The Shocking Inverness Murder of David Cumming

A 19th century gravestone describes the violent Inverness murder of David Cumming.  Read on to learn about the fate of this highland lad!

Island Hopping the Wonderful Western Isles

The Western Isles have long been a place I have been drawn to visit. From Eriskay’s wild ponies to Barra’s rare tidal beach airport, to the truly breath-taking beaches of Harris.  It is a magical cluster of islands that we just needed to explore further. Our island-hopping route through the Western Isles was as follows. Continue reading “Island Hopping the Wonderful Western Isles”

19 NE250 Road Trip Stops

The North East 250 is a 250 mile road trip covering parts of Moray, Aberdeenshire, Speyside and the Cairngorms. The NE250 route takes you past the spectacular coastlines of northern Moray and Aberdeenshire, the majestic castles of Braemar, beautiful Cairngorm scenery, and the famous distilleries of Speyside’s whisky trail. We completed this road trip overContinue reading “19 NE250 Road Trip Stops”

The Wonderful World of Crawick Multiverse

The site of Crawick Multiverse was once a sprawling open cast coalmine. Thanks to the imagination of Charles Jencks and the generosity of the landowner the barren site was transformed into a work of art. The imprint of the mine provided an interesting space for the artist to work with. However, the reformation of theContinue reading “The Wonderful World of Crawick Multiverse”

Dunlichity Graveyard and the Marks of the Jacobite

About 20 minutes outside of Inverness lies Dunlichity graveyard and church. This relatively unknown graveyard is steeped in Scottish history. Dunlichity still bears the scars of hundreds of years of war and conflict. The walls are marked by the Jacobite’s swords, and the graves are peppered with 19th century bullet holes. It truly is aContinue reading “Dunlichity Graveyard and the Marks of the Jacobite”

The Darker Side of the Isle of Skye

Skye is famous for its breath-taking scenery, green tinged pools and spectacular mountain range.  Every year thousands of tourists flock to marvel in its magic and beauty. However, there is a darker side to Skye that many remain unaware of.  A bloodthirsty history that once turned the rivers and land blood red. The Cauldron ofContinue reading “The Darker Side of the Isle of Skye”

Exploring Old and New Slains Castle

Slains castle is an impressive ruin built on the precipice of Cruden Bay’s dramatic cliff edge.  The ruin itself is a maze of corridors, rooms, halls and towers.  A spectacular imprint of the grand castle that once was. Slains castle (Or new Slains castle) has been reconstructed many times since its construction in 1597 byContinue reading “Exploring Old and New Slains Castle”

Allt Daraich Hidden Waterfall and Pool (Skye)

Looking for a quieter alternative to the Fairy Pools in Skye? These waterfalls and pools are every bit as magical as their more famous neighbours, and their lack of notability makes them a more peaceful location. Due to their relative obscurity we were able to spend the full day here without being disturbed. The nearbyContinue reading “Allt Daraich Hidden Waterfall and Pool (Skye)”

Spar Cave – A hidden gem on the Isle of Skye

If you like a true adventure, then the 80-metre-deep, spectacular Spar Cave is for you!  The cave can only be accessed at low tide so it’s essential to properly plan your visit. Spar Cave doesn’t have information boards, signs, rails or steps like most of the other tourist attractions on Skye.  This makes it allContinue reading “Spar Cave – A hidden gem on the Isle of Skye”

The Pirate’s Graveyard and Ancient Crypt

The ‘Pirate’s Graveyard’ is an ancient and fascinating graveyard sitting on a hill in the quaint village of Cromarty. The locals gave the graveyard this nickname due to the skull and cross bone decorations.  Its real name is St Regulus’ Graveyard. History of The Pirate’s Graveyard The Pirate’s Graveyard has a variety of seventeenth- andContinue reading “The Pirate’s Graveyard and Ancient Crypt”