Drambuie – "The Drink That Satisfies"

Drambuie

Drambuie or “An Dram Buidheach” is The Drink That Satisfies in Scottish Gaelic: The stories of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart) and the Jacobite Uprising of 1745 are part and parcel of any visit to the Scottish Highlands. Charlie’s insurrection ended in a defeat at the Battle of Culloden, but his flight from Scotland […]

Eilean Donan Castle – Scotland’s Most Romantic Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan or the Island of Donan: Situated by the picturesque village of Dornie, Eilean Donan Castle is on the main tourist route to the Isle of Skye. Like all visitors to Skye, we made an obligatory photo stop here. Eilean Donan Castle  sits on an island where three sea lochs meet – Loch Duich on […]

The Falls of Shin and the Salmon Leap

Falls of Shin, Sutherland © Travel Signposts

At The Falls of Shin, You Can Watch Salmon Leap Upstream to Spawn in Loch Shin: In more pleasant weather and at the right season, the Falls of Shin would have been an enjoyable place to visit, but we unfortunately arrived here on a cold and wet morning. One of the main attractions at the […]

Ullapool – A Fishing Village on Loch Broom

Ullapool Harbour © Travel Signposts

Ullapool was Once A Thriving Fishing Station: Ullapool is a small village on Loch Broom, approximately 55 miles north west of Inverness.  Our stop here at lunchtime gave us the opportunity to take a quick look around this picturesque fishing village. Ullapool began life as a village in 1788 when the British Fisheries Society decided […]

The Best Fish and Chips at The Seaforth in Ullapool

The Seaforth, Ullapool © Travel Signposts

The Fish and Chips at The Seaforth in Ullapool Restored Smiles to People’s Faces : We arrived in Ullapool at lunchtime, a town that most knew nothing about save that it was once a thriving fishing port.  After a couple of nights in a Thurso hotel where many guests had a pretty poor accommodation experience, […]

Edinburgh Pubs and Bars Where Locals Tread

Kay's Bar, Edinburgh © Travel Signposts

Edinburgh Has More Pubs and Bars Than the Number of Days in a Year : With more pubs in Edinburgh than the number of days in a year, trying to find the best pub to go to during your Edinburgh holiday is an impossible task. Just along Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, there are pubs galore, […]

Orkney Islands – Steeped in Prehistoric History

Map of Orkney Islands

The Orkney Islands – Scotland’s Northernmost Islands : Located off the northern tip of Scotland where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet are the Scottish islands of Orkney. Orkney is an archipelago of 70 or so islands covering an area of 974 square kilometres. The main island, known as the “Mainland of Orkney” […]

Orkney's Inspirational Italian Chapel

Italian Chapel, Orkney

Orkney’s Italian Chapel is a Story of Inspiration and Compassion: An Italian Chapel in the remote Scottish Orkney Islands sounds like a bizzare occurence, but this little church on Lambholm is one of the Orkney’s famous attractions. Orkney’s quaint little chapel is the only reminder of Camp 60 where Italian prisoners of war were housed […]

A Visit to Castle of Mey – The Queen Mother’s Home in Caithness

Castle Mey and its Garden

Castle & Gardens of Mey Was The Queen Mother’s Favourite Home in Caithness Castle Mey was the favourite home of the Queen Mother when she visited Scotland.  So when we travelled to the north of Scotland, we paid a visit to the Queen Mother’s favourite residence, the only home that the Queen Mother owned in her own […]