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After Keith and Evelynn’s wedding we headed Priscilla back north towards Scotland.  We met up with our friends Keith and Fran at Pooley Bridge near Penrith in the Lake District and then travelled up into western Scotland and the north coast of Scotland before coming back down the east side and back home via Edinburgh and York.

Our route took us to the Isle of Arran, Kintyre, Oban, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Isle of Skye, Locharron, Applecross, Ullapool, Durness, Grantown on Spey, Alyth, Edinburgh, York.

We were blown away with the beauty of Scotland. Everywhere was spectacular and we wished that we had visited before—we will certainly be going back!

Below are just a few of the many, many photographs.

It was a grey day when we arrived in Pooley Bridge.  We walked down to Ullswater and into the village.  The lake steamer was waiting at the jetty but not many passengers today!

The weather was beautiful on the Isle of Arran.  We really liked it here. We had towed the Smart with us and Keith and Fran had their scooter.  This transport enabled us to explore all of the island.

There were plenty of beautiful walks on the island and the view across to Holy Island from Lamlash was spectacular. During our circumnavigation we were diverted by the local police as there was an unexploded hand grenade found at the roadside.

The camp site at Lochranza was next to the local golf course and in the evening the deer would arrive to graze on the fairways.  They did not seem the least concerned about the human presence!

To leave Arran and cross to the Kintyre peninsula we had to take the small, car ferry.  The ramps were rather steep and we scraped our tail as we loaded. It was quite a tight fit on board with two large motorhomes.

Our next stop was at North Ledaig just up the coast from Oban. This was a large, Caravan Club camp site but there was plenty of space allocated to each pitch and the views are to die for!

Keith and Fran decided to try out their new kayak on the Loch whilst George chose to climb Ben Nevis. It was a very hot day and heat exhaustion nearly terminated the climb prematurely. Just when you thought you could go on no further there was a snow field to cross and your feet went in up to your knees! It was all worth while and the views amazing. 5½ hours up and 4 hours down—sad old git!

It was early June and the daylight just went on and on. The sunsets were beautiful but it was getting on for 10:30pm.  It was daylight again by 4:00 am—not that we got up to take it in!

A day excursion from North Ledaig took us to Glencoe.  Another fantastic landscape and another beautiful day.  We stopped for lunch at the eastern end of Glencoe and had the best fish and chips we have ever tasted!


We finished off the day with a visit to Oban. A bustling tourist town but very pretty.

Oban harbour view

Smiling but knackered at summit of Ben Nevis

Northward again to the Isle of Skye. This was much more rugged than Arran but has a beauty all of its own.  Again we used Smartie to tour around the island. It was cold here with a strong north east wind blowing.

Basalt cliffs near Staffin, Isle of Skye

The view south west, from our camp site near Portree george and desnee