Tag Archives: Scottish Highlands

#Holiday – touring the Inner Hebrides – Iona #Scotland

I still have several days of our autumn holiday to recount, and before it slips my mind too far, I’m going to get these posts done! After our scary boat ride out to awesome Staffa Island and Fingal’s Cave, we didn’t return immediately to Mull, but instead landed on Iona – a tiny island with […]

#Holiday – Touring the Inner Hebrides – Mull & Staffa #Scotland

To reach our next destination, Mull, we needed to drive up the west coast to Oban. All of the west coast of Scotland is beautiful, but this trip didn’t give us any spare time to stop and admire views, as the time between ferry sailings was pretty tight. We’d already explored a lot of Oban […]

#Holiday Touring the Inner Hebrides day 3 – Island of Islay, #Scotland

The Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura sit very close together, and are most famous for their whiskies! Jura (which we didn’t get across to) is largely uninhabited and mountainous, with a short road down one side leading to a few houses and, you’ve guessed, a distillery. Jura is a great malt whisky, which even […]

#Holiday, Touring the Inner Hebrides, Isle of Arran continued #Scotland

Continuing with the soggy tale of our day on Arran, after our clamber down to the King’s Caves, we were decidedly soaked. Yes, I had the correct waterproof coat, but I’d forgotten that my walking boots live up at the house in the Highlands, which we would be going to after this odyssey, but not […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 9 – Lewis #Holiday #Scotland

I am so far behind with this series of posts, it’s now more than 6 months since we took this trip! This one does, however, cover the final day – phew! Lewis, like the other islands in the Outer Hebrides, still observes the religious habit of shutting all shops, outlets, cafes etc. on a Sunday. […]

Playing the tourist – Loch Ness #Scotland #Highlands

Haven’t done one of these for a while, but most of this year has been a blur of work with no time for sightseeing. I managed to cram an entire day off into the schedule on the end of my last Highland trip and decided to play the tourist. We’ve actually owned a property nearby […]

#ScottishHighlands – Glen Cannich, our last day. For now…

And so to wrap up the autumn holiday jaunt… Having taken you with us to visit Plodda Falls and Tomich, we STILL managed to squeeze a little more into this wonderful day: a drive down Glen Cannich, which is one glen over from Glen Affric Once again, apologies for the speed of my panning – I really […]

Another small slice of the #ScottishHighlands

My last trip to the Highlands is fading into the past, but I still have lots of photos I haven’t shared, (and plenty I’m not going to, either!), so here is another little slice of heaven… Driving back from Plodda Falls (see the waterfall post here, if you haven’t already – and if not, why not?), […]

Enjoy a little slice of the glorious #ScottishHighlands: #CaledonianForest & Plodda Falls

The holiday is over, normal service will soon be resumed… But I still have a few photos and videos to share – yay!  🙂 So here goes: prepare for an enticing dip into beautiful and awesome mother nature – and also a little trip into one of the main locations in DESPRITE MEASURES , the tale […]

The Great Adventure continues! #Scotland #Highlands #HogwartsExpress

As promised, moving on up The Great Glen provided opportunity to take a fantastic day trip on The Jacobite Steam Train – the very train that doubles for the HOGWART’S EXPRESS! Harry Potter fans, eat your hearts out! This is me and Frodo, about to embark on our adventure. The charming ‘ordinary class’ carriages – […]