Category Archives: Scotland

Rannoch Moor

“A wearier looking desert a man never saw”. At least that was Robert Louis Stevenson’s view on Rannoch Moor in one of his novels. He probably didn’t visit on a bright and sunny day. Then Rannoch Moor becomes a paradise of heather, peat bogs, lochans and streams, surrounded by spectacular mountains. When I walked through Rannoch Moor on the West Highland Way I thought it was the best part of the entire hike, I couldn’t believe the beauty of the landscape. Continue reading

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Oban

Oban is a small town on the western coast of Scotland with a total population of just over 8000. This number easily triples though during the tourist season. Oban is well known as the “Gateway to the Isles” since it is the departure point for ferries to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and Lismore, as well as to the Outer Hebrides. Continue reading

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Tracing Your Scottish Roots

It is estimated that there are about 40 million people with a Scottish ancestry. People all over the world share Scottish roots, and thanks to the Internet today it is much more feasible to trace these roots back to their origin. Continue reading

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Killin

Killin is a pleasant little village situated at the western head of Loch Tay. It lies right in the centre of Scotland, which means it is close to many places: about 1 ½ hours to Edinburgh, Oban or Fort William, slightly less to Glasgow, and just about an hour to Perth and Stirling. Continue reading

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Beltane Fire Festival

If you happen to be in Edinburgh on the night of 30th April, there is no doubt about what to do. Go to Calton Hill and see the Beltane Fire Festival, one of the top events of the year that will leave you open-mouthed. Continue reading

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Which Stove Should I Use?

When you go camping in Scotland or elsewhere, one of the most important things to bring is a stove. There are several types available on the market, and in this article you will find information about the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Continue reading

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Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby is the authentic story about a dog that became the most famous dog in Scottish history. Although this was more than 150 years ago, the story of this little Skye Terrier is still well known among the Scots. Continue reading

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Princess Street Gardens

Edinburgh is a city full of culture and history. But at the same time, it is a city full of green and open spaces. Imagine stepping out of Marks and Spencers after three hours of shopping frenzy, crossing the road and entering into a world of immaterial green vegetation. That would be you in Princess Stree Gardens! Continue reading

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The Meadows

One of the great things about Edinburgh is its green areas. Princes Street Gardens, Arthur’s Seat or the Meadows: Each area is completely different from the others, yet they are all either in the city centre or in walking distance. In this article I will focus on the Meadows. Continue reading

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Munro Tops

I love climbing Munros and I have just found a few pictures of Munro tops. Naturally, I would like to share them with you. I have already climbed a few of them, but not all of them, and if you would like to add a few comments about the mountains that you know, that would be great. Continue reading

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