A Scottish Journey

Last week, Hub and I went on a whistle-stop tour of some of the Hebridean Islands, and then travelled back across to the North East coast of the Scottish mainland.

We took in some of the most glorious sights, which I will be sharing with you over the course of my next few posts.

We had mixed weather through the week.  At the beginning, as you will see, it was very rainy and grey.  This made the spectacular countryside all the more dramatic, particularly through the wonderful Glencoe.

Here is a short video taken from the car to show you what I mean.  You cannot truly get the sense of majesty from this, but I hope it gives you at least an idea of this stunning part of the Highlands.  The view of the white farmhouse at the end certainly gives a sense of scale…

Another highlight of the journey from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye is Eilean Donan Castle.  This is a beautiful spot – a magical setting for this lovely 13th Century Scottish Castle.


And finally, for this post, here is a picture of the bridge from the mainland to Skye.  It is always a great feeling to reach this point after some 5 hours of travelling (including a couple of short stops).  And an even better feeling to travel over it on to the island.


More tomorrow… 😀


16 thoughts on “A Scottish Journey

  1. Beautiful even in grey weather. I was doing a tour of Scotland with my sister in 1988 with backpacks and Youth hostels. From Kilmarnock round the coast to Thurso up to the Orkneys and down the other coast to Kelso , Melrose etc. We have seen many castles and really much of Scotland. It was so great I never forget that. We did go to Glencoe too. Scotland has such beauty and amazing country side.

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    1. That sounds like a truly epic and wonderful trip – I can see why it remains so memorable 🙂

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  2. It is good to see it all again, Liz.

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  3. What a wonderful holiday! Looking forward to your next posts’

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  4. We went to Glencoe when we were in Scotland a few years ago and it was so moody and beautiful–it matched its dramatic history! The next trip to Scotland will take us to Skye and the Outer Hebrides!

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    1. Perfect places to visit – when will that trip be, Kerry?


      1. Well, I’m not sure–the tentative plan is for next autumn, probably September, but it depends on many things . . . like the availability of the cat sitter!

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      2. Sounds perfect – that will be out of the midge season, so very wise.


  5. Wonderful video. I am touring a little of Scotland, too, thanks to my current book, Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary. http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/content/persephoneforum/persephone-book-no-53-lady-rose-and-mrs-memmary/ Apparently the home setting is on the Fife Coast not far from Edinburgh; I am loving it.

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    1. That story looks great, and yes Fife is opposite Edinburgh on the coast of the Firth of Forth. We can see it as part of the view from our front windows! 🙂

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  6. I loved your video Liz! Many of the glens are wide and flat so driving along them is quite easy and the mountains look so imposing too. Just the place to start reading ‘Waverley’!

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