marie welcome to the world of blogging, I hope like me that you will make some friends and find out just how lovely most bloggers are. Thank you for the visit and the follow and I look forward to seeing and learning more about Bonnie Scotland which my father loved. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for the welcome :). It’s still very new to me but hopefully I’ll improve with practise!

      Everyone is has been really supportive and blogging is a whole new world I never knew existed!

      Thanks again and Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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