Scotland (Alba)

I’ve been going to Scotland for as long as I can remember. I always want to be there more (I’ve dreamt of living there since I was small), but just over the border isn’t enough – it needs to be the Highlands (one of several requirements) which currently means a good chunk of a day travelling.

Pre-Trixie and digital cameras I’d been to the Borders many times and also to the west coast. In 2002 and 2005 I went to Skye with a day trip to the Outer Hebrides in 2002. Mostly I passed through the Highlands though I do remember having a snowy weekend in Glencoe one year just after a storm. Several things meant we spent well over a month north of the border mostly in the Highlands and Islands in 2021. Tuxedo Adventure Cat put her paws on the last of the drive-able western islands in 2022. 

These are the places Trixie has been:
Borders (Aug 2010 and Mar 2013)
Tiree (May 2010)
Hammerhead peninsula (Aug 2017 and Sep 2020)
Bute (May 2019) 
Arran – Colonsay – Islay (Sep 2019)
Highlands coast (Sep 2020)
Road to the Isles – Lismore – Seil (Sep 2020)
West is best! (Oct 2020)
Cairngorms (May 2021)
Skye – Lochcarron – Lochaber (May and Jun 2021)
Highlands West and East (Aug 2021)
Skye, Raasay, and the Outer Hebrides
(Aug 2021) 
Ardnamurchan – Mull – Great Cumbrae (Sep 2021)
Lochaber (Nov and Dec 2021)
Glencoe in snow (Mar 2022)
Galloway and Gigha (Apr 2022)
Tiree and Coll (July 2022)
Jura plus Islay and a little bit of Lochaber (August 2022)
Lochs, waterfalls, and the NW (Sep 2022)
Glencoe-ish in liquid sunshine (Dec 2022)
Orkney and Shetland (Aug-Sep 2023)

I needed to do something creative in summer 2021 and decided it was time for a change of photos on the lounge wall. The idea of putting themed Scottish pictures within the flag appealed. The results look like postcards and were used in Trixie’s 2022 calendar.