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If you’re booked to go on the Jacobite Steam Train, you may be wondering if your journey will go ahead. The latest update from West Coast Railways is that the Jacobite will be operating in 2024- although with a reduced daily timetable and less carriages than usual. For a service that is usually fully booked …

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Wild, windswept and rugged; the Ardnamurchan Peninsula was a place I was saving for something special. It’s one of the last remaining wild places in Scotland, with both the beauty of the highlands and the coast. It’s easy to miss this remote peninsula- and many unfortunately do- as they bypass it in favour of the …

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Ardnamurchan is the bonniest peninsula I did ever see! Rugged, desolate and wild, it’s hard to believe places like this still exist a mere 4 hours from the bustle and hustle of Edinburgh. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and surround yourself with some of Scotland’s wildest scenery, the Ardnamurchan peninsula is …

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Driving from Edinburgh to Inverness (or vice versa) is a popular route that many locals and tourists take when visiting Scotland. There is plenty to see and do on the Edinburgh to Inverness drive, which follows the A9 north, and so I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite things to do along …

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The Jacobite Steam Train, aka the Harry Potter train in Scotland, is one of the great railway journeys of the world. Even before it rose to fame thanks to the Harry Potter films, the railway journey itself was famous due to its stunning scenery, taking passengers on a journey through one of the remotest areas …

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Inverness is known as the ‘Capital of the Highlands’. It’s a popular base for anyone wanting to explore the wild glens, imposing mountains, and dramatic west coast, but don’t make the mistake many do and forget to explore the city itself. I, too, have been guilty of doing this, but I recently decided to spend …

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When my friend suggested we head away for a girls hiking weekend, I jumped at the opportunity. We both needed a break from our busy lives in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and so we headed north to the Scottish Highlands. Our chosen destination was the remote Loch Ossian on the northeastern edge of Rannoch Moor, in the …

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Once a local secret, mountain bothies have made a comeback with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts after the release of The Bothy Bible, a detailed book that lists over 100 bothies found throughout Scotland. It wasn’t until I was halfway through my hike of the Scottish National Trail that I stayed in my first bothy. And oh …

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