I had some memorable trips around Scotland whilst living on the border between 1999 and 2008. These included a trip to Edinburgh for the opening of the Scottish parliament at Holyrood, and a honeymoon around Perthshire, Angus and Aberdeenshire. Outside the borders, trips also included Moray, the Trossachs, Eskdalemuir, Argyll, Bute, Kintyre, Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Culross, St Andrews, Pittenweem, Speyside, Ballater, Roslin, Oban, Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Islay and Easdale, as well as Edinburgh (my nearest city), Glasgow, Perth and Dunbar. After a spell in Newcastle I moved to Scotland in 2018. Although this has never been a political blog, I actively support Scottish independence.
Whilst living in Berwick, I took up hiking on both sides of the border in about 2000 with my then partner, friends and then a walking group. I have also done some voluntary outdoor conservation work in Perthshire to give something back for the pleasure I have gained from all the trips and holidays mentioned above. Since moving to Scotland I have joined a walking group to keep fit for bigger projects and to get to know the country better.
So far, I have walked the Borders Abbeys Way, the St Cuthbert’s way, the Berwickshire Coastal Path, the Speyside Way and the Pennine Way which finishes in Scotland. Shorter trips have included parts of the Cateran Trail and the Rob Roy Way.
Scotland walks Playlist
I started recording my walks on video in 2012 to share the beauty of the walks with others. Above is a link to a playlist of my recent walks in Scotland. I have added a few walks which cross onto both sides of the border which makes them difficult to categorise.