Discover canoeing by paddling Aigas Gorge

If anyone feels like putting their relationship to the test then I would recommend hopping in to a canoe with them for four hours. Thankfully, we survived the test and had a brilliant day trip with Explore Highland, canoeing through Aigas Gorge near Beauly. We launched at the Aigas Reservoir and, with unbelievably good weather,... Continue Reading →

Rodel, Isle of Harris

To me, the Isle of Harris was the place we went for our Easter holidays every year. We would go visiting, feed up on pancakes, gambol around the moors chasing sheep and long for the rain to stop so we could go to the beach. Now that I'm older - nothing has changed, with the... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Bikes…and Brunch

One of my favourite places in the Highland Capital is Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop. So I suggest you grab your thick rimmed glasses, pack your MacBook and pedal over to get yourself a hummus superfood salad with a flat white. Then, when you're finished, learn how to tweak your vintage city bike so you'll... Continue Reading →

Rait Castle: A Ruin with a Ghost

Between Nairn and Cawdor lies a hidden ruin with its own tragic love story. History (well, lets face it - Google) tells us that in the 13th Century, the lands around Rait Castle - situated between Cawdor and Nairn - became the subject of a bitter feud between the Cummings and Mackintosh clans. The first... Continue Reading →

Glamping by the Tay

Despite being a fairly outdoorsy person there is one thing in life I like to avoid as far as possible: Camping. Tents that are either freezing cold or boiling hot; trying to pack that tent into a bag that will never fit the same way again; squatting in the woods; gas stoves blowing out in... Continue Reading →

General Wade’s Road and Daviot 5k trail

'You're moving to Inverness? There's not much to do there...' was a statement I heard a couple of times prior to our move from Glasgow in 2016. Oh how wrong they were. If you are a keen explorer and enjoy being active in the outdoors then the Highlands is your playground. Whether walking, running, cycling... Continue Reading →

Etape Loch Ness 2017

'Let's sign up for the Etape', I said, back in the summer of 2016. I had loads of time to train... Fast forward to March 2017: a house move, job relocation and time moving faster than the speed of light meant that the odd spinning class and last minute weekend ride would have to suffice.... Continue Reading →

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