Argyll, Scotland

Sea air, scenery and seafood: a winter break in Oban with Hostelling Scotland

Our 2022 travels got off to a flying start then Covid struck, confining me to the house for ten days. Miraculously Mr G dodged the contagious lurgy and a stint of house arrest. By the time my quarantine ended I was stir crazy. Luckily, freedom day coincided with a planned winter break in Oban, where… Continue reading Sea air, scenery and seafood: a winter break in Oban with Hostelling Scotland

Highlands, Scotland

48 hours in Dornoch: whisky, wellbeing and a Highland winter wonderland

The strapline on Visit Dornoch’s website reads ‘Dornoch, you can do it all from here’. And they’re not wrong, as we discovered on an immersive short break in the pretty Highland town. Dornoch's golf course is well-known and frequently ranks amongst the best in the world. There's more to Dornoch than golf though. To showcase… Continue reading 48 hours in Dornoch: whisky, wellbeing and a Highland winter wonderland

Argyll, Scotland

A relaxing hotel break in Argyll – Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges, Loch Awe

As winter approaches and the daylight hours shorten, I love nothing better than spending a day outdoors, rambling in the crisp, cool air, followed by a cosy night cooried inside with good food, wine and company. I recently did just that on a relaxing hotel break in Argyll with my two favourite boys. Our base… Continue reading A relaxing hotel break in Argyll – Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges, Loch Awe

Falkirk, Scotland

Exploring Falkirk, Bo’ness and beyond – a two day itinerary

You may remember me whisking you off on a virtual tour of Falkirk last September. It was a fun trip, so we were delighted when Visit Falkirk invited us back to see more. This time, we'd spend a couple of days exploring Falkirk, Bo'ness and beyond. Day 1 - exploring Falkirk, Bo'ness and beyond The ship that… Continue reading Exploring Falkirk, Bo’ness and beyond – a two day itinerary

Borders, Scotland

Floors Castle and Gardens: a day trip to the Scottish Borders

We were recently invited to visit Floors Castle and Gardens in the Scottish Borders. Floors Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Roxburghe. It’s Scotland’s largest inhabited castle. With me being a history geek, Mr G a connoisseur of soup and sandwiches and the boy a lover of good walks, Floors Castle and… Continue reading Floors Castle and Gardens: a day trip to the Scottish Borders