The Braw Pics Blog is all about sharing Scotland with the world!

I mean, Scotland is such a cool place that it would be selfish for us Scots to keep it all to ourselves, right?!

So who runs this thing?

That would be me, Lucas! I am a patriotic young Scotsman on a mission to share my awesome homeland with the world.


A personal photo of me


By providing a mix of fun and informative articles about Scottish travel, culture and history, I hope to boost the amount of interest in our bonnie wee country; I want to make it a place that sits high up on people’s travel bucket lists.

A wee bit more about me:

I’m a 24 year old law graduate and freelance writer from Aberdeen, Scotland’s third-largest city. As you will know by now, I am extremely passionate about my country, and hence, my decision to start The Braw Pics Blog.

Want to know a few random titbits about me? Then check out the wee Q&A below!


  1. What is your full name? Lucas Sam Duncan
  2. When is your birthday? March 13th
  3. How tall are you? 6’1″ (185 cm)
  4. What colour are your eyes? Tough to say, but I would probably say green.
  5. What is your best quality? Loyalty
  6. What is your worst quality? Hmm, probably my tendency to overthink everything.
  7. Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have three younger siblings: two brothers and one sister.
  8. Do you have any pets? Yep, a wee Yorkie called Nacho!
  9. What is your favourite colour? Blue. Blue for Scotland!
  10. What is your favourite food? It is far too difficult to choose just one … but the first answer that came to mind was pizza.
  11. What is your favourite drink? My favourite soft drink is probably Sprite. And my favourite alcoholic drink is whisky … Scotch whisky, to be exact.
  12. What are your hobbies? Reading, writing, listening to music, and playing football (soccer).
  13. Do you have any tattoos? Yes! I have 6 smallish tattoos; they all have special meanings attached to them, mostly to do with my family.
  14. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A professional footballer
  15. What was your favourite subject at school? I am a massive history geek, so … history!
  16. What is your favourite movie? I can’t possibly choose just one movie as my favourite. 
  17. How many countries have you been to? 13 (France, Spain, England, Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, Poland, USA, Italy, and Greece)
  18. What are the top 3 places you want to visit that you haven’t yet? South America (specifically Argentina and Brazil), Japan, and Australia.
  19. What was your favourite book as a child? ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl
  20. What is your biggest fear? Spiders!! And I am not ashamed to admit it.
  21. If you could meet any one historical figure, who would it be? Well, since Scottish history is one of my biggest interests, I would have to say William Wallace! It would be so cool to meet Scotland’s most iconic hero in the flesh.
  22. What was your first job? I worked as a petrol station attendant when I was 18.
  23. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Time travel (history geek, remember!)
  24. Do you follow any sports teams? Yes, I follow two football teams: Aberdeen FC (my local team) and the Scotland National Team.
  25. Who has left the most impact on your life? My mother. Yes, I am a mummy’s boy!