December 2023
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Celebrating Christmas in Edinburgh and Hogmanay near Glencoe!!!

Never did I dream that one day we could be in Edinburgh for Christmas and in the neighbourhood of Glencoe to celebrate Hogmanay! Many thanks to our dear children and family who have made this dream come true and have offered us an absolutely wonderful trip to Scotland for my birthday… nothing could have made […]

Scotiana’s favourite places on North Coast 500: Inverness…

In 2015, to attract more visitors to the most northern part of the Scottish Highlands and to stimulate local trade and cultural activities, the North Highland Initiative (NHI), set up by Prince Charles, decided to launch the NC500 road (North Coast 500) . Hardly had it been created that, in 2015, the new touring road, […]

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, […]

Walking to Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye

Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland ©

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.