The Scottish Highlands

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Cruising with Le Boat on The Caledonian Canal – North to Inverness

Michael Edwards continues his epic cruise along the Caledonian Canal as he heads toward  Loch Ness and Inverness.

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Cruising the Caledonian Canal with Le Boat

Michael Edwards discovers the floating delights of cruising Scotland’s Caledonian Canal. 

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The Caledonian Canal meets Loch Ness. Picture Visit Scotland and Kenny Lam.

Self-drive cruising along the Caledonian Canal

Deprived by the Covid crisis of an annual trip to his ancestral home in Ireland, James Ruddy heads for Scotland’s Caledonian Canal in search of Celtic craic and stunning natural beauty.

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Grant Arms Hotel

One ‘word’ admirably sums up the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey – WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get. There are no pretensions here, just the welcoming and quiet efficiency of a mainstream 3-star Gold hotel and restaurant.

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Isle of Eriska Restaurant

Head chef Ross Stovold has a lot to answer for as far as I am concerned. The former top man at Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge has brought his Michelin magic to the Isle of Eriska restaurant, within the family owned hotel sitting on its very own Scottish island.

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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Peter is the genius behind the clubhouse vegetable soup apparently. “the splash of curry powder is the secret” he whispers to me as he shows me the way to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club first tee. Just as well he did, as these links courses can be tricky to navigate, and getting lost on the way […]

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