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2020 Year of Scotland’s Coasts & Waters

2020 Year of Scotland’s Coasts & Waters

  This is the year to celebrate Scotland’s many coasts, rivers, freshwater and saltwater lochs (lakes) !Some useful or not so useful statistics....( good for quizzes!) .......There is approximately 30,000 square miles ( 77,700 square kilometres) of coastline,...

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Nearly end of October

Nearly end of October ! .........Halloween a few days away! The Celtic festival of Samhain i have had a very busy August & September travelling around Scotland with wonderful visitors from North Carolina, Washington State,...

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Travels in 2019!

Travels in 2019!

Can’t quite believe it’s last week of November! Thanksgiving week in the United States of America! this year has flown by .....again! »For my part, I travel not to go, I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. » Robert Louis Stevenson ( Scottish Author...

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Visitors from Tampa, Florida

Brilliant trip with some lovely guests from Tampa, Florida.   Leaving Edinburgh driving north west to the shores of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry for a photo stop of the 3 Bridges spanning the river. Driving over the Queensferry Crossing the 21st c...

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Good to meet up with Rick Steves US Travel writer again!

July 2019   I have travelled around Scotland this past month, with many lovely interesting visitors from different parts of the USA, South Carolina, Washington State, New York, California to name a few. I met up with Rick Steves the American travel writer again in...

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The Kelpies & The Pineapple

The Kelpies & The Pineapple Two distinct features in our landscape on route to Stirling The Kelpies are the 30 metre high horses head sculptures designed by Andy Scott, opened in 2013, situated in The Helix a parkland beside the Forth & Clyde Canal in the town of...

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Travelling to the West Coast

 Destination Isle of Mull, one of my favourite islands Driving north west from Edinburgh towards the ferry port of Oban Our journey takes the route through the towns and villages of Stirling, Callendar, Glen Ogle, Crianlarich, at Tyndrum turning left to drive west...

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From Edinburgh and on to The Scottish Borders

From Edinburgh and on to The Scottish Borders

Driving south of Edinburgh to the village of Roslin to visit the ancient 15thc Rosslyn Chapel then driving further south through the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. First stop at Scotts’s view point a favourite place of Sir Walter Scott’s one of Scotland’s...

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Travels through Fife and St Andrews

Travels through Fife and St Andrews

Leaving Edinburgh driving north west to the shores of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry for a photo stop of the 3 Bridges spanning the river. Driving over the Queensferry Crossing the 21st c bridge to the Kingdom of Fife,...

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Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

Travelling south through the Scottish Borders towards the town of Jedburgh, stopping briefly to photo the ancient 12thc ruined Abbey, sitting roundly above the Jed Water the river which flows through the town. Continuing towards Carter Bar the pass over the Cheviot...

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