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Western Isles Holiday – South Uist – part 3 – Loch Eynort and a day trip to North Uist and Berneray (via Benbecula and Grimsay)

If you missed part 1 and part 2 you may want to see those first. When we were on the ferry to Barra we were chatting to a guy who recommend we visit Loch Eynort. He told us about a man who has planted a woodland and that it was a good place to spot… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – South Uist – part 3 – Loch Eynort and a day trip to North Uist and Berneray (via Benbecula and Grimsay)

Western Isles Holiday – South Uist – part 2 – Crazy weather day and a day trip to Barra and Vatersay

Following on from yesterday’s post, I thought I’d talk about a day on South Uist where we had the craziest weather and our day trip to the Isles of Barra and Vatersay. If you missed that post you may want to read that first. On Tuesday we headed to Loch Druidibeag, South Uist. On our… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – South Uist – part 2 – Crazy weather day and a day trip to Barra and Vatersay

Western Isles Holiday – South Uist and Eriskay – part 1

The Western Isles or Outer Hebrides is a chain of 6 main islands (Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra) plus some smaller isles. These sit off the North West Coast of Scotland. Gaelic is the first language on these islands but signs are all in Gaelic then English. I found a map… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – South Uist and Eriskay – part 1

Pier Cottage, Kingairloch Estate, Scotland

Well I am hopeless! I thought I’d written a blog post about this trip we did in December 2022, but nope, I was mistaken. So I shall make up for that now and tell you about the area, the cottage and what we saw. Kingairloch is a coastal Highland Estate in Scotland. They have the… Continue reading Pier Cottage, Kingairloch Estate, Scotland

50th Birthday Trip part 4 – Loch Lomond

Part 1 link, Part 2 link and Part 3 link Sunday 5th June – We travelled across from Gleneagles to Drymen, near Loch Lomond. My husband had booked us into a fabulous Glamping Cabin, called Elysium, which was amazing. It had an outside seating area, outside woodburning stove and even an outside bathtub! Inside the… Continue reading 50th Birthday Trip part 4 – Loch Lomond

50th Birthday Trip part 3 – Glasgow and Gleneagles

Part 1 link and Part 2 link Friday 3rd June – I was an hour late leaving Susan’s to head to Glasgow, but the traffic wasn’t too bad so my husband, who had caught the train down to meet me, didn’t have to wait too long. He went to the pub so it wasn’t a… Continue reading 50th Birthday Trip part 3 – Glasgow and Gleneagles

Western Isles Holiday – Isle of Lewis – part 3 inc a return to the Isle of Harris and visit to Great Bernera

If you missed part 1 or part 2 you may want to check those first. On Thursday we had a more relaxed day and less driving time. I was feeling quite exhausted and my sinus issue and cough are still hanging around from when I had Covid. In our unofficial quest to tick off as… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – Isle of Lewis – part 3 inc a return to the Isle of Harris and visit to Great Bernera

Western Isles Holiday – Isle of Lewis – part 2 incl Isle of Harris

Following on from yesterday’s part 1 post… On Tuesday we headed down to the Isle of Harris. Now it’s a little confusing because Lewis and Harris are on the same island. To me it looks like the flatter, peat bog area has been called Lewis and the mountains and miles of huge boulders has been… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – Isle of Lewis – part 2 incl Isle of Harris

Western Isles Holiday – Isle of Lewis – part 1

Way back in April 2019 we found a holiday cottage on the Isle of Lewis that looked to be in a gorgeous location but it was fully booked for that year so we booked for March 2020. Little did we know a global pandemic would have us move the holiday so many times. Finally last… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – Isle of Lewis – part 1

Loch Fyne Holiday

Before I get started on our holiday I wanted to talk about how Scotland is divided up into areas. The area I live in is the Highlands, but within that I also live in an area called Ross-shire and within that a town. The area we visited is called “Argyll and Bute”. Now Bute is… Continue reading Loch Fyne Holiday