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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 →