Noticing nature and letting go of certainty
After a week of work — which involves creating content about the coronavirus for about 7 hours a day, which as you’ve guessed doesn’t provide much opportunity from switching off from the situation we currently find ourselves in — one of the weekend’s simplest pleasures is sitting in the kitchen with a coffee and toast,…
24 hours on the Isle of Bute
Although for decades the island of Bute hadn’t been on the travel bill, things were beginning to change for the better. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters.
Off the beaten track in Kintyre and Cowal
There’s a reason why this remote Scottish peninsula was an ideal hideaway for former Beatle Paul McCartney. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters.
A postcard from… Mount Stuart cottages
AD: I visited Mount Stuart as part of a sponsored trip with West Coast Waters. It’s a campaign to celebrate Scotland’s diverse west coast ahead of VisitScotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (#YCW2020). A postcard from the Kennels… I don’t usually write any stand-alone blogs on the accommodation we stay in during our weekend adventures around Scotland……
24 hours on the Isle of Arran
A watercolour white haze sat on the horizon, with cyclists and cars streaming towards the harbour in anticipation of good weather. This trip was sponsored by West Coast Waters.
Hashtag Scotland: Our road trip on film
This Hashtag Scotland project has grown proverbial arms and legs! Initially, when tour guide Nicolas and I started talking, we saw it as a blogging project. Perhaps we’d publish a few posts on our websites, or take a few photos. Instead, we took a road trip over a long weekend in May to document what’s…
A long weekend in leafy Perthshire
There are some spots in Scotland that, to me at least, seem seasonal.