Rait Castle: A Ruin with a Ghost

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 structure had been built by the Mackintoshes, but seized by the Cummings in the late 1200s, and for over a century the dispute raged on.

Glamping by the Tay

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 the howling gale..... the list goes on. Basically? I don't like camping.

Craigellachie Nature Reserve and the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore

Craigellachie Nature Reserve and the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore

There is so much to do in Aviemore it's hard to know where to start, so I decided to break myself in gently by starting small and working my way up to the more adventurous sights. Nestled in the Cairngorm National Park, Aviemore is a busy town all year round with tourists and locals doing various activities by land, mountain, water, snow and tree (yes, they have zip wires - I cannot wait for that one to happen!).

General Wade’s Road and Daviot 5k trail

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 or skiing, there is a route out there close by that is guaranteed to satisfy you.