Still feeling in the zone after a wonderful week in Scotland. We were all spoiled silly at our favourite hotel in Inverness.
I thought you might like to share a few of the sights we saw in and around the Highland capital.
Here they are –
The Clava Cairns, just outside Inverness, is a moody, atmospheric prehistoric cemetery built between three and four thousands years ago. No one knows exactly when. Set in the heart of woodland, the sacred site is one of the most evocative places I have ever visited. It’s no surprise that it caught the imagination of writer Diana Gabaldon, who used it in her Outlander books and TV series.
Casting a far shadow over the burial site is the Culloden Moor Viaduct, which is on the Highland main railway line. It’s a magnificent 1800 feet long feat of Victorian engineering. The 28 spans cross the wide valley of the river Nairn. It is a sight to see.
Only in the Scottish Highlands do shops look like this. This one sits atop the slipway to the Kylerhea Ferry. If you don’t want to use the new bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh to go over the sea to Skye, this is the way to do it. Big tip! Don’t go on a bike unless you have unbounded energy – and heavy-duty calf muscles.
Once you do get over to the island though, this is what you see. It’s magical.
Kilts, crofts and the magnificent Scottish Highlands feature large in the book I’m making available for free download this weekend.
Making my two Mellin Cove novels temporary free recently resulted in over 1,000 fabulous downloads. So I’m doing it all over again.
This time the free book is Where Moonbeams Dance. Here are a few of the things some lovely readers wrote in reviews –
“A very enjoyable story that I couldn’t put down.”
“This book deserved all 5 stars”
“This story has a feel good factor and the characters are believable. Great story, would definitely recommend.”
“With good descriptions of Scotland and of life in a rural setting. I enjoyed the family’s struggles.”
It’s FREE here this May Bank Holiday Weekend – Fri/Sat. I do hope you enjoy it. If you take the time to later leave a review then that would be wonderful. Thank you.