Posts in 'Scotland'

Glencoe, Scotland

On the places that made me: Glencoe, Scotland

“And this said G the general manager, proudly, this is the staff accommodation”. We paused on the outside deck of a wooden chalet style apartment in the fading May light, tinges of red and orange streaked across the sky above the imposing Munro of Bidean Na’am Ban. I couldn’t believe this was my new home. […]

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Edinburgh Sunrise

On the joy of first light: Edinburgh

Just gone 6am, and the dark November sky in my hostel room was beginning to lighten. I pull on yesterdays clothes, still slung next to the bed and search for my bobble hat and scarf, before quietly leaving my dorm room to sleep. On the landing, a few early birds mill around, making plans for […]

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Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

A weekend on the Isles of Harris and Lewis

3 whole days off. I switched from cleaning bathrooms and dorm rooms this week, to daytime reception shifts to cover staff holidays. This increased hours during the day meant my workdays were condensed into four and I was given a long weekend. Given the decent looking weather forecast, I immediately set about planning a trip […]

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