Last weekend, the two-day extravaganza that is the Mary Queen of Scots Festival returned to Kinross. Being a die hard history geek I jumped at the chance to attend. Kinross sits on the northern shore of Loch Leven. Surrounded by scenic countryside and green rolling hills, it makes an excellent base for a short break. It may be a relatively small town but there’s lots to see and do there, including gliding, fishing, cycling, castle exploring, hiking, golfing and more.