Easter Weekend in the Scottish Borders

Bank holiday weekends are a great opportunity for a quick mini break without using any precious days of annual leave. However, with the boom in the UK staycation industry since the start of the pandemic, it’s been increasingly difficult to find places to ‘get away from it all’ on bank holidays: the Lake District andContinue reading “Easter Weekend in the Scottish Borders”

The Grey Mare’s Tail

The Grey Mare’s Tail is somewhere I’d wanted to visit for at least 3 years. Just a bit too far away to be day trip-able, we’d planned to stop there on our way up to the Cairngorms in December 2020. As you’ll know if you’ve read my blog Christmas in the Cairngorms, this trip wasContinue reading “The Grey Mare’s Tail”

Christmas in the Cairngorms

First off, I should confess that the title of this blog is a bit of a fib. We didn’t actually spend Christmas Day in the Cairngorms, heading up instead two days later and spending the week over New Year in a cottage near Tomintoul. However, ‘New Year in the Cairngorms’ doesn’t have quite the sameContinue reading “Christmas in the Cairngorms”

24 Hours in Angus and Dundee

When we came back from Assynt in September this year we stopped off overnight in Angus and Dundee to break the journey up a bit. I had booked it last minute and picked the first place I could find around the half way point – I had never really thought about Angus and Dundee before.Continue reading “24 Hours in Angus and Dundee”

Fàilte gu Asainte: Welcome to Assynt

We are just home from an absolutely incredible week exploring Assynt in the Scottish Highlands. We were meant to travel in April, but had to postpone due to Coronavirus – however, we were still able to have our holiday (just a few months later than planned!) so we are very grateful! This was our secondContinue reading “Fàilte gu Asainte: Welcome to Assynt”

A Week in the Far North West of Scotland

Yesterday we were meant to be heading up to the far north west of Scotland for a week’s holiday. Unfortunately, the nationwide lockdown has meant we have had to delay our trip until later in the year. Therefore I thought I would share some memories from our last visit to Kinlochbervie, a fishing village inContinue reading “A Week in the Far North West of Scotland”