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Great Train Journey

With Malcolm’s niece Jo-Anne visiting, we went over west to do the train journey from Garelochhead to Mallaig and back on the West Highland Line. It’s a wonderfully scenic journey. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do it in the steam train “the … Continue reading

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Balmacara (National Trust)

Morag went off to the wilderness to do a week of volunteering with the National Trust… at Balmacara (Highlands and Islands), up near Skye – repairing paths, cutting down gorse bushes, bit of rhody bashing – those pesky rhododendrons are … Continue reading

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Moray Coast

We’ve resolved to have some more holidays in Scotland so decided to spend a week on the Moray (pron Murray) coast, we found a good holiday cottage  in the village of Findochty (pron Fin-echtay). There is a coastal cycle/walking trail … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Saturday 8th May As we didn’t have to catch a flight at silly o’clock, we were able to spend the morning packing, leaving home round midday. After the initial motorway section of the journey bypassing Stirling we hit the smaller … Continue reading

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Craigievar Castle (National Trust)

It was time for me (Morag) to have another stint of national service (ie. Scottish National Trust) volunteering, so i signed up for the Craigievar Castle week from Saturday 27th March and back on Easter Saturday – 2nd April.  The … Continue reading

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Return to Perthshire

After the volunteering week, there was an invitation to the Christmas ceilidh in December – held in a village hall in Ballinluig, just south of Pitlochry. We stayed at a B&B in Pitlochry run by a sister of a friend and … Continue reading

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National Trust work

Morag had some spare holiday time so volunteered for a National Trust for Scotland working holiday for a week in Perthshire. Their minibus took the volunteers from Edinburgh to the hostel near Dunkeld.  There were about 10 volunteers altogether. The … Continue reading

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Arran

In March we spent a week on Arran – this is an island on the west coast of Scotland, in the mouth of the Firth of Clyde.  The island is about 11 miles by 9 miles. We traveled over on the … Continue reading

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