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January 16, 2019

The new year has started at pace with many bookings and inquiries as travellers shape/refine their Highlands and Islands adventure.  Scotland is expecting a 4th consecutive bumper tourist season fuelled by an excellent exchange rate, security issues in other parts of t...

June 25, 2018

The 2018 season has begun at pace fuelled by the longest unbroken period of sunshine on the west coast that I can remember.  The best of the magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas are now behind us but what a wonderfully colourful transition into summer.  

Oban...

April 23, 2018

On Easter Weekend Elise and I took the early ferry to Islay and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Harbour Inn, Bowmore, set perfectly by the pier.  Islay is the ‘whisky island’ and with a couple whisky tours scheduled for June it was important to refresh myself on all...

November 28, 2017

The natural world never fails to shock and amaze and David Attenborough’s current series of Blue Planet 2 is a perfect example.  Discovering new species or new behaviour's of familiar marine life is truly fascinating.  Closer to home nature tells its own amazing story...

September 22, 2017

This was my first tour with Atlas Travel Solutions and my first time guiding to a group through the use of an interpreter.  It was also my first walking tour of Oban but thankfully not the first beautiful sunny day this year.  They were 5-star tourists from Japan who k...

September 6, 2017

Despite living in Argyll I always have this great sense of adventure boarding a Calmac ferry because the islands can be so different. We all read the Oban Times but the landscape, the architecture, the culture, the general attitude and pace of life can vary enormously....

July 29, 2017

From Oban, Colonsay is about the same distance as Iona and Oronsay Priory is 2nd only to Iona Abbey in terms of early Christian settlements.   Legend has it that St Columba didn’t like this island as the mountains of Donegal in Ireland could be seen some 75 miles to th...

July 26, 2017

Of all the books I've read recently 'Lismore in Alba', is by far the best.  I am sure it is well known to most locally but I have only just discovered it and loved re-acquainting myself with many stories that I heard as a youth growing up in Appin.  My favorite story r...

July 26, 2017

Ed McIllwaine from Vancouver visits Scotland a number of times each year during the competitive piping season.   His Scottish home and base during these visits is at Achnamara, Connel  with the wonderful hosts and neighbours Lesley and Donald MacPherson.  On the 1...

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