Archives of Scotland

Across the Scottish landscape in Harry Potter’s train

The railroad leading across the western part of Scotland is recognized as one of the most beautiful tracks of the world. Starting at Fort William, all the way to Mallaig, the railroad is always described with words of praise, and well deserved so.

Isle of Skye – Part II.

The Isle of Skye part I was dedicated to its south and central parts. In part II I am going to focus on the northern part, which tourists find very attractive, and where the majority of well known, popular natural beauties can be found.

Isle of Skye – Part I.

The inspiration for the journey to Scotland came in my case, quite unconventionally, from my love for literature. Crime stories in particular. Our favourite Scottish author and screen-writer Peter May plotted his Lewis Trilogy onto an island with the same name as the title carries. Reading his descriptions of Scottish nature triggered the idea to visit, and experience it on our own.