Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Isle of Rum – having a whale of a time in the Small Isles

In this blog I'm going to transport you to the Isle of Rum for another armchair tour of Scotland. The Isle of Rum, is the largest of a group of Scottish islands known as the Small Isles, located in the inner Hebrides. Rum is 9 miles long and 8 miles wide and has a population of… Continue reading Isle of Rum – having a whale of a time in the Small Isles

Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Isle of Tiree – my top things to see and do

I love a Scottish island escape. What's not to love about beautiful beaches, blissful solitude, friendly locals, native wildlife, fascinating history and delicious food, fresh from Scotland's bountiful natural larder. In my last post I shared the fabulous Isle of Colonsay with you. This time I'm taking you back to the Inner Hebrides to share… Continue reading Isle of Tiree – my top things to see and do

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Isle of Colonsay – exploring a Hebridean gem

While the planet battles an invisible foe, travel has rightly been put on hold. Now, more than ever, we need a little escapism. Luckily, the world is our virtual oyster. Call me biased, but I can think of nowhere better for a spot of armchair tourism than Scotland. So, grab yourself a coffee (or something… Continue reading Isle of Colonsay – exploring a Hebridean gem

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Isle of Iona – an idyllic island break

Many moons ago (during the summer of 96 ) I graduated from the University of Edinburgh after four years of partying, punctuated with frantic bouts of study. A large chunk of my studies had been devoted to Scottish history. Through those studies I became fascinated with the Isle of Iona. A few weeks after graduating,… Continue reading Isle of Iona – an idyllic island break

Highlands, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

An unforgettable camping adventure with WildTrax – Beyond Limits

The last time I "embraced" (note the sarcastic use of punctuation) camping and slept in a tent, Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and the movie ‘Big’ was wowing cinema audiences. To say I hated the experience doesn't even begin to describe the loathing I felt for canvas, tent pegs, billy cans, and silly wee stoves.… Continue reading An unforgettable camping adventure with WildTrax – Beyond Limits