Argyll, Scotland

A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Many moons ago I stayed at a fabulous hotel on the shore of Loch Awe. Taychreggan Hotel had a reputation for fine dining, great service and stunning views. The 300-year-old hotel had started life as a drovers inn, and although it had gone upmarket, it had retained its old world charm. Fast forward a number… Continue reading A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Ayrshire, Scotland

Scotland off the beaten track – a spotlight on Kilmaurs

One of the things I love about writing this Scottish travel blog, is discovering Scotland off the beaten track. Tourists often arrive in Edinburgh or Glasgow, then head north to popular visitor destination like Glencoe and Skye. And while there's nothing wrong with visiting those places, they're not representative of Scotland as a whole. If… Continue reading Scotland off the beaten track – a spotlight on Kilmaurs

Highlands, Scotland

A weekend of walks in the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park was one of the places I found myself longing for during lockdown. We usually spend quite a bit of time in the park, so not setting foot in it for months was hard. When travel restrictions were lifted in Scotland at the beginning of July, we started planning a couple of… Continue reading A weekend of walks in the Cairngorms National Park

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

Argyll, Scotland

The Pierhouse Hotel, Port Appin – a wee hotel with a big reputation

I've wanted to stay at The Pierhouse Hotel, Port Appin for a long time now, so I was delighted when they invited us to pay them a visit. The wee hotel with a big reputation recently became part of hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray's 'The Wee Hotel Company', together with the highly-acclaimed Three Chimneys on Skye.… Continue reading The Pierhouse Hotel, Port Appin – a wee hotel with a big reputation