I have just returned from holiday in Scotland. We stayed at two fantastic locations and were rewarded with some amazing photos of our week away.

My wife tells me that her heart belongs to Scotland, she loves walking the highlands and she wanted to share and discover new locations with me. Her love of Scotland inspired my song “No Sound” and the views of the Scottish Highlands are something to behold.

My wife had booked us five nights at Lochcarron, which is quite a long way from Salisbury, so we stopped off halfway, just below Edinburgh at the Dalhousie Castle Hotel. What an amazing place to stay! You should really check out their website and find the place on YouTube. I have never had dinner in a dungeon and that was an amazing experience.

From there we drove up past Edinburgh up to Inverness before dropping down to Lochcarron which took us about seven hours to do.

Lochcarron is a beautiful place and it was very central a base to explore the areas that we wished to see. When we arrived, the weather had turned a little bit wet, but we had missed the worst of it and as there was still a little bit of drizzle on our first full day we began to explore the area. Just up the road was Strome Castle, which I believe was built by Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh in 1472 only to be besieged and destroyed by the Clan Mackenzie.

On our way to Strome Castle which was about 3 miles from us, there was the Lochcarron Weavers shop, this place again was amazing. They showed us various Hunter tartans and at the back they had an old weaving machine. My wife bought a few items there, but could have easily spent a fortune. We then drove over to Plockton, it is very beautiful there but the roads where a little narrow for my liking. Still the views were worth the journey.

The next post will be about our visit to the Isle of Skye.