Did you know that Scotland has over 10,000 km of coastline? It’s a real paradise for watersports adventurers. Many activities are available all year round and everyone can find an activity to enjoy. Whether you are surfing Atlantic swells, rafting down a grade 5 river, or sea kayaking around the islands of the west coast, you are in for a thrilling adventure in Scotland.
The Tunnock’s Teacake consists of a small round shortbread biscuit covered with a dome of Italian meringue and a whipped egg white concoction similar to marshmallow.This is then encased in a thin layer of milk or dark chocolate and wrapped in a red and silver foil paper for the more popular milk chocolate variety, or with blue, black, and gold wrapping for the dark. This wee sweet food is very popular in the UK and is often served with a cup of tea or coffee.
The Scottish version of the chocolate-coated marshmallow was created by the Tunnock’s, a family baker based in Uddingston, near Glasgow. The company was formed by Thomas Tunnock in 1890, when he purchased a baker’s shop in Lorne Place, Uddingston. The company expanded in the 1950s, and it was at this time that the core products were introduced to the lines, when sugar and fat rationing meant that products with longer shelf-lives than cakes had to be produced.
We like to organise weekly activities to help our students to discover Scottish culture. Yesterday a group of students went to the Georgian House. Situated in the historic Charlotte Square, the Georgian House provides a glimpse into 18th century life in the New Town.
The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam’s masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates back to 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh’s Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town. The house’s beautiful china, shining silver, exquisite paintings and furniture all reflect the domestic surroundings and social conditions of the times.
The Georgian House is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.
Opening times & Prices
Monday to Saturday (10.00 – 18.00)
Admission is free for members and holders of the Great British Heritage Pass.
1 Parent: £11.50
Concession: £5.50 (Students)
The National Trust For Scotland,
7 Charlotte Square,
City Of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.
Dating back to the 12th century, Edinburgh Castle has dominated the capital city’s skyline for generations. Dramatically perched above the city on Castle Rock, you can wander up to the landmark from the atmospheric, cobbled Royal Mile.
Take an interactive flight over the castle with this 360 video: