The beautiful Cairngorms! It is impossible to see it ‘all in one day’ but I am going to show you some highlights and hopefully it will become your personal favourite too – maybe even the ‘highlight of your holiday’.
The North Trail up the A9 has many spectacular beaches and lovely ‘wee coastal toons’ that are often bypassed on the way to Wick or Thurso. This is a very chilled out relaxed tour, taking in the best of what the area has to offer.
My Auntie Isabel was a bus conductress in the 60’s and the 'whisky trail' was her route. She had very happy memories and stories to tell of her time ‘on the buses’ so this tour is named after one of the most inspirational ladies of my life.
I was originally going to call this this ‘click click tour’ as your cameras will not stop doing this all day! I first did this road trip in 2002 and have tried to do it every year since. The Gaelic name for the area, ‘a Chomraich’, means ‘The Sanctuary’.
We are heading out to Culloden Battlefield where we are taken back to the 16th of April 1746 – to the location of the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising and the burial ground of hundreds of soldiers who fell that day.