Sunday, August 31, 2008

Camp Site at Glen Brittle Skye


Camp Site at Glen Brittle Skye.

The camp site at Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Scotland. Situated by the sea, beneath the majestic Cuillin mountains it offers basic accommodation for holidaymakers.

Further up the road, the Youth Hostel offers budget self catering accommodation.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Spean Bridge Hotel


Spean Bridge Hotel.

The Commando Public Bar in the Spean Bridge Hotel. Basic Scottish hospitality with decent beer.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mahaar Bed and Breakfast Spean Bridge


Mahaar Bed and Breakfast Spean Bridge.

Comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation can be had at Mahaar near the Station at Spean Bridge. There is a quality restaurant, The Old Station Restaurant only 100 yards away serving fabulous meals.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Floating Pub at Laggan Locks


Floating Pub at Laggan Locks.

The floating pub at Laggan Locks on the Caledonian Canal. As well as food and drink, the boat also offers bargain accommodation.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Caledonian Canal

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Caledonian Canal.

The Caledonian Canal at Laggan Locks with the gates opening to allow cruisers to pass through.

A marvellous engineering feat by the genius Thomas Telford.

Cottage at Harris Isle of Rum


Cottage at Harris Isle of Rum.

A remote cottage on the Isle of Rum at Harris. The mausoleum is well worth a visit to the West coast of this beautiful island.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RIB from Elgol to Isle of Rum


RIB from Elgol to Isle of Rum.

The best way to travel to the Isle of Rum is by RIB from Elgol. The trip is only 25 minutes and will stop and view any sightings of porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks or whales.

To find a suitable cottage near Elgol on Skye, please click on the Cottages4you ad and choose Region Skye and the Isles.

Collies Ledge on the Cuillin Ridge


Collies Ledge on the Cuillin Ridge.

Traversing Collies Ledge on the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye.

Norrie Shand and Susan Henderson were reprising Norries last munro walk which took place in 1999. The body may be a bit older, but still managed the tough scrambling on the Cuillin Ridge. Norrie completed his Corbetts two days later on 24th August 2008, a terrific achievement.

For Self Catering Holiday Cottages near the Cuillin Ridge, please click here.

Fisherman John Bennett at the Sligachan Hotel Skye


Fisherman John Bennett at the Sligachan Hotel Skye.

Spoke to John Bennett who was fishing for salmon near the Sligachan Hotel on the Isle of Skye last week. In spite of heavy rain, the water was too low and no success had been had that day.

John moved to Canada from Scotland many years ago but still returns to Skye for fishing which says something about the quality of a day on Skye.



The Sligachan Hotel is a superbly situated Hotel offering accommodation of all types including a self catering bunkhouse and camping nearby.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Tap Inn Birnam Perthshire


The Tap Inn Birnam Perthshire.

Enjoyed an excellent evenings entertainment at the Tap Inn in Birnam Perthshire last Monday. The musicians playing were outstanding and gave the crowd a fabulous night.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Wee Bunk House Kintail Lodge Hotel


The Wee Bunk House Kintail Lodge Hotel.

Not the most romantic of places to spend your 25th wedding anniversary, but The Wee Bunk House at the Kintail Lodge Hotel in Shiel Bridge is where we ended up!

By some strange coincidence, another couple arrived to stay the night and it was also their 25th wedding anniversary! Apologies to them as the decibel count was fairly high!

The Bunkhouse is basic hillwalking accommodation, whilst the Hotel itself offers a number of rooms, along with an excellent bar and menu. The pork with black pudding was so good I had to have it 2 nights in a row!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Old Station Restaurant Spean Bridge


Old Station Restaurant Spean Bridge.

Visited the Old Station Restaurant in Spean Bridge on the way up to the Isle of Skye last week.

The food was delicious, the service prompt and efficient and the atmosphere was superb.

Congratulations go to Benny and his team for such a special establishment. I would thoroughly recommend a stop there for lunch or evening meal.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dornie Hotel Kintail


Dornie Hotel Kintail.

The Dornie Hotel in Kintail offers a choice of accommodation along with excellent meals and a lively Public Bar.

It has one of the most picturesque settings in the whole of Scotland and is worth a stop on the way to Skye.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Birnam Hotel Perthshire


Birnam Hotel Perthshire.

The Birnam Hotel in Perthshire offers a traditional Scottish welcome to a splendid building.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Camasunary Bothy Isle of Skye


Camasunary Bothy Isle of Skye.

Visited the Bothy at Camasunary on the Isle of Skye last week on a gorgeous sunny day.

Met a couple of lads from Switzerland who were doing a low level walk over to Loch Coruisk and stayed the night. They were enjoying Scotlands mountains at their best.

The Bothy is a tribute to the work done by the Mountain Bothies Association to maintain these outdoor shelters. The accommodation is perfect although two other visitors preferred to camp not far away.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kinloch Castle Rum


Kinloch Castle Rum.

The fantastic Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum is a superb time capsule of the Edwardian age. The tour round the castle only costs £6 per person and provides a wealth of stunning information and visual delights.

The castle also offers cheap Bunkhouse accommodation as well as beatifully furnished rooms to suit every budget.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Kintail Lodge Hotel and Bunkhouse


Kintail Lodge Hotel and Bunkhouse.

The Kintail Lodge Hotel and Bunkhouse at Shiel Bridge provides accommodation catering for all budgets. As well as the Hotel rooms there is cheap accommodation in the Wee Bunkhouse which sleeps six. Try to take earplugs though in case you're sharing with a snorer!

The choice of munros corbetts and grahams within easy reach is incredible - enough climbing for a whole year!

Basking Shark Isle of Rum


Basking Shark Isle of Rum.

Fantastic weekend on the Isle of Rum. Great trip over by RIB from Elgol, with this basking shark waiting to meet us at the pier on Rum.

The Isle of Rum is a must visit destination. Take a few days to explore the island. We took tents but there is cheap Bunkhouse accommodation as well as more stylish rooms at Kinloch Castle which looked a real bargain to me.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rob Roy McGregors Grave


Rob Roy McGregors Grave.

The grave of Rob Roy McGregor at Balquidder in the Trossachs.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Loch Katrine in the Trossachs


Loch Katrine in the Trossachs.

The reservoir of Loch Katrine in the Trossachs is popular with tourists who can take a sail on the waters.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ben Venue in the Trossachs


Ben Venue in the Trossachs.

A view of Ben Venue in the Trossachs showing Scottish heather at its best.

The Trossachs is a popular area for tourists who can enjoy many outdoor pursuits as well as Historical sites.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ballimore Farm


Ballimore Farm.

Ballimore Farm in the trossachs is the starting point for a number of hillwalks as well as the Right of Way through to Brig of Turk.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Balquidder Parish Church


Balquidder Parish Church.

One of the favourite spots for tourists in Scotland to visit is Balquidder Parish Church, in the Trossachs.

The grave of Rob Roy McGregor the famous rogue lies there.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kenny and Pam Baird with Highland Ponies


Kenny and Pam Baird with Highland Ponies.

Today in Perthshire Scotland, Kenny and Pam Baird from America met up with George Baird of West Whitefield to look at the Highland Ponies which consistently produce champions.

Dr Mike Brown meets Highland Pony


Dr Mike Brown meets Highland Pony.

Today on a tour of Scotland, Dr Mike Brown from America meets one of the locals in Perthshire. Mike became quite attached to this Highland Pony in particular.

These traditional Highland Ponies are friendly horses and ideal for riding. Scotland has a wide variety of sporting events featuring horses.

Beaver Cubs in Scotland


Beaver Cubs in Scotland.
Beaver cubs were spotted recently in the forests of Scotland. It's amazing how sharp their teeth are and how quickly they can chew through fairly large trees. These two in the picture belong to a Perthshire Beaver Cub pack.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Kyleakin Kings Arms Hotel and Restaurant


Kyleakin Kings Arms Hotel and Restaurant.

The Kings Arms Hotel and Restaurant in Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye has a superb reputation as a place to enjoy a good pint of beer.

Ben Ledi


Ben Ledi.

The Corbett of Ben Ledi in the Trossachs from Glen Finglas.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Loch Ness


Loch Ness.

Taken near Drumnadrochit, this view of Loch Ness doesn't feature the monster!

Wild flowers in Scotland Cow wheat


Wild flowers in Scotland Cow wheat.

Scotland is a wonderful place to study wild flowers. In this picture we have an example of Cow wheat.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tour Bus at Ledgowan Lodge


Tour Bus at Ledgowan Lodge.

One of the many tour buses visiting the Ledgowan Lodge Hotel at Achnasheen for morning coffee.

Let's face it, if it's pouring rain, there's not a lot to do in Achnasheen!

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Landmark Centre - Sky Dive


The Landmark Centre - Sky Dive.
This is a picture at the Landmark Centre at Carrbridge, just past Aviemore. Its a great day out with lots to do for all ages.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lonbain Clearance village Applecross


Lonbain Clearance village Applecross.

Lonbain Clearance village near Applecross is well worth a visit.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ledgowan Lodge Hotel from Fionn Beinn


Ledgowan Lodge Hotel from Fionn Beinn.

Ledgowan Lodge Hotel in Achnasheen offers a range of accommodation from luxury rooms to the bunkhouse. It is ideally placed for hillwalking with the munro of Fionn Beinn immediately above it.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ledgowan Lodge Bunkhouse Achnasheen


Ledgowan Lodge Bunkhouse Achnasheen.

The bunkhouse at Ledgowan Lodge at Achnasheen provides budget accommodation at £12 per night. The bunkhouse is ideally placed for hillwalkers with a vast choice of munros, corbetts and grahams in the area.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Applecross Bay


Applecross Bay.

The beautiful bay at Applecross on the West coast of Scotland.

Achnasheen Station


Achnasheen Station.

Achnasheen station on the line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

AG 9736 Austin 7 National Rally


AG 9736 Austin 7 National Rally.

Participant AG 9736 at the Austin 7 National Rally in Guildtown Perth Scotland.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

ABX 135 Austin 7 National Rally


ABX 135 Austin 7 National Rally.

Participant ABX 135 at the Austin 7 National Rally at Guildtown Perth Scotland.

Friday, August 1, 2008

588 UXW Austin 7 National Rally


588 UXW Austin 7 National Rally.

Participant 588 UXW at the Austin 7 National Rally at Guildtown Perth Scotland.

ANT287 Austin 7 National Rally


ANT287 Austin 7 National Rally.

Participant ANT287 at the Austin 7 National Rally at Guildtown Perth Scotland.

Holiday Homes Loch Ossian


Holiday Homes Loch Ossian.

One of the superb Holiday Homes available from Corrour Estate beside Loch Ossian in the middle of Scotland.

Enjoy a real get away from it all holiday with cycling, fishing and walking of all types. Lovers of the outdoors will be in heaven, with biodiversity being the name of the game on this Scottish Estate. Corrour is the ultimate place to chill out!

Even Bono from U2 chooses his Holiday Home at Loch Ossian.