Scotland 2010

In June & July 2010, we travelled anti-clockwise around Scotland in our motorhome for four weeks including visits to the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands. Here is a diary of that trip:

Click here for a map of our route and click here to see the books and maps we used.

  1. The Big Plan & Visiting Fife & St Andrews
  2. Dunkeld, Europe’s Oldest Tree and Loch Rannoch
  3. Pitlochry, The Queen’s View & Glen Shee
  4. The Cairngorms, Cairn Gorm & The Mountain Railway
  5. The Moray Coast, Loch Ness, Glen Affric & Midges!
  6. The Black Isle, Cromarty Dolphins & Heading North
  7. Lybster, Whaligoe Steps and Wick
  8. Dunnet Head & John O’Groats – Most Northerly Point & Tourist Trap!
  9. Getting Your Motorhome To The Orkney Islands By Vehicle Ferry
  10. Exploring the Orkney Islands by Motorhome
  11. Getting To The Shetland Islands By Motorhome (Or Car)
  12. South Shetland: Sumburgh Head & St Ninian’s Isle
  13. Burra Island, Scalloway & The Shetland Bus
  14. Shetland’s Northern Isles: Yell & Unst
  15. Back To Shetland; Shipping, Shopping, Peat & More Ferries
  16. Thurso and the North Coast of Scotland
  17. Isle of Skye By Motorhome
  18. Highlights from Skye down to Edinburgh
  19. The Outer Hebrides By Motorhome (Part 1)
  20. The Outer Hebrides By Motorhome (Part 2)

These are the books & maps we used on this trip (click images for further details):

Lonely Planet Scotland guide

A selection of the OS Landranger Maps we used whilst touring the Outer Hebrides. These were invaluable and really enabled us to explore the islands in detail.

This was our route:

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