Tag Archives: Holiday

#Holiday #Edinburgh #Scotland – the Royal Yacht Britannia

If you do ever stay in Edinburgh I highly recommend a visit to the docks to take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia – a fascinating insight into the queen’s beloved floating holiday home, decommissioned by the Labour government in 1997 with the refusal to replace her. She was in service from 1954 until […]

#Holiday #Scotland – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle – imposing, isn’t it? And once inside, you really get a sense of the large complex within the walls, not just the castle itself. And the impressive way it was built into and onto the very rock of the extinct volcano upon which it sits Once inside you really start to get a […]

Edinburgh should be on everybody’s bucket list #holiday

I’ve been hanging onto this one for a while – since May, in fact, as there has been so much else going on, but I felt it was about time to start sharing my visit to this amazing city. I’m not, by nature, a city lover. Holidays, for me, are usually about getting out into […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 8 – Lewis #holiday #Scotland

I’m back in the Highlands this week, so it seemed an appropriate time to put together the last couple of posts from our epic tour of the Outer Hebrides. I’ve been a bit slow doing these two as there were just SO many photos and videos to sort through it was a bit daunting. What […]

#Holiday time – Touring the #OuterHebrides day 5 – North Uist

There have been so many other things to write about in the past few months, I failed to get through all my intended posts about my October tour of the Outer Hebrides, so I’m picking that up again now. Here we are, moving on from South Uist to North Uist. North Uist covers 117 square […]

South Uist #OuterHebrides day 4 #holiday

So, continuing on up the Outer Hebrides from Eriskay, a single road runs the length of the island of South Uist. On the left (travelling north) the land is flat, with numerous small lochs and tons of ruins amongst the inhabited houses. On the right, ridges of hills, not quite mountains, many the sites of military […]

#Holiday Time – Touring the Outer Hebrides day 3 – Barra to Eriskay #Scotland

  Having woken to find the big ferry departed for the mainland, I checked the status of our smaller transport for the short 40 minute hop between islands. It still showed a warning of possible disruption due to the (still) strong winds, but we checked out of the hotel (they assured us there were plenty of […]

#Holiday time – touring the Outer Hebrides day 2 (Western Isles, #Scotland)

Having arrived on the island of Barra at 2am due to an 8 hour ferry delay, we really had no idea what to expect when we rose the next morning, by which time Hurricane Ophelia in full force. This was the view from our hotel window when we did finally rise You don’t get the […]

#Holiday time! Touring the Outer Hebrides (the Western Isles, #Scotland )

October is holiday time, and this year we (that’s me and Brian) decided to see – you guessed it – a bit more of Scotland, but this time with a difference. We toured the Outer Hebrides. For those who don’t know, this is the outer chain of islands, also known as the Western Isles, off […]

Over the sea to Skye… #Scotland #holiday

I’ve had a little break from the holiday tales, but there are still some more wonderful pictures to come… Our route took us next to Mallaig, where we travelled to last year on the Hogwart’s Express (Jacobite Steamer, to give it the proper name), but this time we were taking the ferry across to the […]