Tag Archives: Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands of Scotland

I first traversed the 21 arched Glenfinnan Viaduct in the late nineties, long before the magnificent structure was brought to mainstream attention through the marvellous Harry Potter films. I travelled on the Jacobite steam train back then, something that I repeated in 2009. From the train the pictures were not great, no matter how far […]

2021 Gone, 2022 Beckons

In years gone by at this time of year I would have recapped my exciting travels undertaken and talked enthusiastically about my travel plans for the coming year. 2021 was far less adventurous than normal for obvious reasons and I daren’t plan too much for the year ahead. I did however get around a bit, […]

Friday Photo – The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Unfortunate news this week of a bad fire in the iconic cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling penned parts of her Harry Potter books. Hopefully it can be restored to its glory quickly.

Loch Lomond at Balloch, Scotland

Euro 2020 Match Day 12 – Scotland v Croatia

Scotland have home advantage as the game takes place at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Both teams can qualify so the atmosphere should be charged. Scotland Two years ago we visited Glasgow for a friend’s special birthday. We did the tourist stuff – Kelvingrove Gallery, Mackintosh Tearooms etc., but also took a train out of the […]

The Royal Crescent, Bath, UK

Euro 2020 Match Day 8 – England v Scotland

So, we come to the Battle of Britain! It’s at Wembley in London but home advantage will probably not count for that much with the number of vociferous Scots that will be in attendance. Time is short for me so just a couple of pictures this time. England Scotland Score prediction – England 2 Scotland […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 4 – Scotland v Czech Republic

The first game of the day sees the last of the British qualifiers making their finals bow. It takes place at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Scotland Britain’s highest mountain is Ben Nevis in Scotland, at 1,345 metres above sea level. I climbed it (no crampons required) in 2011 and in so doing completed the U.K.’s ‘3 […]

Friday Photo – Hogmanay, Edinburgh 2017

There are a number of annual events that you should try to experience at least once. The Rio Carnival, a cricket test match in Melbourne, the Monaco Grand Prix or St Patrick’s Day in Dublin perhaps. One such event is seeing in the new year (Hogmanay as it is known up there) in the Scottish […]

Edinburgh Fringe Visit 2019

So my third successive stint at the Fringe has come to an end and as ever I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. This time it was for just two days, but I was very well entertained for the duration. First up on the culture trip was a chap called John Osbourne over at the Voodoo Rooms […]

Isle of Barra, Scotland

Monday Morning Blues #24 – Isle of Barra, Scotland

Every Monday I post a photo featuring the colour blue aimed at beating the Monday morning blues. I am joined by some of my friends on Twitter and it would be great if you joined in too. Just search for @wilburstravels Today is a special edition as I am posting several fabulous photographs taken by […]

Olivia’s Travels

This is a very painful post for me. Very recently we lost our best friend in the whole world – Olivia, our 11 year-old poodle. Some people may not fully understand this statement, but many more will. In either case, we had some fabulous travels with our Oli and have 11 years of truly fabulous […]