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    Places of interest in Kintyre: Saddell Abbey & Castle

    In Norse, Saddell means “sandy valley” and the ruins of Saddell Abbey are situated in this lovely and quiet glen where the Saddell Water flows into the Kilbrannan Sound on the east coast of Kintyre. The beauty of the landscape around, the ruined abbey echoing times long past and the remarkable collection of medieval slabs […]

    Scotiana’s Best Places in Scotland: Kintyre…

    The Kintyre peninsula is one of our favourite places in Scotland. We went there twice in May 2004 and June 2015 and its very name conjures up many unforgettable memories.

    Kintyre road sign © 2004 Scotiana

    It’s quite possible to visit the Kintyre peninsula in a one-day trip and we did it but, if […]

    Walking to Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye

    Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland © Scotiana.com

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s cousin, David Alan Stevenson worked on twenty-six (26) Scottish lighthouses during his career. Among them, near Glendale, is one of Scotland’s most famous, the Neist Point lighthouse on the Duirinish peninsula, the most westerly point of the Isle of Skye.

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    Islay Day 3: Bowmore, Kildalton cross, Ardberg, Port Ellen

    It was our last day in Islay and we had planned to visit a number of places: Bowmore, Kildalton Church and Cross, Ardveg Distillery, Port Ellen… the Oa peninsula… too many places for a single day! But the weather was nice and we set off early in the morning, leaving Port Charlotte and passing once […]

    Islay Day 2: Sailing off to Jura and back to Gruinart Bay

     

    On our second day in Islay we had planned to take the little blue ferry at Port Askaig to go to Jura, a wild island which lies only 800m off Islay. After visiting the Isle of Jura distillery, we intended to follow the single track A 846 up to the end of the road […]