PHeymont visits the world's largest terra-cotta fountain. It's also a large measure of Victorian imperial self-congratulation.
Just off a road in Shetland, a small museum keeps alive the memory of some trips that didn't end well.
PHeymont was visiting the National Gallery of Scotland when he found that some of the art was 'off-duty'
Built as an oasis of culture in a sea of slums, one of Glasgow's important museums is still fighting for its life in an era of budget cuts.
PHeymont and his wife get a cabbie's-eye view of scenes on Shetland's Mainland
PHeymont visits Scotland's oldest cathedral, a Gothic wonder with a significant back story
PHeymont learned that Edinburgh Castle has the distinction of being one of the most-attacked and most-visited places you can find.
Scotland is backing a new ferry service that would connect it to Dutch ports instead of having to ship through England.
On the gable end of a Glasgow building, an Australian artist touchingly retells an ancient legend in modern dress.
PHeymont seldom passes up a chance to stroll in a botanic garden, and found Edinburgh's, though not huge, full of color and unusual exhibits.
On an excursion from Shetland's capital, Lerwick, PHeymont found plenty of seals and seabirds, as well as unusual landforms.
Museums that tell the story of ordinary people against a background of world events are among PHeymont's favorites, including this one in Edinburgh.
PHeymont found the museum an excellent way to get an overall view as a start to your time in Shetland
PHeymont visits Scotland's fascinating and diverse National Museum. Llike the Smithsonian, it's a "nation's attic."
Just off the end of Shetland's main airport, Jarlshof shows signs of life in the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages as well as Pictish, Viking and Scottish peoples