Highlands, Scotland

Torridon Youth Hostel: Hostelling in the Scottish Highlands

In my last blog I featured a family break at Hostelling Scotland’s Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel. This time I’m sharing another of their fabulous Wester Ross hostels - Torridon Youth Hostel. Mr G, the boy and I spent a weekend there after our Gairloch gathering. Torridon was the first Hostelling Scotland accommodation we stayed at together… Continue reading Torridon Youth Hostel: Hostelling in the Scottish Highlands

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

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

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

Highlands, Scotland

North Coast 500 – Things to do in Lochinver (and beyond)

Today, I'm whisking you off on an armchair tour of the North West Highlands. It's an area popular with tourists thanks to the North Coast 500 (NC500), but many rush round the route without lingering long enough to fully appreciate what this spectacular corner of Scotland has to offer. I love the NC500 - we… Continue reading North Coast 500 – Things to do in Lochinver (and beyond)