Category Archives: Scotland

The Coastal Path in Scotland – The Falls of Shin

When you arrive, the mosaic gives it away. The Falls of Shin, in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, are a fantastic place to watch salmon trying to pass up river during the summer months. About five miles north of the … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – The Sutherland Monument

About 35 miles north of Inverness the Sutherland Monument stands on the summit of Beinn a’ Bhragaidh, a small hill of 1,302 feet overlooking the village of Golspie.  It sticks out of the hill like a needle and can be … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Cromarty Firth

As Coastal Walkers, we wanted our July 2015 trip to Scotland to take in some of the country’s amazing coastline.  Our first stop was at the Cromarty Firth, about 15 miles to the north of Inverness.  Not only could we … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Leaving Islay

As we flew back to Glasgow our aircraft punched through a blanket of low-lying cloud-cover.  We left an underbelly of grey dreariness and rose into a stunningly bright sky of crisp, clear colour.  The cloud was low this morning, and … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Bowmore Coastline

During our final day on Islay we went for a short walk along the coast.  We headed out from Bowmore (pronounced Bowmore, with the emphasis on the more) towards Gartbreck, in a southwesterly direction.  The tide was in, giving us … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Jura

Jura is the eighth largest Scottish island by size, yet the thirty-first largest by population.  It is 36,692 hectares, and yet in 2001 was populated by only 196 people.  This means that there are 20 million square feet per person … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Harvest Moon

If you are going to be away from light pollution for the Harvest Moon then Islay is better than London.  I’m not sure which I like more – the bright fullness of the moon or the impenetrable thick blackness of … Continue reading

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