Highlands, Scotland

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel: six go hostelling in Gairloch

Hostelling Scotland recently invited us to discover the delights of exclusive hostel hire at their Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel in Wester Ross. It sounded like the perfect opportunity for Mr G and I to spend quality time with my daughters Abbie & Murrean (pronounced Murrin, but answers to Mo and Muzzer) and their boyfriends Stephen &… Continue reading Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel: six go hostelling in Gairloch

Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Discover South Scotland: a four day Dumfries & Galloway itinerary

Many visitors to Scotland arrive in Edinburgh or Glasgow and spend a few days in the Central Belt before travelling north to tourist destinations in the Highlands and Islands. Yet, if they took time to discover South Scotland they’d also find hills, lochs, glens, pretty towns and villages, unspoiled beaches, ancient ruins, delicious local food… Continue reading Discover South Scotland: a four day Dumfries & Galloway itinerary

Highlands, Scotland

Five things to do when you Visit Wester Ross

Visit Wester Ross's latest campaign asks “Are you a West Coaster?". The campaign aims to showcase the region through the eyes of the people who live and work there. They hope to encourage visitors to slow down and discover what it means to be a West Coaster. Being on the popular North Coast 500 driving route… Continue reading Five things to do when you Visit Wester Ross

Glasgow, Scotland

A Glasgow city break with Hostelling Scotland

If you've followed this blog for a while, you'll know we're huge fans of Hostelling Scotland. Their accommodation is affordable, clean, comfortable and always slap bang in the middle of Scotland's most scenic locations. To date, our stays with them have been in rural locations or small towns, but that changed recently on a Hostelling Scotland… Continue reading A Glasgow city break with Hostelling Scotland

Highlands, Scotland

Things to do in Dornoch on a winter break

Back in November, we visited Dornoch for the first of two short breaks there. We'd been invited by Visit Dornoch to follow an itinerary of 'Mix and Match' experiences recommended by them. It was a brilliant trip (you can read about it here), so we couldn’t wait to return to discover more fun things to do… Continue reading Things to do in Dornoch on a winter break