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Stories and Tips Scottish Highlands

Social mine-fields

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 13 Jan, 2013

As everywhere else in the UK, Scotland is and old place with an long-standing culture full of subtle (as well as not so subtle) complications and fault lines. Certain sensitivities are common to all parts of the UK, but others are quite specific to Scotland,…Read More


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Single Track Roads

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 13 Jan, 2013

A phenomenon that, although appearing occasionally in the most remote parts or on the least significant roads in England and Wales, a single track road with passing places is very much a Scottish thing. In the Highlands, many roads – even fairly major roads, and…Read More


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The Old Gateway to Skye

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Sep, 2012

Glenelg is a village and a whole peninsula called, as the name suggests, after a glen, or a valley in the Lochalsh area of the Scottish Highlands. People who travel along the A82/A87 ''road to the Isles'' often either stay on in Kintail/Glen Shiel area…Read More


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From One End of the Country to the Other...

Written by Red Mezz on 14 May, 2010

When I returned to the UK after a year's travel - I came with nothing other than a desire to find a place to call home for a while. I had been travelling around the world for over a year, and after many good…Read More


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Lovely Lochcarron

Written by eilidhcatriona on 30 Nov, 2009

One day during our recent trip to the Skye & Lochalsh region in the North West Highlands, my parents and I decided we would drive from where we were staying in Balmacara on the shores of Lochalsh, over the top of the peninsula to Lochcarron.…Read More


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A Road that Doesn't Need a Destination

Written by eilidhcatriona on 09 Nov, 2009

During our recent trip to the Skye & Lochalsh region, my parents and I decided we would visit the village of Glenelg and the Pictish Brochs. In order to get there, we had to drive over a very high, very windy and very narrow road.…Read More


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Get on your bike to collect Munros

Written by Alan Ingram on 10 Aug, 2001

A second-hand, single-speed push-bike, cannibalized from other old wrecks, proved well worth its £10 purchase price in the time and effort saved in accessing some of the remote Munros embedded deep in the Scottish Highlands - especially in the shorter days of autumn and winter.…Read More


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Skiing the Munros in solitude

Written by Alan Ingram on 09 Aug, 2001

Even the most humdrum and gently-contoured of Scotland's Munros is transformed by a blanket of snow into a much more interesting and challenging proposition for the intrepid hill-walker. Venturing into the winter wilderness however is a serious undertaking and not for the ill-equipped or faint-hearted…Read More


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Travelling light enables long days

Written by Alan Ingram on 09 Aug, 2001

Many years venturing into the Highlands with repeated annual pilgrimages to favourite peaks such as Bidean nam Bian and Buchaille Etive Mor in Glencoe and Liathach and An Teallach in Wester Ross elapsed before I came across Munro's Tables - the primary target list for…Read More


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The mighty peaks of Torridon

Written by Alan Ingram on 09 Aug, 2001

While the cluster of 4000ft peaks around Ben Nevis and their cohorts to the east around Cairngorm are the highest of the Scottish Munros - with Skye’s Inaccessible Pinnacle the hardest and A’Maighden in the heart of the wild Fisherfield Forest the remotest - the…Read More


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