Tuesday Travels. . .South Uist, Outer Hebrides

Now I wonder if this place is on the bucket list of golfers? While driving on South Uist we came across a sign advertising a golf tournament at this golf course.  The tournament was a big occasion for South Uist and we were surprised to find this golf course here. The course had been designed…

I’ll Keep you Safe

How lovely to read a book set in the Outer Hebrides and find mention of places with which you are familiar. . . .Stornaway, The Digby Chicks, the library, the Lion Hotel and many of the place names on the island of Harris, it was like a revisit of our recent holiday there. The book…

Tuesday Travels. . . Eriskay

These are the ferry routes of Calmac Ferries and we chose to do the Island Hopper Route from Oban to Barra to Eriskay to South Uist, North Uist to Harris and Lewis and then back to the mainland at Ullapool. (All the orange islands) We had good weather for the short trip across to Eriskay…

Tuesday Travels. . . .The island of Barra

On arrival in Barra after our ferry trip the weather was what you would call overcast but it added to the atmosphere of the island and didn’t prevent us from heading off on our trip around the island.Above Castlebay on an isolated hilltop stands this memorial to those from the island who lost their lives…

Tuesday Travels.. . . . .Oban to Castlebay

In order to get to the Outer Hebrides we had to catch a ferry from Oban.  We had booked a Bed and Breakfast not far out of Oban and spent the night there before catching the ferry the next day.  We had time to look around Oban as the ferry didn’t leave until later in…

Tuesday travels. . .Cruachan, Loch Awe and the Pass of Brander

On our trip to Oban from Dullatur we passed this loch, which is Loch Awe, and we made an impromptu turn into the layby.  We were surprised to find that close by was a Hydro Power station that included a visitors’ centre. The Cruachan Visitors Centre proved to be a worthwhile stop.  We were there…