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The Doctor’s Bath

One of Arran’s lesser-known attractions is, er, a bath. And, no, we don’t mean the pleasure of hopping into a soothing tub of hot water after a hard day’s sightseeing; the bath we’re thinking of lies outdoors, is totally exposed to the elements and isn’t exactly noted for the warmth of its water. Also, there’s every chance that you might end up sharing it… with swans.

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A Day in the Life of… a CalMac Skipper

Clifford Wilson’s shipping career has taken him all over the world. He is now a skipper for Caledonian MacBrayne, primarily sailing the Largs to Cumbrae route. He also owns a small fishing company, supplying fresh shellfish caught on his fishing boat, Boy Rory, operated out of Maidens Harbour.

HI HO SYLVIE!

In my late teens I bought a moped. We were a family without a car so the exhilaration of driving off that first evening minus map, helmet or plans, was an unforgettable thrill. I drove randomly with no concept of direction or distance. Time meant nothing until I faced a sign indicating that Dumfries was a mere ten miles away. Oops.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

“Let’s go and find some snow!”

You’d be forgiven for thinking those words were spoken by a young child, giddy with excitement at the prospect of making snowmen or hurtling down a hill on a home-made sledge

Hi Ho Sylvie!

Sheila A. Grant. August, when the first glimpse of lilac heather darkens to carpets of purple, is a perfect time to visit the Highlands of Scotland. But don’t forget your midge net.Leaving the bustling town of Aviemore and the impressive Cairngorms, snow still clinging to the depths of the corries, our first destination is Huntly….

Hi Ho Sylvie!

I may have been overconfident booking Garlieston Campsite, but I had no qualms driving through familiar South Ayrshire.

I am a summer gal

I’ll tell you what ladies and gents, I am in my element. As you probably know, the ‘annual two-week heatwave’ came and went like a fart in the wind. But my goodness, wasn’t it glorious?

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Choosing the perfect family holiday can seem a daunting task, especially if your budget is tighter this year.