Playing tour guide – A 48 hour Glasgow travel diary

There is nothing quite like seeing your home country through someone else’s eyes is there?  I had the chance to do just that when Monica and Ella flew up to Glasgow from Southampton for a girls’ minibreak and I have to admit I had a lot of fun putting together the itinerary and playing tour guide in my home town.  I knew…
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Scottish Minibreaking – Gleneagles

I could say I really do not know where to begin with Gleneagles but, in fact, let us just begin with this view – the grandest of views which greets you as you drive up the tree lined boulevard to arrive at the grandest of hotels.  And what makes this hotel grand is not necessarily its decadent interiors or its…
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Scottish Minibreaking – Old Mill on The Spey

A lodge to ruin all lodges forevermore; truly the best way to describe this idyllic bolthole, Old Mill on the Spey is indeed a Highland hideout. STAY We were invited to stay here by Highland Hideouts, a collection of uniquely beautiful, self catering properties in the Aviemore area, for the weekend and immediately fell in love before even stepping foot…
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Scottish minibreaking – Inverness

I always love driving North.  Somehow it is like you are being lifted out of every day life and dropped into a Scottish movie.  Head North in October and you are in for an even bigger treat for the colours of the hills are a-changing… The drive from Kilmacolm to Inverness is more than a hop, a skip and a…
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Loch Ness in Autumn – history, myths and monstrous legends

Let me take you on a journey.  A journey of history, myths, breathtaking scenery and monstrous legends… Last weekend we found ourselves mini-breaking in Inverness and, naturally, exploring Loch Ness featured big on our itinerary.  Now I bet the loch is beautiful any time of year (in fact we chatted to a local who had attended a launch in the summer…
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