Posts Tagged: Loch Ness

Highland Hospitality – the contrasts.

Highland Hospitality – the contrasts This past week it hasn’t felt like being in the Highlands at all. The sun has shone and there has been warmth in its rays, out of the breeze. The birds are singing, daffodils are bursting into joyous colour, and there’s a feeling of hope in the air. Spring weather… Read more »

Obsessing about autumn, instead of Brexit

Surely it can’t just be me who’s conflicted by this Brexit guddle? I’m sick to the back teeth of all the wrangling , lies and arguments, but feel obliged to keep up because it’s probably the most important political moment of our lives. And yet… if I give myself a break from it all, will… Read more »

Wear your medal with pride.

Last weekend my Facebook feed was full of runners. On Saturday I saw their ‘one more sleep’ posts and their last requests for sponsorship. On Sunday morning I saw their ‘breakfast of champions’ posts. And on Sunday afternoon my feed was full of relieved smiley faces, finishers’ medals and messages of thanks. It could have… Read more »

Inverness Loch Ness Airport. You decide!

Between me writing this and you reading it I’ll have both taken off and landed again at Inverness Airport. I’m heading to Bergen in Norway for a couple of days on a direct flight from my local airport. I am very definitely departing from an airport known as ‘Inverness’, but by the time I land… Read more »

Fitness tracking and scaring Monsters

I have a new bit of technology which is pleasing me far more than it should. It allows me to indulge the competitive side of my nature even when I am asleep. Perhaps against my better judgement I have gone over to the dark side of fitness. I asked Santa to bring me a personal… Read more »

Wild Swimming? Don’t knock it till you try it.

What is it that my Mum used to say when I was reluctant to try something new? ‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’. When you think about it, that’s annoyingly good advice for most of life’s situations – without taking that advice I would never have picked up a ukulele (I now enjoy an… Read more »

Embrace Outlanders – or be left out in the cold

The Highlands are missing a tourism trick. Yes, we do great things with Nessie. North Coast 500 is phenomenally successful, and our landscape and scenery are – in my biased opinion – second to none. But who is catering for Outlander fans? It’s hard to describe a multi-million dollar publishing phenomenon in just a couple… Read more »

Monster dreams, Steve Feltham style

Ok, so it rained a little, but that couldn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands who attended Belladrum’s 13th Tartan Heart Festival. With hundreds of events over more than 20 stages it was impossible to experience it all; the Facebook and Twitter posts from my friends show we each had an entirely unique experience. I… Read more »