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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

See the Spectacular EdinburghTattoo at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle all fired up for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a Spectacular Event at Edinburgh Castle: We arrive at Edinburgh Castle in good time and already the stands are  filling up. Edinburgh Castle is the setting for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and thousands of visitors from all over the world flock here to see this famous military tattoo each year. The […]