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?

The origin of Scotch Whisky names

If you're a fan of single malt Scotch whisky (or just whisky here in Scotland), you may have wondered why there are patterns in some whisky names (Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, etc) or what can the name Bruichladdich possibly mean. This short post will explain how the names of most of the Scottish distilleries came about (with a … Continue reading The origin of Scotch Whisky names

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 Perthshire, Scotland – Part 2 (Pitlochry & Aberfeldy)

This blog post will cover 2 of the larger towns of Perthshire quite famous for their whisky & are quite easy to reach via public transit, Pitlochry & Aberfeldy. Visiting these towns make up the perfect day trip which include delightful walks, rivers, waterfalls, trees, icrecream & whisky (of course). Read Part 1 that covers Loch … Continue reading Visiting Perthshire, Scotland – Part 2 (Pitlochry & Aberfeldy)