A Nostalgic Day at Den Finella

Since the day I learned there was a waterfall called Den Finella I have been determined to visit. Growing up as a “Finella” was quite a unique experience. I was always the only Finella in my class, my school and usually my town. I was never able to walk into a shop and find aContinue reading “A Nostalgic Day at Den Finella”

Walking The Great Glen Way in Winter

The Great Glen way is a 79-mile-long distance walking trail that stretches from Fort William to Inverness. It follows the diagonal fault line that naturally splits the highlands in half! While it isn’t as famous as its southern counterpart, the West Highland Way, it still has some truly beautiful stretches and memorable sections. After completingContinue reading “Walking The Great Glen Way in Winter”

13 of Scotland’s Scariest Places (That will send shivers down your spine)

Scotland can be a very spooky place. If you are searching for a scary or ghostly experience, you are in the right country! In the last year we have discovered some sinister and terrifying sites. From the Scottish borders right up to the Highlands and Islands. Scotland is rich in history, and we love aContinue reading “13 of Scotland’s Scariest Places (That will send shivers down your spine)”

Swimming at the Fabled Fingal’s Cave

About six miles west of the Isle of Mull lies the magical island of Staffa. This island is home to the most dramatic and famous cave in Scotland. With its remarkably symmetrical basalt columns, arched roof, and otherworldly appearance, Fingal’s Cave is a unique and enchanting place to visit. To Swim or not to SwimContinue reading “Swimming at the Fabled Fingal’s Cave”

The Dava Way in a Day

Earlier this year some friends and I decided to challenge ourselves by walking the Dava Way in one day! The Dava Way stretches 24 miles from Grantown-on-Spey near the mountainous Cairngorms to the former royal borough of Forres in Moray.  The trail follows a disused Highland Railway Line through changing landscapes of woodland to desolateContinue reading “The Dava Way in a Day”

Beautiful Tiree: The Hawaii of the North

The beautiful Scottish island of Tiree is often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the north”.  It is the most westerly island in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides and requires around a 4-hour ferry ride from Oban. Not only does Tiree have miles of shimmering white sand, but thanks to the gulf stream, Tiree experiences more hoursContinue reading “Beautiful Tiree: The Hawaii of the North”

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”

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”

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”

Hermit’s Castle: The Smallest Castle in Scotland

Achmelvich has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Most people are usually too distracted by its white sand and green water to further explore its shores. Sadly, the vast majority of visitors to Achmelvich will leave the area completely oblivious to the fact that they just missed outContinue reading “Hermit’s Castle: The Smallest Castle in Scotland”