Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

What is this pass? The Spirit of Scotland travelpass is pre-dominantly a rail rover ticket (similar to a Eurail pass in mainland Europe) where one can take unlimited train & ferry journeys along with a few bus journeys for £134 (4 days out of 8) / £179.70 (8 days out of 15). Travellers to Scotland, … Continue reading Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

Scotland Crossing #2 (Day 9)

Date: July 6th Day 9 Destination: Aberlour, the home to whisky of the same name as well as Scotland's favourite biscuit, Walker's Shortbread. As mentioned in the previous post, I headed to the North-East of Scotland from the South-West as the weather there had gone bad. Day 9 Travel Map Day 9 Costs: £3 (Luss-Balloch … Continue reading Scotland Crossing #2 (Day 9)

Day 7 : Scotland Crossing #1

Date: July 4th aka 🇺🇸 (it was nice to be on holiday this side of the pond) Day 7 Destination: The village of Luss on the western banks of Loch Lomond. For the purposes of this series of writeups, I shall refer to chaging direction of travel to go to a different part of Scotland as … Continue reading Day 7 : Scotland Crossing #1

Visiting Cairngorms National Park: Newtonmore & Aviemore

Best time to visit: Summer (the Scottish variety) Location: The Cairngorms National park is situated in northern Scotland, just south of Inverness. This post focuses on the west & northwest parts of the park, which are well connected by bus & rail, along the river Spey (the river that lends its name to Speyside whisky). … Continue reading Visiting Cairngorms National Park: Newtonmore & Aviemore