Author: Debra Storr

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Kincardine and Mearns

The historic county, also known as Kincardineshire, is centred on the lovely harbour town of Stonehaven and runs south to the North Esk at whose mouth you’ll find the Sands and nature reserve of...

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Mobiles and WiFi

These days we want to stay connected while we are on holiday.   Gone are the days of sending a picture postcard which would inevitably arrive after we returned.    But enough of nostalgia...

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How do I get there?

Route planning I’ve noticed people planning journey times from Google Maps.   That might be fine – but especially in rural Scotland, some of the times or routes suggested are crazy. For long distance...

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Scotland’s iconic songs

Thanks to Mollie for initiating this one asking about bedtime songs for her children.  I have a lovely image in my head of a goodnight ritual of stories and songs.   Please don’t say...

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Blogs for ideas

We’ve some members and friends who have either personally or professionally written blogs on some of their experiences travelling in Scotland. Barbara Geisler has spent plenty of time in Scotland, exploring both with her...

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It’s fun to travel with friends …

Scotland has some great ‘driving roads’ and attracts people from all over the world who want to drive and experience some fantastic roads with stunning scenery.   And often it’s groups that do this...

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Garioch and Formartine

This is the second in a series of post about Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. Centred roughly on Inverurie and extending to Old Meldrum, home of the Glen Garioch Distrillery, further east to the major attractions of Haddo...

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Aberdeen

This is the first of a series looking at Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. I can’t get all of Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire into one post as apart from the ‘stars’ of Dunnotar Castle and Royal Deeside, there is so much...

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Accommodation

I’m not going to talk about the big international sites here. They have massive advertising budgets and often charge accommodation providers significant commissions (often 20-30%). So even if you find somewhere via the big...

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NC500 Camping

NC500, the coastal route round Ross-shire, Caithness and Sutherland is very popular with campers, enjoying the flexibility of bringing their own accommodation.   However it’s apparent that many on the route don’t know all...