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Our thoughts after touring Scotland in 2018

Strengths:ย For us the wild natural beauty of Scotland’s highlands and coastlines were the highlight. ย Like Norway, but it has friendly pubs in every village. ย Then there’s the history, lots of ruined castles and manor houses to visit. ย You soon get tangled in the battle of the clans and the long running wars with the English. ย Away from the cities parking is free and easy to find. ย Our 3 sim worked everywhere.

The Duncansby Spires, Scotland

Weaknesses: Not as motorhome facility friendly as France or Germany, but a lot more relaxed than England and Wales. ย There are traditional campsites scattered about and they seemed expensive, so we only stayed once or twice. ย The ferries tend to be expensive (particularly to Orkney).

The Pentland Ferry to Orkney (ยฃ88 for a 30 minute passage)

Opportunities:ย Skye, the Outer Hebrides and the Orkneys are highly recommended. There are some fabulous coastal walks and you can spend all day looking for puffins if you so desire.

Threats:ย Probably just the weather and the midges. ย We had almost 5 weeks of mild to warm weather, lots of sunny days with just the odd shower every few days. ย In season the midges can make life difficult (very difficult) if they swarm and attack. ย Mind you we only struck them once on the West Highland Way early one morning.