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About angiemcscottie

Three years ago today I dropped my briefcase, replaced it with a rucksack and headed off around the world. I am now back where I started, but doesn't life have a funny way of doing that to us! But I have new eyes and things have changed so here is my take on my cute, quirky little country...SCOTLAND!

This one time..doing the North Coast 500 (“NC500”)

“Why would you want to cycle 500 miles…and in weather like this?” the motorcyclist asked as I sheltered, shivering a little, under a small marquis at the side of the Lochcarron Hotel.  “I’m not entirely sure” I replied.  I wasn’t … Continue reading

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48 hour adventure from Edinburgh – collected inspiration and memories

Leave work. Pack. Forgetting stuff is likely as only have 10 mins turnaround. Cycle to Waverley. Usual aggressive person shouts at me on bike. Oh well! Take train from Edinburgh Waverley (1630) to Berwick upon Tweed (1711) – Virgin. Staff … Continue reading

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My love for Leith….beauty captured!

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Out and about around Islay without my big bags…

And so off I went around Islay to catch (well I mean see) some geese…the cycling felt easy without my paniers so up to Machir Beach felt like a dream…as did the beach itself… Atlantic waves coming in across the … Continue reading

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A funny ole night at the Port Charlotte Hotel

There’s not much in Port Charlotte but it’s gorg and has an amazing hostel run by a lovely couple who could not be more helpful. It also has a hotel. I’d been once before to the hotel bar on a … Continue reading

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Whisky whiffs on Islay

And so leaving Lochranza behind with her deer and pretty castle I was off on the Calmac to Kintyre.  Some other cycle tourists caught the ferry with me..a brother and sister who loved cycle touring though their bags were awffy … Continue reading

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Pushing through the wind to Lochranza….

In Scotland it’s better to ignore the forecast and just get on wi it.  So Easter weekend and a few days off work time to get Orbit packed up, complete with tent and stove, for a few days touring the … Continue reading

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