September Was For Scotland

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This September was dedicated to exploring Scotland; it is funny how often we overlook places that are so close to our homes, instead deciding to fly far across seas and oceans! I have been drawn to Scotland for years, but I never made it further than Edinburgh and St Andrews, instead choosing to explore other continents…

This September, I re-visited Edinburgh and St Andrews, and then embarked on of the most memorable and beautiful road trips of my life in the Highlands starting from Glasgow: Loch Lomond, Fort William (where we climbed the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, and travelled on the “Harry Potter” train), and three days on the gorgeous Isle of Skye.

My impressions of Scotland: stunning mountainous landscapes; amazing, albeit cold white sand beaches; fresh air tanged with with sea salt; grey, sober and sophisticated architecture… Some places were so remote, sparsely populated, and quiet, I felt that I was one the furthest edge of Europe!

Stay tuned for more detailed posts about some of the places I visited…

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West Sands in St Andrews, also known as my favourite beach in the world…

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Somewhere in the Highlands…

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Edinburgh

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PIcking up my Mini in Glasgow… As blue as the Scottish flag!

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Eilean Donan Castle

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Scary bear at Drover’s Inn

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I could not resist buying one of these cute Teddies outfitted in kilts!

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Pure serenity by Lock Lomond

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Exploring Edinburgh Castle

Yes, this is THE train from the Harry Potter movies, also known as the Jacobite Steam Train

Yes, this is THE train from the Harry Potter movies, also known as the Jacobite Steam Train

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Communal dining at the Gardener’s cottage in Edinburgh

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Drover’s Inn: a 300-year-old pub and inn by Loch Lomond

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West Sands <3

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Colourful houses in Portree, biggest town on the Isle of Skye

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Somewhere in Glen Coe

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I survived!

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By Staell waterfall, close to Fort William

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Shooting some pictures in Edinburgh

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On the way to the summit of Ben Nevis, highest mountain in the British Isles

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Favourite accessory right now…

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Onboard Jacobite Steam Train

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10 responses to “September Was For Scotland”

  1. Fi says:

    beautifully written as usual

  2. Vera says:

    Scotland looks gorgeous! I hope you had fun!
    With love,
    Vera
    http://theflashwindow.weebly.com

  3. miri says:

    WOW! These photos of Scotland are simply stunning!Love your blog!
    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

  4. marianna says:

    Awesome photography, dear!!!!!!
    Your blog is amazing!!!

    I hope you visit my blog sometime!!!

    http://the-haute-strawberry.blogspot.gr/

  5. Audrey says:

    Looks so beautiful that time of year! I visited in the wintertime, so it was a bit difficult enjoying the outdoors with all the rain and wind some days. I’m hoping to revisit again to give it a proper go. 😉

  6. Nicola says:

    Scottlands seems soo beautiful! Perfect pictures!

    xx Nicola

    http://www.morning-elegance.com

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