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The Town of Portree on the Isle of Skye

One of the highlights of our three-week trip to Scotland in May was our three-day bus trip to the Isle of Skye. It took a day to get there through the Scottish highlands and a day to get back to … Continue reading

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Over the Sea to Skye

The Skye Boat Song is one of the most popular of all Scottish folk songs. It’s also known as Over the Sea to Skye from one of the lines in the song. The sea, in our case, was the strait … Continue reading

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What is pretty and yellow and found all over Scotland?

The answer is gorse. They also call it whin or furze and its Latin name is Ulex europaeus. We saw it all over Skye and the Highlands and Loch Lomond / Trossachs National Park north of Glasgow. It also skirts … Continue reading

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