Travel Diaries: Scotland Tour – Loch Ness, Foyers, Urquhart Castle and Nairn

Our first full day in Scotland, early April 2019. We spend the morning in Aviemore, enjoying a hearty cooked breakfast of veggie sausages, mushrooms and potato scones before browsing the outdoor pursuits stores. With newly purchased OS maps of the North West Coastal footpaths and a lovely waterproof map holder for all-weather hiking, we are…

Travel Diaries: Scotland Tour – Dusk drive high into the Cairngorms

It started on Burns Night 2019 – a family promise that we would definitely tour Scotland this year. My husband was raised in England though is actually Scottish, our children are therefore half-Scottish and in the late 1800s my ancestors on my father’s side lived in Scotland too.  We definitely felt the mountains calling. In…