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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

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Exploring the Galloway Forest Park (and beyond) – from lockdown to Loch Doon

Scotland's self-catering accommodation was given the green light to reopen on 3rd July - woo hoo. As soon as we heard the news, we started checking out accommodation for an impromptu trip to celebrate. But where to? We love the South of Scotland, especially in and around the Galloway Forest Park. We love glamping too,… Continue reading Exploring the Galloway Forest Park (and beyond) – from lockdown to Loch Doon

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South West Coast 300 – great Scottish road trips

When the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show invited me to take a motorhome on a road-trip, I jumped at the chance. I'm always up for new adventures, and "wild camping" in a motorhome in January definitely fell into the new adventure category. Most of Scotland's campsites close for winter, so electric hook up probably wouldn't… Continue reading South West Coast 300 – great Scottish road trips

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Trigony House Hotel – a dog friendly gem in Dumfries and Galloway

I love Dumfries and Galloway so I was delighted when I was invited to spend the night at Trigony House Hotel, in the heart of the region. Driving south through rain, mist and low cloud, I feared our day would be spent sightseeing safari park style from the confines of the car! Drumlanrig CastleOur first… Continue reading Trigony House Hotel – a dog friendly gem in Dumfries and Galloway

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Ah, 2016 - it'll long be remembered as the year Scotland had a summer that lasted until early June.  Unheard of since the long, hazy summers of the 1970s.  Mr G is working this weekend, and The Wee White Dug and I are at home mourning the passing of summer.  So, I thought I'd share… Continue reading Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow