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The Black Isle is neither an island nor black. The peninsula lies 10 miles north of Inverness, with the waters of the Cromarty Firth to one side and the Moray Firth to the other. For a small, sparsely populated place it is … Continue reading
Wester Ross is the informal name for that part of Scotland where the Highlands meet the west coast. Its borders are not precisely defined, running from somewhere close to Skye to the vast expanse of rock and moorland north of Ullapool. It … Continue reading
First, the facts. At 104 metres in diameter the Ring of Brodgar is the third largest circle of its kind in Great Britain. It is so large that it is hard to fit all of the 27 surviving stones in … Continue reading
Before construction of the pyramids began on the plains of Giza, before the first monolith was raised at Stonehenge, a small community of people were living in an interconnected series of stone walled buildings on a spit of land overlooking the … Continue reading
Orkney is truly remote. A flight from Edinburgh or Glasgow takes an hour, the ferry from Aberdeen six hours. The shortest crossings are by ferry from Gills Bay or Scrabster on the far north coast of the mainland, an hour … Continue reading
Travel as far north and as far east as you can in Scotland and you will find yourself in the county of Caithness, famous for John O’Groats, the geographic opposite of Land’s End in Cornwall and home to the embarkation point … Continue reading