The road to Stroma

A series of posts about a road trip up the A9 to the very north of the Scottish mainland, culminating in a visit to the fascinating depopulated island of Stroma in the Pentland Firth.

Knoydart cover

Knoydart, 2016

Knoydart is one of Scotland’s most beautiful but least accessible areas, where a difficult history of land ownership still casts a shadow over the community’s cautiously optimistic future. I spent a week walking, cycling and exploring there in May 2016. Here are a few posts from the trip.

Glenesk Folk Museum


A weekend in Glenesk, featuring the two highlights of a climb up Mount Keen and a visit to the interesting folk museum.

The road to Skye

The road to Skye

In which I drive to Skye and back and, for once, stop off en route to take lots of photos. It still doesn’t scratch the surface of this incredible route for a road trip.