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  • Juniper GreenOur first morning after our long flight.I can say we slept really well. Had a quick cuppa then got dressed and had a lovely morning walk along the Waters of Leith at Juniper Green.Grey squirrels running across our path and up Posted by Linda-Richard in Scotland | Apr 18, 2019
  • Scottish Parliament and Calton HillFirst thing in the morning we went to the Scottish Parliament. The building is spectacular and the interior was fabulous. The information inside was also interesting. A couple of interesting facts are that in Scotland you can vote when you Posted by shazeldine in One Month in Europe | Apr 6, 2019
  • Arriving in EdinburghLeaving London we jumped on a train to Newcastle. When we arrived in Newcastle it was 2 degrees so we hired a Renault Captur and drove to Woodhorn Village to see my Great Great Uncle. He told us told us Posted by shazeldine in One Month in Europe | Apr 5, 2019
  • Sad “[i]With Brexit fast approaching (or not?), and massive queues through baggage check and passport control, it’s clear that dream Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 2, 2019
  • July'15 - Scotland and Iceland (part 1)In November'14, we watched an amazing TV documentary on Iceland. And a week after we watched Ben Stiller's movie "[[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/|The Secret Life of Walter Mitty]]" which had partly been shot in Iceland showing some of its wonderfu Posted by frncks in Travel Memories | Feb 19, 2019
  • Dundee? Occasionally I ponder the meaning of life - as in what constitutes a “trip” worth blogging about. Is it a matter of distanc Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Feb 17, 2019
  • Fishers in Leith The Visitor announced “fish” when asked what she wanted to eat on Sunday night (3rd February). In Scotland that just opens up a huge variety of p Posted by IainT in Pit Stops | Feb 4, 2019
  • Best of 2018 (5) The final Best of… category for 2018 is sports trips. I managed two sports travel adventures in 2018 - both for ice hockey. Horse racing and rugby seem to have Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Feb 4, 2019
  • Best of 2018 (4) Category 4 of the awards is for restaurants. Really I spoiled myself again this year in the eating out category. In Girne - well I knew where to go, and ha Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Jan 23, 2019
  • Best of 2018 (3) This award category is for accommodation. My hotel in Barra - the Castlebay - was the year’s only disappointment but this did not come as a bi Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Jan 16, 2019
  • Best of 2018 (2) This annual award category is for transport other than flights. In 2018 my ferry trips were quite limited by comparison to previous years. I took v Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Jan 10, 2019
  • Whiskey Experience and the Elephant House CafeTori and Beth leave this afternoon so we hustled to get a few last things completed. #1 - The Whiskey Experience on the Royal Mile. Rick Steves' admits its kitchy but also fun. I'll admit it is Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Jan 3, 2019
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Castle My uber app works here! Our Polish uber driver took us for 9 pounds to Leith which is the section of Edinburgh with the Royal Yacht Britannia. It was decommissioned in the 90s and Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Jan 2, 2019
  • Holyroodhouse Palace, Harry Potter tour and Ghost WalkThere is nothing like starting the first day of the year on a trip😊 And at a lovely included hotel breakfast at that! The agenda today included the Holyroo Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Jan 1, 2019
  • Hogmanay 2019This is our first morning to get up and get out quickly and by a little after 0800 we were leaving our beloved farmhouse for Edinburgh. The five hour drive went by without much excitement and with consistently beautiful Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Dec 31, 2018
  • Homecoming ... October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. [i] ~George Posted by Chortle in Chortle Portal | Dec 31, 2018
  • Talisker Distillery on the Isle of SkyeToday I think we got a more accurate sampling of life on the Isle of Skye and possibly Scotland in general. After breakfast we took a walk to the coast from our farm house. The trail was past Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Dec 30, 2018
  • Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of SkyeDawn doesn’t actually come here until almost 0900 so a lazy morning with hot chocolate and apple cinnamon cake was a nice break to help with jet lag. By the light of day we were able to see how Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Dec 29, 2018
  • Loch Ness After breakfast of eggs benedict in the Colessio Hotel and hitting the ATM we started our drive toward the Isle of Skye. We took multiple chances to stop off Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Dec 28, 2018
  • Stirling, ScotlandMy first trip to Scotland started a little rocky with my departure from Harrisburg International Airport since I was home visiting parents for the holidays. On the way to the airport my flight got delayed for maintenance and then Posted by ErinDriver in Making It Count | Dec 27, 2018
  • The stunning west coast===Today felt like a typical Sunday back home - very few people on the streets and very few cars on the road - except, of course, this was the far north of Scotland and every day seemed to be just Posted by Keep Smiling in The very north of Scotland | Dec 22, 2018
  • More Mighty Mountains===It was Saturday and we expected terrible weekend traffic on the narrow roads of this tourist trail. It certainly proved to be like nothing we’d ever experienced before. We drove all day and, if it hadn’t been for a veteran Posted by Keep Smiling in The very north of Scotland | Dec 22, 2018
  • Grotty Groats, Magnificent Mey and Mighty Mountains===We woke on Friday to the mooing of cows and a bright sunrise, a good omen for the sunny day that was to follow. Over breakfast, we talked with fellow guests about their very enjoyable day trip to the Orkneys. Posted by Keep Smiling in The very north of Scotland | Dec 22, 2018
  • Fishing villages, a fish supper, and a cracking castle===After a grey start and another enormous breakfast, we ventured forth into an increasingly bright Wednesday. Our journeys today took us along the coast road to the east of Findochty, passing hundred-acre fields that had been recently harvested and were Posted by Keep Smiling in The very north of Scotland | Dec 22, 2018
  • High tea hi! ===This is a land of lochs and whisky, seascapes, seals and sunsets. Aye, Pat and I are in the north of Scotland - not yet at the most northernmost tip of mainland Britain, but a fair way Posted by Keep Smiling in The very north of Scotland | Dec 22, 2018
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