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Islay Campervan Tour – The best place in Scotland to shelter from the Beast from the East

Our Islay Spring Campervan Tour Birds have long been known to help predict weather patterns and so we shouldn’t have been surprised that our first flavour of Islay as we drove off the ferry this week was to pass field upon field of both Barnacle and Greenland Geese sheltering from the artic weather about to hit mainland Britain.  Home to over 45,000 avian winter visitors, Islay is the most southerly island in the Inner Hebrides and enjoys its own micro climate with more than 30% Continue reading →

Driving the North Coast 500 in winter and spring guide

Navigate direct to: Day 1: Getting to the Gorgeous West Coast | Day 2: Ullapool and Sutherland | Day 3: Castles and Legends | Day 4: The North Coast leg | Day 5: Whisky and Wildlife “North Coast 500,” I hear several times on my train journey north. “North Coast 500” I hear again on my return journey back to Glasgow. It’s a snowy day in January and it seems the whole of Scotland is talking about this epic touring route around the north coast Continue reading →

Wildlife Weekend in Scotland

Fancy a wildlife weekend in Scotland?  Read on….. Whether it’s a day away, a weekend or a week touring around in our campervan, my husband Ivan and I have a wildlife competition: one point is given for common birds of prey and moorland birds, deer, pheasants, grey squirrels and hares; two points for more unusual birds of prey such as sea eagles and osprey or dolphins, porpoise, red squirrels, and lesser seen moorland birds like Capercaille.  Our usual campervan holiday takes in the amazing beaches Continue reading →

7 Day Campervan Tour around Scotland with Teenagers

The key to a happy holiday with teenagers is to get them out into the fresh air and give them loads of exercise and a campervan holiday around Scotland offers just that!  A trip in a campervan to explore a new country is an adventure.  The beauty in this type of holiday is the freedom it brings so make sure you include your teenagers in the process.  Let them have a say in where they want to go by browsing over the maps in advance, Continue reading →

Top Tips when visiting Scotland

Bring a variety of clothes no matter what the season! It doesn’t matter what time of year you are visiting Scotland, you can’t plan for our unique island weather system.  I’ve sunbathed on a beach in a bikini at the beginning of April and enjoyed a snowfall amongst the blossom of cherry trees in June.  Our weather is what makes our landscape beautiful but you need to make sure when travelling around Scotland that you dress for every occasion.  A light rain coat is a Continue reading →

Ten Top Tips for planning the perfect Campervan Tour around Scotland

Decide how many miles/how many hours you want to travel per day. Remember when planning your route, that many roads in the Highlands are single track and therefore you need to allow extra time. Decide 5 key sites you don’t want to miss and plot them on your map. Use a map plotting tool such as Google Route Maps  Next plan your campsites each night. Combine wild camping with campsites so that you can stock up on water and empty your waste.  We recommend approximately Continue reading →