My most recent visits to Scotland

From 2004 to 2007 I visited the west side of Scotland in either February or March. I have used the flights from Stansted to either Prestwick (Ryanair) or Glasgow (Easyjet). Ongoing transport was the train (to Crianlarich, Loch Ossian, Fort William and Oban) or bus (to Glen Coe).

In June 2008, this time taking my tent and camping, flight to Prestwick, then train to Fort William, camping in Glen Nevis for 2 nights. Then train to Malliag, ferry to Armadale and bus to Sligachan, camping there for 3 nights.  Then I walked across the pass to Glenbrittle, camping for 3 nights. Then I walked back across the pass to Sligachan, and then on the bus to Uig, camping for 5 nights.  Then on the bus to Portree, camping for a final 8 nights. Then, all in one day, bus back to Fort William, train to Glasgow / Prestwick, flight to Stansted and bus back to Colchester.

In March / April 2010 I visited the Cairngorm region of Scotland, by train from Colchester to Aviemore.  Two nights in Aviemore, then on foot to Glenmore where I stayed for  5 nights,  then back on foot to Aviemore (through deep snow!), where I stayed another 2 nights. Then replacement bus to Perth (due to the snow) and train to Edinburgh, where I stayed 3 nights over the Easter Weekend in University Accomodation.  Then back to Colchester by Train.

On most of these occasions I have stayed at Scottish Youth Hostels (Crianlarich, Loch Ossian, Glen Nevis, Glencoe, Oban, Aviemore and Cairngorm Lodge). Except for camping on the June 2008 trip and using University accomodation in Edinburgh in 2010.







“Road to the Isles”

“Silver Birches in Glen Nevis”


“Eilean Musdile Lighthouse”

“Portree Bay”

“On Cairngorm Mountain”


Crianlarich and Glen Nevis


Crianlarich, Loch Ossian and Glen Nevis




Oban and Crianlarich


Glen Nevis and the Isle of Skye


The Cairngorms and  Edinburgh