Ten Outlander Locations in the North Highlands of Scotland

If you’re a regular reader of my blog I don’t think I need to repeat myself here: I’m a big Outlander fan. From epic Scottish landscapes to heart-pounding romance, the TV series (and the books that inspired it), has so much to recommend. Not least of these is the opportunity to cavort around Scotland in search…

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The North Coast 500, Also Known As Home

There is a road I see from the front door of my home in Caithness that forms part of the North Coast 500. As kids, we knew it better as the road ‘up west’, a passage imbued with the promise of beaches, picnics and sand between our toes. These days, the route has a new title…

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Six Places to Visit on a Scottish Outlander Road Trip

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the TV series Outlander, a drama based on the series of books by Diana Gabaldon about a woman who finds herself transported back from 1946 Inverness to the Scotland of two centuries before. Her arrival in 1743 cues romance, tension, and lots of beautifully shot…

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A Scottish Bucket List for Spring

Last week, I was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland about Easter holiday planning for families, and some of our campervan adventures (get me, dropping that in so casually, as if I’m a seasoned radio-interviewee who doesn’t get excited about such things – I am not, and I was!) In the interview I spoke about our…

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A Sunday Well Spent

Last Sunday we took a trip ‘up west’ to enjoy some unseasonably sunny February weather and sample some of the best beaches the North of Scotland has to offer. We are fortunate where we live to be able to reach something akin to a wilderness within a half hour or so of our front door. The…

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Life Within Four Corners – My Favourite Photos of 2017

Earlier this year, I started a monthly blog series called Life Within Four Corners –  somewhere I could share my favourite photos and the stories that went along with them from the preceding month.  Over time it’s become a virtual photo album and a place to store my monthly highlights. So to finish off the…

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Life Within Four Corners – August 2017

Welcome to the August instalment of ‘Life Within Four Corners’, where I share some of my favourite Instagram photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the preceding month. You can find out all about Life Within Four Corners here, and I’d love it if you joined in by sharing some of your favourite monthly photos and…

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Life Within Four Corners – June 2017

Welcome to this (slightly late) June instalment of ‘Life Within Four Corners’, where I share some of my favourite Instagram photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the preceding month. You can find out all about Life Within Four Corners here, and I’d love it if you joined in by sharing some of your favourite monthly…

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Six Reasons to Visit the North of Scotland in Spring

The North of Scotland is beautiful at any time of year, but Spring has to be one of the loveliest seasons in which to visit (and I freely admit, I’ll tell you that in Summer, Autumn and Wintertime aswell). I recently saw a sign in a local shop window saying ‘Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying…

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12 Reasons to Plan a Scottish Road Trip

If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’m Scottish, and that our little family spends a lot of time touring our lovely country in our VW campervan. Few things make me happier than spending time enjoying our beautiful landscape and encouraging others to do likewise, and this Easter we completed an epic, 1100 mile west-of-Scotland road trip…

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