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  • John o' GroatsNorth to John o' Groats it was! Followed the coast through flat green pastures and steep rocky hills along a fairly good road to our days destination. Not far North we made a stop at Golspie where there is Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 3, 2013
  • North to Dornoch Found a lovely BnB 'Craigerne House' at Newtonmore just west of the highway on the way to Inverness and had a reasonable sleep. The curtains didn't keep out all the light and it felt like the sun didn't really set! Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 3, 2013
  • Glasgow Day 5 - Merchant City Architectural Walk While there's little doubt that Glasgow is small compare to Paris. Sure, London, Paris or even the smaller cousin city Edinburgh has many more buildings that are far grander. Glasgow is therefore quantitatively inferior than either Edinburgh or Paris, but Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 16, 2013
  • Glasgow Day 1 - Teppanyaki restaurantFraser Suites locates in an area of Glasgow called the 'Merchant City'. Today this area is promoted as a leisure area with restaurants, bars, residences, and hotels. Merchant shipping and and later ship building did much for the growth of Glasgow. Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 12, 2013
  • Simson's of Cairney Hill Left 'Willow Court' at about 8:30am after breakfast and a chat with the rally drivers who also stayed overnight. They didn't have much success and didn't elaborate on the expensive breakdown of their vehicle.. Made a bee line for Cairney Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
  • Return to JedburghJoel's birthday! Poor old bugger is getting more grey now. We were planning on heading north, after exploring Oxnam, Bloodylaws and Morebattle, which are places that pop up for births, deaths and marriages for the Simson's, but returned to Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
  • JedburghLeft Lancaster and crossed into Scotland at Canonbie. Saw a roadside mobile kitchen selling burgers and haggis! Welcome to Scotland! Headed for Galashiels to the Borders Family History Society, as we discovered they only open to the public on Thursdays. Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
  • Stirling EffortsTry as we might, we couldn't drink enough whiskey to ensure that Nessie made an appearance. We used Loch Ness as a base to visit Cawdor Castle, a 14th century home still lived in today. Legend has it that Posted by sandjharvey in Our Gap Year | Jun 1, 2013
  • Some local happeningsIt’s been a more routine two weeks for Moo and I with work and school. Some exciting things have happened at School, however. Madeleine got a certificate at school assembly for ‘Settling into a new school easily’. So this was Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 26, 2013
  • Nimrods, Setters, Dancing and TossingThe Highland Games season has started and Moo and I were there to see it in. The first games today were at Gordon Castle at Fochabers about 1.5 hours NW of Peterculter. Set in lovely castle grounds and mud (it Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 19, 2013
  • Well PlaidFrom Oban, with one of us pessimistically and unnecessarily doped up with sea-sickness tablets, we embarked on a perfectly smo Posted by sandjharvey in Our Gap Year | May 18, 2013
  • Moo saw a Moose!We all did. Well it wasn’t a difficult task really. The moose wondered through the back yard after feeding behind Mats and Lollos house for a little while. Then it traipsed through the front yard on its way to the Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 16, 2013
  • Mulling it OverWe were last heard from taking the high road into Scotland but what we omitted to say was that we ended up not far from the "Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond". We saw these in misty rainy conditions, and Posted by sandjharvey in Our Gap Year | May 10, 2013
  • The best icecream EVER Well, we have just had 3 days in a row of 20° C. Fantastic. “A bit hot” says Moo. We have had lots of sunshine since we have been here, but it has been cool. However, the weather has certainly Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 7, 2013
  • Edinburgh Day 2 - Rosslyn ChapelWe took the bus 15A at a stop not far from the Scott Monument on Princess St. We bought a Day Pass for £3.50 (the adult single bus fare for Roslyn is £1.50. We may as well buy the Day Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 21, 2013
  • Edinburgh Wins by a Royal Mile[float=left][/float]We left the higher latitudes (around 58 degrees) to head to the cultural and political capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. As we headed south a Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | May 2, 2013
  • Meall a' Bhuachaille Route: The All Weather Trail[float=left][/float]Today we went for yet another hike in Cairngorms National Park, this one was in Glenmore Forest Park. The walk its Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | May 1, 2013
  • Will, Rob and Stirling – the centre of Scotland. We spent the weekend down at Stirling learning all about why this place plays such an important part in Scotland’s history. At the heart of it is a big castle, a bridge, a few battlefields and two characters called William Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | Apr 30, 2013
  • The Divine Bovine[float=left][/float] My main goal today was not to find the sustenance that would assuage my particular current food cravings, although that was acc Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Apr 30, 2013
  • Glencoe[float=left][/float]We didn't do a whole lot today besides travel. It was going to be a five hour drive, and we headed out early in order to get to our destination Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Apr 30, 2013
  • Staying HomeToday we decided to have a stay home day, one of the reasons being we didn't get up until about 9:30. We were all up for the idea as we felt we had done some exploring and outdoorsy things the Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Apr 28, 2013
  • The Highlands and the Lowlands[float=left][/float]Having been in Dublin for four days and another two in Blackpool, we were yearning for a foray into more n Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Apr 27, 2013
  • Lake District Detour[float=left][/float]We left Blackpool in the sun, eager to move on to new haunts. We had some time before we needed to check into our first Scottish accommoda Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Apr 26, 2013
  • Answers to questions It looks like I need to answer some of your questions 1) Neeps are swedes (the vegetable, not the country folk from Sweden) 2) Our apartment is nice and warm - although the heating is not needed as much now that the Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | Apr 23, 2013
  • Whisky How to buy a whisky Also from Erik The Scots love their whisky. It is so much part of their recent history (since about the 1800’s) and culture – when you drive around the harsh landscape with the cold damp conditions, Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | Apr 21, 2013
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