In ancient times the people of the Highlands didn’t consider the Grampian Mountains as a single block, but as a complex series of ranges and valleys; each with their own characteristics, lofty peaks and secret pathways. A few of the old names have come down to us; and the broad plateau of hills lying to [...]
Tag Archives: scenery
January 4, 2012
Running a travel company, I’m often asked – when is the best time to travel to Scotland; when will I see Scotland at its very best; and there is no right answer to that. Yes, the summer is warmer, but then the roads are busy, and it’s harder to find places to stay. May or [...]
October 4, 2011
The mist hung low on the hills and a light breeze rippled the dark waters of the loch as we wandered down the grassy slopes to ancient Finlaggan. The beautiful Isle of Islay (Eilean Ìle) may be more famous for its whiskies, such as Laphroaig, Bowmore and Lagavullin, than for its scenery or its history, [...]
June 26, 2011
Charles Steinberg from New York’s Brandy Library travelled to Scotland last winter on a whirlwind whisky tour, which took him from the rolling hills of Speyside to the Celtic heartlands of Islay. This is his account of the trip, and we thank him for this contribution and for allowing us to post as a blog.
May 20, 2011
The Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour is one of the very best excursions that we at Highland Experience can offer you, and what an experience it is. The Isle of Skye, a land of soaring peaks and a rich Gaelic heritage is one of the most spectacular destinations in Europe. Come with us and learn more about this fascinating place.
March 30, 2011
On a few of our extended tours we visit the stunning valley of Glen Affric: a fantastic landscape of ancient forest and high snow-capped mountains. This is the domain of the Wildcat and Golden Eagle; a time-capsule where the Caledonian Pine Forest thrives. Originally part of the Chisholm domains, Glen Affric has survived the Highland Clearances, sheep grazing and being over run by deer on the sporting estate. Now a National Nature Reserve, and owned in part by the Forestry Commission and the NTS – its future is secure, and a wonderful experience for any visitor.