Fort William – Outdoor Capital of the UK

Donald Cameron Statue in front of Church of Scotland

Fort William – A Centre of Outdoor Activities in The Highlands: Since the opening of the Caledonian Canal “An Canal Cailleannach” in 1822, tourists have been coming to Fort William and the numbers grew after the arrival of the railway in 1894.   Known as An Gearasdan in Gaelic, or “the Garrison” Fort William is […]

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 […]

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” […]

Travel to Scotland

A Scottish Piper at the Border

Travel to Scotland: not just a Europe tour for the Bravehearted Travel to Scotland is not for those who want a beach holiday. But its wild, unspoiled (for the most part) landscapes and rugged, hilly terrain, mirror-like lochs (which can quickly turn uncomfortably choppy with a change in the wind) and sweeping expanses of purply-brown […]

Tour Routes in Scotland

Map of Scotland

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Scotland Travel to Scotland usually comes in via England, and this itinerary assumes that. If you flew into Edinburgh it would be simple to nip into England at Gretna Green, checkout Hadrian’s Wall (the Roman border) and re-enter Scotland in the East to see […]