Tag Archives: Scottish Highlands

#255 – Duror Bothy and the sad tale of ‘James of the Glen’

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The Scots have a great word for wandering about –‘Stravaiging’.   The meaning of ‘Stravaig’ is a bit more subtle than just wandering about though, as it implies … Continue reading

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#254 – Glenmore and Ryvoan Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019 – we arrived just after midday at Glenmore near Aviemore, with several options lined up. I had plans on a trip out over the Northern … Continue reading

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#253 – Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, and the Cairngorm Tragedy of 1971

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Most of my Cairngorm visits over the years have been to the ski slopes, though on one occasion I did do a trip away from the ski … Continue reading

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#252 – Glamaig and the Northern Hills of the Red Cuillins

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Several months had passed and the Blog was starting to gather dust.  Writing a blog every two weeks isn’t so difficult a task if you keep it … Continue reading

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#249 – Invermallie Bothy and the Commandos of Achnacarry

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) On our 2017 Scottish trip, Chris and I (plus Border Collie ‘Mist’) had visited a couple of bothies in the course of our mountain walking (see post … Continue reading

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#248 – Skye – Kirkibost to Sligachan, the ‘short way’

(Left click images and maps to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I guess we are all creatures of habit.   I’m prepared to bet that for most of us, our hill days are circular routes starting … Continue reading

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#247 – Sgurr na Stri and the Cuillin Mountains of Skye

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Despite having almost perfect weather on our May Scottish trip, our first foray onto Skye produced one of the wettest days of the month.    After a day … Continue reading

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