Hiking on Orkney

Hiking on Orkney was one of my major reasons for travelling there. My original aim was…

Neolithic Orkney Mainland

I always wonder about the pre-Roman peoples of Western Europe. Looking through the lens of a…

Papa Westray

Papa Westray, also known as Papay, is one of the smaller islands in the Orkney archipelago.…

Overview of the Orkney Islands

I’d been eyeing up Orkney for some time, especially after I visited the Outer Hebrides back…

Podcast #044: Orkney Islands

Welcome to Episode 44 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This podcast is…

Hiking in Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan is a peninsula in the far west of Scotland, lying about halfway up, kind of…

Oban and Kintyre

Oban is deceiving. When you look on a map, it seems to be a large town…

Why you should visit St Kilda

St Kilda, as far as we know, never existed. The name is likely to have come…

History in the Outer Hebrides

As you may know, the Outer Hebrides have been inhabited for several thousand years. My limited…

A Guide to Transport in the Outer Hebrides

Transport in the Outer Hebrides is probably easier than you might imagine. It’s certainly more interesting.…

Landscape of the Outer Hebrides

When you look on a map, the Outer Hebrides look pretty remote and uninteresting, and you…

Outer Hebrides Overview

I visited the Outer Hebrides in July 2019. It came off the back of my trek…