Tag Archives: Places to visit

Simply the Best (of the West)

Where else would you find bagpipes, bass guitar, drums and a brass section all sharing the same stage? It has to be a Red Hot Chilli Pipers gig of course! For us this was the high spot of a fun … Continue reading

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Getting into the tourism scene

I really want to be part of the tourism scene, so I have taken a wee job!  For the last few weeks I have been working part time at Inveraray Castle – ancestral home to the Dukes of Argyll and the … Continue reading

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On the Bonnie Bonnie Banks

Will all my travel blogs have a song attached? I wonder. We’re very close to Loch Lomond, and it’s always one of our first stops when we pick up friends from the airport. It’s usually their first glimpse of a … Continue reading

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Fun and (Highland) games

There is nothing that conjures up images of Scotland quite like the sound of pipes and drums, and that was main sound we could hear as we drove into Inveraray today. The highland games season is well underway, and I … Continue reading

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We’ve just come down from the Isle of Skye …

I’m sure you have a song playing in your head now?  Wait until you’ve read this blog, then click on the link at the bottom to hear the full version. Back to Skye.  It’s all work, isn’t it?  Not a … Continue reading

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Let’s hop on our bikes and go to the pub

Seemed like a simple enough suggestion, so off we went, free-wheeling to the Creggans.  The recent showery spell has kept us mostly indoors for a couple of days and we were in need of some fresh air and exercise.  A … Continue reading

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Easter visitors – meet Barnaby, a very well-travelled bear

 A bit like that other bear with the red wellies, Barnaby Bear has been around a bit. His home is with Class 1 at Greenhill Primary School in Wakefield but, whenever possible, he accompanies his classmates and teachers on their … Continue reading

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The first month … storms, drains and automobiles (well tractors, actually)

So, as you already know, we saw the place, couldn’t resist it and moved to Scotland.  We knew it wouldn’t be quite ready for us to move in and might need a few tweaks, so we set up camp in … Continue reading

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