Category: Highlands and Islands

  • A postcard from… Lochaber, and some thoughts on slow travel

    A postcard from… Lochaber, and some thoughts on slow travel

    The first few days it rained almost solidly. Between cups of tea and chocolate-sunk biscuits, we turned pages of books as the raindrops tapped the caravan windows. Reading Kathleen Jamie’s Findings, I imagined myself in an alternative weather reality hoping that, in a few days, I’d be able to get outside and note all the intricacies of […]

  • On the Outlander-inspired Jacobite Trail

    On the Outlander-inspired Jacobite Trail

    AD: This trip was funded by the National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, National Museums Scotland and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to promote #JacobiteTrailblazer. Here in the UK, Outlander has finally made it to our terrestrial TV screens. As tempting as it is to binge-watch on the box — even on a sunny day — […]

  • Behind the scenes with Barbour in the Highlands

    Behind the scenes with Barbour in the Highlands

    AD: This post was sponsored by Barbour. Imagine this: I’m standing on the edge. It could be anywhere but — without a doubt — this is Scotland. From where I am above the slopes and scree, huge cliffs tower to my left. Hills roll to the right. Drumlins disappear before me. Welcome to tartan country. Back […]

  • A postcard from… A summer holiday in Arisaig

    A postcard from… A summer holiday in Arisaig

    When you tell folk that you are spending the summer in Scotland, they frequently utter that ‘oh right’ or ‘hmmm’ murmur that basically translates as, ‘Good luck with the weather.’ However, when you manage to sneak in that you’re actually heading to Arisaig, they nod and know exactly why. If you have ever visited the west […]

  • Four favourite walks on Scotland’s west coast

    Four favourite walks on Scotland’s west coast

    These walks won’t get your muscles defined, nor will they give you vertigo. Instead, these are four of my favourite leisurely strolls in different areas of Glasgow and the west, from city to coast. Alongside each wander, I’ve suggested an eatery (because we all know that’s the best reward after a day of exploring!) Loch Lomond […]

  • A postcard from… Camusdarach Beach, Arisaig

    A postcard from… Camusdarach Beach, Arisaig

    If I could travel north every weekend, I would. And if I could choose, I’d go to Camusdarach beach, between of Arisaig and Mallaig. Although ‘famous’ thanks to the 1983 film Local Hero, the bay is tranquil and in off-season can be practically deserted. It may be far to go just to escape, but it’s worth it for […]