Can you guess the national animal of Scotland? The lion? No. The haggis? No. The unicorn? YES! Turns out, I learned something new about Scotland. The official national animal of Scotland is indeed the unicorn. On our trip to Scotland last year, finally knowing this fun fact about Scotland, unicorns popped up everywhere. This beautifully … More National Animal of Scotland
There are lots of reasons to visit the Isle of Mull off the northwest coast of Scotland. Here are photos from my September 2018 trip and seven of my reasons. HIKING Excellent hiking trails, from Easy to Difficult, lace the island. I stuck to a couple Easy routes, but Ben More in the south of the … More Seven Reasons to Visit the Isle of Mull
Standing stones are fascinating. There are several sites on the Isle of Mull; I hiked to two of them—in the rain. The Quinish stone stands alone, the only stone remaining upright of the four, possibly five stones, out on the Quinish Point hike. About an hour’s walk from the village of Dervaig, the stone isn’t … More Standing Stones
Just back from another trip to Scotland, here’s another installment of driving in the Highlands of Scotland—on the left. Our driving was confined to the Isle of Mull. And I mean confined. It’s not very big, though at thirty miles long with nearly 300 miles of coastline, it’s the second largest of the Hebrides islands. There … More More Driving in the Highlands of Scotland
If a picture says 1,000 words, then here’s a 3,000-word essay on Scotland. Enjoy.