Loch Ossian Youth Hostel & Corrour Station
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by Kay
6M ago
Loch Ossian Youth Hostel This blog post captures the beauty of the remote Highlands, the joy of female friendships and the highlights of time spent at a very special youth hostel. These are my fond memories, plus all the essential need-to-knows, about Loch Ossian Youth Hostel and Corrour Station. This post was written as part of a paid campaign with Hostelling Scotland As the train slowly pulls away from the lonely station, it carries with it an invisible cargo of whatever stress, anxiety and overstimulation you arrived with. The platform acts as a portal into a world of wild scenery, divine ..read more
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My Top 10+ Things to do in Ullapool
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by Kay
7M ago
My Favourite Things to do in Ullapool I went to Ullapool in search of seaside calm, delicious scran and slow adventure. I found all of these things, and part of myself, too. This blog was written as part of a paid campaign with Hostelling Scotland The once quiet fishing village of Ullapool is now a popular and widely-known tourist destination, predominately mentioned as the port and gateway to Lewis & Harris, as well as a stop on the North Coast 500 road-trip route and the challenge long-distance walk, The Cape Wrath Trail. You know what I think? Ullapool deserves recognition all on its ..read more
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Scottish Borders: Beautiful Towns & Villages to Explore
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by Kay
9M ago
Beautiful Borders Towns & Villages This post was written as part of a paid campaign with Scotland Starts Here When it comes to popular tourism destinations, the Borders is Scotland’s greatest underdog. As the name suggests, the region claims part of the border between Scotland and England, a dramatic section of east coast between England and East Lothian, and lots of rolling rural landscapes, historic towns and pretty villages in between.  While The Borders’ position on the map, south of Edinburgh, means that it is very easy to reach from the city, the region is still often overlooked ..read more
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Not your Average NC500 Road-Trip Itinerary
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10M ago
This is a NC500 road-trip itinerary with a twist. Three pals in their thirties, six days, two hostels, a pod and a bothan. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t cover the full route, but stick with me. Written as part of a paid blog campaign with Scottish Hostels. All adventures in Scotland have magical, therapeutic powers but a road-trip with pals should be available on prescription. Escaping the demands of daily life to spend time in great company, with whom you can be completely yourself, is an experience not to be underestimated. Armed with a playlist of nostalgic tunes and backpacks stuffed with pick ..read more
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My Top 10 Things to Do in Fort William
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10M ago
My Favourite Things to do in Fort William After many short stops over the years, I spent two nights in Fort William in the snowy throws of winter to prove that the town has something to offer all year round. This blog was written as part of a paid campaign with Fort William 365 Fort William is one of the best-known destinations in the Scottish Highlands, famed as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, the home of Ben Nevis, and featured in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander stories. I have passed through Fort William countless times over the years, both as a tour guide back in the day, and on my travel blo ..read more
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Lossiemouth Travel Guide
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1y ago
Lossiemouth: Top Tips & Things to Do There’s more to Lossiemouth than meets the eye. I’m talking beaches, woodland, historic cottages, a lighthouse, a brewery, sunrise over the river, jets in the sky, and local eateries which stay open all-year round. These are my top things to do in Lossiemouth, including where to eat, where to stay and why I have a soft spot for this town. Let’s go to Lossie! This blog was written as part of a paid campaign with Visit Lossiemouth Getting to know Lossiemouth I first set my eyes upon East Beach, glowing under the midday sun, on a quick stop in the town du ..read more
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Glencoe in Winter: Top 10 Reasons to Visit
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1y ago
Discover Glencoe in Winter When winter casts its spell upon Glencoe, lots of magical things happen; colours shift on the landscape, crowds, busy traffic and midges disappear, and there’s every chance the mountains will undergo a snowy makeover. Everything slows down, but there are more than enough businesses still open to provide hot meals, cosy lodgings, gift shopping and winter activities: lots of them are dog-friendly too! Can I inspire you to visit Glencoe in winter? This blog was written as part of a paid campaign with Discover Glencoe. 1) Glencoe wears winter very well The Highlands are ..read more
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Helensburgh: Top Things to Do & Reasons to Visit
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1y ago
Helensburgh: Why you Should visit this Seaside Town In this post, I share my top things to do in Helensburgh, as well as public transport routes, where to stay and the best time of year to visit. This was written as part of a paid campaign with Destination Helensburgh. Helensburgh is a Victorian resort town at the gateway to scenic Argyll with lots of interesting quirks and qualities: mountains on the horizon, a shipwreck in the Firth, charming architecture, fascinating connections to the past, and the type of foodie scene you’d expect to find in the city. I have passed through Helensburgh man ..read more
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Road to the Isles: Destination Guide
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1y ago
Adventure on Road to the Isles This post was written as part of a paid campaign with Road to the Isles, covering all my favourite things to do, my top tips for visiting, how to travel responsibly and why this area is perfect for a cosy autumn/winter escape. Road to the Isles is far more than just a scenic drive. This stunningly beautiful 43-mile route is a voyage through wild landscapes and undulating Highland heights before reaching the coast, in pursuit of the most heavenly white sand beaches. The road brings together a series of truly iconic and breathtakingly bonnie destinations, so regar ..read more
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Isle of Mull: The Ultimate Guide + Travel Inspiration
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by Kay
1y ago
Practical Info + Things to do on Mull Looking for things to do, places to eat and answers to your FAQs on the Isle of Mull? I’ve covered everything you need to know in this post. I hope it brings you lots of inspiration if you haven’t need to Mull, or brings back happy memories if you have. This blog was written as part of a paid campaign with Visit Mull & Iona to promote these ‘Wild Isles’. The Isle of Mull is island perfection. In hardly any time at all, you can wave goodbye to the touristy bustle of Oban and grace the shores of an extinct volcano. The jagged, natural skyline of Mull ma ..read more
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