Why not enjoy the London Olympics from the peace and quiet of Balintore?

Have you thought of having an Olympic getaway? If you want to escape the Olympic crowd why not come for a holiday in the Seaboard village of Balintore and enjoy the peace of the Scottish Highlands.

Love them or hate them the 2012 Olympic Games are nearly here. If you are lucky enough to have tickets you are obviously looking forward to the event, to the hustle and bustle, the ceremony and the excitement surrounding the proceedings. Continue reading “Why not enjoy the London Olympics from the peace and quiet of Balintore?”

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Following in the footsteps of the Picts – the Pictish Trail and the stones of Shandwick and Hilton

View Balintore from Shandwick StoneOver a thousand years ago Easter Ross was home to the Picts. Today, carved standing stones serve as a reminder of their presence. Follow the Pictish Trail to the Seaboard Villages and visit the  Shandwick, Hilton and Nigg stones as part of your Highland holiday.

As a poor student in Edinburgh one of my favorite outings was to one of the many free galleries and museums in the city. It was a great way to stay warm and maybe even to learn something. Continue reading “Following in the footsteps of the Picts – the Pictish Trail and the stones of Shandwick and Hilton”