A couple of weekends ago, I *finally* made it to my first ever Highland Games! It was at Tomintoul, in Moray I emphasise “finally” as my mum and step-dad go to this every year: my step-dad grew up in Tomintoul and him and mum are patrons of the Games. I am not entirely sure exactly what this means, except… Continue reading Fun and Games in Tomintoul (rhymes with growl…)
On my recent holiday in Sutherland, northern Scotland, after a day exploring just a wee bit of the neighbouring Caithness (not much about that today – I’ll probably write a blog post about that at some point), we were heading back to our holiday cottage near Tongue. Grown Up Boyfriend was driving and, after a… Continue reading Strathy Point – and memories of a weird B&B…
Those of you who follow Let’s Talk Scotland on Facebook will know that I’ve not long returned from a week long holiday staying in Midtown, Melness, Sutherland (hehehe – I love the fact the place is called Midtown – makes it sound like “New Yoik” – whereas, in actual fact, it’s a tiny – and… Continue reading These are Not Just Beaches; these are Sutherland Beaches
(Before I start, a quick note: unlike most of my blog posts, the majority of the photos in this one are not mine – they have been nicked from ‘tinterweb (from sites where you’re allowed to do that – I checked!). The reason for this will become apparent very shortly… – – – Scotland is… Continue reading The Let’s Talk Scotland Guide to Scottish Wildlife (aka how to epically fail to spot it…)
Oban is one of those places I went to a cajillion times as a kid and have very fond memories of. Incidentally, that includes us and our Grannie spotting a drunk guy asleep on the beach. Being pecked by seagulls. In the early afternoon. In the rain. The town – on the west coast in… Continue reading Oban. Oh Man.
As previously explained here, I am not the best at restaurant reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I love food. Actually, that’s an understatement of significant proportions: I’m the sort of person who whilst they are eating a meal is planning the next one. And, I’m not afraid to admit that I do get a… Continue reading Beautiful Food in Beautiful Places – Number 1: The Shorehouse and Handa Island
To the tune of the Prince classic, natch. This post is about the utterly stunning island of Raasay, which lies between the west coast mainland and the Isle of Skye. What. A. Place. Let me start with this: I am completely and totally in love with the Isle of Skye. At last count, I think I’ve… Continue reading “Could you be…the most beautiful isle in the world?”