Over the next week, I will be sharing with you our adventures and tales of how we filled our 7 days on the Isle of Skye! Now, for anyone who has never heard of Skye, where have you been for the last few years? For those that have heard of Skye but just need a … Continue reading 7 Days on the Isle of Skye
The Commando Memorial is a Category A listed monument in Scotland, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II. Situated around a mile from Spean Bridge village, it overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle. Unveiled in 1952 by the … Continue reading Commando Memorial at Fort William
This is a must for anyone who likes a wee dram of whiskey **In best Scottish accent** Even if you’re not too partial to whiskey I’d still say it’s worth a visit! Set in the quiet yet picturesque town of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis lies the distillery. It opened it 1825, … Continue reading Only the Scotch can make Scotch proper Scotch… Right?
We’re going on a cow hunt! We’re going to find a ginger one! We’re not scared! It was THE best day! The day we got to go looking for some Ginger Highland Coos! And we certainly weren’t disappointed! Now, where did we find these lovely animals? Glen Nevis! We followed the long windy road through … Continue reading We’re going on a coo hunt!
Yep, we certainly did and I can justify every single reason why too. We have received the odd few comments asking where we stayed in Fort William on Friday night, to which numerous people have said ‘You went to Fort William and the only place you could find to stay was the carpark by Lidl? … Continue reading You slept by Lidl?
That’s right, The Yellow One is going to go on a mission to get from Preston to Fort William. Why I hear you ask? Because the driver is a fearless adrenaline junkie. That’s why. Most of the country has had days of snow and now we are battling ferocious winds as the Beast from the … Continue reading The Yellow One VS The Beast from The East!
Yep, I am in no way joking about this one. It looks like pretty soon tourists will be charged £2 per night to stay in Scottish hotels! Council leaders unanimously agreed that the local government should prepare to implement tourist Tax which was originally mentioned by Labour in the 2018/19 budget. The new tourist tax … Continue reading Scottish tourist tax to be introduced!
The ‘Right to Roam’ is a beautiful thing. Wanna wake up on the beach? Half way up a mountain ready for sunrise? Next to a Lighthouse or a Loch? Snowboard down any mountain you fancy? Scotland allows you to do all of these things. In Scotland you have a right to roam across highland, lowland … Continue reading Scotland – The Right to Roam
Have you ever been so remote that someone in a 4x4 has pulled over and asked you if you’re alright? We have. I can only assume that he thought we had broken down, with no signal to call for help so we had lit a fire to keep ourselves warm whilst we waited for some … Continue reading Loch Ettrick – Dumfries and Galloway
The dogs have been cuddled, the parents have been handed the dirty clothes and we've eaten a meal that has actually been cooked in a kitchen! Now its time to reflect on the amazing week we've had! 909 miles travelled 416 photos taken 153 hours of adventure 33 MPG average 15 hours of driving 5 … Continue reading The Numbers Game – Scotland