Scotland

Backstory

I had some memorable trips around Scotland whilst living on the border for 10 years with Edinburgh as my nearest city. These included a trip to Edinburgh for the opening of the Scottish parliament at Holyrood, and a honeymoon around Perthshire, Angus and Aberdeenshire. After a spell in Newcastle, I moved to Scotland in 2018. Although this has never been a political blog, I actively support Scottish independence.

Outdoors

I took up hiking on both sides of the border in about 2000 with friends and then a walking group. I also did some voluntary outdoor conservation work in North Perthshire to give something back for the pleasure I have gained from many trips to Scotland. Since moving here 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.

Videos

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.

The River Spey near Cromdale