Island of Skye

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Uncategorized

Skye is around five hours drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and you would want to spend at least one full day on the island. The first day we were there it was misty and we visited the fairy pools. The next day, as often happens in Scotland, the weather had changed and we had sunshine […]

Aurora borealis and Steve

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Uncategorized

This is a great time for the dramatic displays of the aurora borealis, though there is too much light pollution where I live to see anything. You need to go north or south of the central belt for dark skies. There is also Steve. Steve stands for Strong Thermal Emission Velcoity Enhancement and has been […]

Battle of Largs?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Uncategorized

Largs is famous for the Scottish victory over Haakon and the Norwegians in the battle of Largs, 1263. Historians differ on the significance of the battle, but as it certainly not a defeat, we are happy to call it a Scottish victory. We can’t afford to be fussy. The Norwegians did relinquish their claims to […]