14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

When I added “Go on a kayak/camping trip” to my 14 for 2014 at the start of the year I had no idea how I was going to achieve it.  It just sounded… Continue reading

Happy Campers: Anita and ‘Gwyn’

  Anita and her growing family took the plunge and opted for a bespoke VW camper van conversion last year, which they helped design themselves.  They love the convenience of having the van… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #9 – Climb the Rois-Bheinn Horseshoe

The three Corbetts that make up the Rois-Bheinn Horseshoe – Sgurr na Ba Glaise, Rois-Bheinn and An Stac – have views that are perhaps unmatched across the whole of the Western Highlands.  While not… Continue reading

Campsite Review: Balloch O’Dee, Dumfries & Galloway

In a nutshell Where: Balloch o’ Dee, 6 miles west of Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.  Web:  www.ballochodee.com Tel: 07967 666 908 Cost: Tents £10/night.  Campervans £12/night.  Adults £2.50/night.  Children and dogs free.  Bothy £45/night.… Continue reading

Volksfling, Scotland’s VW show

I’ve attended Volksfling three times in the last four years, a great opportunity to be part of Scotland’s biggest VW festival.  It’s a good day out, lots to see and a laid back… Continue reading

The Kelpies at Falkirk – ‘Destination Art’

The Kelpies are now a familiar sight beside the M9 at Falkirk.  These two 30 metre-high sculptures by Andy Scott sit at a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal where it… Continue reading

Glasgow’s Golden Games

It seems that the whole of the UK has been gripped by the excitement of the Commonwealth Games these past two weeks.  Having attended a number of the events I’ve really enjoyed being part… Continue reading

He came, he saw, he BOLTed !

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, made his first appearance of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last night.  The Jamaican 4 x 100m relay team cruised through to the finals and Bolt… Continue reading

14 for 2014 #8 – Watch the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

At the beginning of the year I set out 14 challenges I wanted to achieve during 2014.  This was a fairly obvious one given the focus of attention on Glasgow in hosting the… Continue reading

Shooting the breeze at St Andrews

Ever experienced land yachting ?  Alternatively called blo karting ?  I’d spotted it a year or two ago and I made a note of it as something I’d like to have a go at… Continue reading