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Selfish guests in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

The first bus across the Isle of Lewis ran late so we missed our connection to Harris. Rather than wait for the next service, TPR, SM and I gave up on our trip south and returned to our bedrooms in … Continue reading

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Camilla commemorated in roadside shrine to lost sash (Rousse)

Did anyone really care that at this bend in the single track road Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, once lost a sash from her dress? TPR and I were thoroughly sickened at the over-commercialisation of the Isle of Mull.

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Radiation transforms terrier into reptile (Rousse)

Over the summer I used Branxton as my base, and popped into Berwick High School periodically to use the facilities there for completing my project. The house was still full of interesting artefacts associated with my maternal ancestors, including trophies … Continue reading

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An invitation to a secret Hebridean bolt-hole (Rousse)

GJ ran past ED, barely stopping to give her a high five. When he reached me I expected the same. However, it turned out that I was worthy of a greater prize: a kiss on the lips and an invitation … Continue reading

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Skye tourist information exploits child slave labour (Rousse)

TPR and I had rented a cottage on the Isle of Skye, but had no idea where it was located. Lost on the outskirts of Portree a cheeky toddler called Mary led the way to our accommodation.

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Giant baby kangaroo paddles in Luskentyre Bay (Rousse)

A, C, S and N proposed a commune holiday on the Isle of Harris later in the year. Since TPR and I were already there, the others tasked us with checking out the various self-catering cottages that A had identified … Continue reading

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Stornoway Calmac services dropped in favour of cargo runs to Iceland (Rousse)

The Caledonian MacBrayne services from the Isle of Lewis to Ullapool had been greatly reduced: the unprofitable route across the Minch was barely worth running now that Stornoway was a major port for container ships bound for Iceland. So we … Continue reading

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