I fell a little bit in love with Scotland when I first visited in 2010 and that was further cemented during a number of holidays there in 2016 (read more here, here and here). There was just something about the rugged scenery, stone houses and unique accent that really captured my imagination.
As a result I’ve developed a soft soft for books, movies and shows based in Scotland and my current favourite is Shetland…
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Sometimes you stumble across places that not only amaze you while you’re there, but linger in your memory in the weeks and months afterwards.
For me one such place is the Huisinis Gateway on the Isle of Harris – a very special camping ground Adam and I stayed at during our road trip through Scotland last year (read more here and here).
The site had opened only weeks before our visit and we took a gamble going, but I now feel so incredibly lucky to have been one of the first people to have stayed at this wonderful spot…
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The Isle of Skye is a very special part of Scotland. It’s easily accessible from the mainland, but once you drive over that bridge you’re transported to an island that’s completely different to any other I’ve visited.
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For the majority of the year, Adam and I talked about doing a big road trip through northern Scotland. I’d developed a real soft spot for the country during my first visit to the U.K. in 2010 and Adam had seen glimpses of it through numerous work trips, but had never had the opportunity to explore it properly.
We managed quite a few trips north (see here and here) but never into the Highlands where we longed to go. Adam had a huge desire to give sleeping in our beloved Volvo XC70, Bjorn, a go so in late November we packed up the car and headed north.
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I first visited Glasgow back in 2010. I saw the CBD briefly from a bus and then spent an uncomfortable night in a cheap hotel near the airport. Needless to say, I don’t have any enduring fond memories of Scotland’s largest city.
Last week I found myself back in Glasgow, albeit for 36 hours. This time around I was determined to see the ‘real’ Glasgow…
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It’s been cool, wet and windy across much of the U.K. over the last few days but I haven’t minded at all, because Adam and I have been hiding in a little cottage in Scotland.
It was one of those spur of the moment getaways. We both had a clear spot in our calendars and decided a few peaceful days in a glorious setting was just what we needed.
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