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The long, winding road to Dornie may seem never-ending, but when you finally turn round that last bend and you catch your first glimpse of the timeless beauty of Eilean Donan Castle sitting perfectly placed at the point where Loch Long, Loch Duich, and Loch Alsh meet, you know it was worth the journey.

Published in Personal Blogs

On Tuesday the 19th of February, we sent our reporter Lori McFarlane and her husband S. (and their baby son) to the Cairngorms of Scotland to feature the area. She stayed in Kingussie and made a point of visiting the Highland Wildlife Park, the CairnGorm Mountain and ate out at 2 local establishments; the Silverfjord Hotel and the Auld Alliance Hotel and Restaurant.

Published in Featurettes

When I heard there were actual, real-life polar bears at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig (near Aviemore), my inner six-year-old sort of burst out in squeal of glee.  I must see these polar bears. Now.

Published in Personal Blogs
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:03


This Halloween event is organised by the Highland Council, especially by Gerry Reynolds, and delivered by Eden Court Theatre, Arts in Motion and Fireworx Scotland.

Published in Personal Blogs
Monday, 30 April 2012 13:24

Mar Lodge Estate

Mar Lodge Estate occupies nearly 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covering in total 29,380 hectares of some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK.

Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:01

Kintail & Morvich

A magnificent stretch of West Highland scenery - the estate includes the Falls of Glomach and the Five Sisters of Kintail. There is a countryside centre at Morvich Farm, off the A87, which is the best access point to the mountains. Red deer, eagles and other wildlife can be seen in abundance.

Published in Interesting Places
Monday, 23 May 2011 13:26

Volcanic Ash is on its Way

Volcanic Ash is making its way over to Scotland again and if its anything like last year we will be in for a lot of travel disruption. For this reason I think that if you can, holiday at home and in particular Scotland. You will be amazed at how versatile Scotland is - We aren't just a country of hills and Nessie, there is so much more.
Published in Our Views
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:47

Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the Scottish Highlands, at the south west end of Loch Ness. The village has a population of around 646 (2001); its economy is heavily reliant on tourism.

Until the early 18th century the settlement was called Kiliwhimin, and the Gaelic name for the modern village is still Cill Chuimein. It was renamed 'Fort Augustus' after the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715. The accepted etymology is that the settlement was originally named after Saint Cummein of Iona who built a church there. Other suggestions are that it was originally called Ku Chuimein after one of two abbots of Iona of the Comyn clan, whose badge Lus mhic Chuimein refers to the cumin plant, or that it was called Cill a' Chuimein ("Comyn's Burialplace") after the last Comyn in Lochaber.
Published in Towns and Cities
Friday, 10 December 2010 23:52

Hillwalking and Scrambling in Scotland

In the British Isles, especially in Scotland, the terms hillwalking or fellwalking are commonly used to describe the recreational outdoor activity of walking on hills and mountains, often with the intention of visiting their summits. This can include activities which might be referred to as hiking, backpacking or mountaineering elsewhere, covering terrain which can include terrain such as mountains, high moorland, remote passes and coastal walks.

Scotland offers a wide variety of ascents, from gentle rolling lowland hills to some very exposed routes in the moorlands and mountains. The term climbing is used for the activity of tackling the more technically difficult ways of getting up hills involving rock climbing while "hillwalking" refers to the easier routes.