Scotland - 1500 miles of glens and lochs
Going through Glasgow, Oban, Edinburgh, Culloden, Rosslyn, Glen Coe, Stirling, Pitlochry, Loch Ness, Inveraray, Moulin, Inverness, Loch Lomond, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Markinch, Menstrie, Auchtermuchty and all the way up to Isle of Skye.
The hills are alive with the sound of bagpipes
The popular but boring postcard view of Edinburgh with the Dugald Stewart Monument. The most interesting part was the shortcut on the way down.
[Calton Hill, Edinburgh]
People have lived here since 900 AD and the oldest building on the hill is St Margaret's Chapel from 12th century.
[Castle Rock, Edinburgh]
This gothic thing is dedicated to Walter Scott. The building blocks made of shale have absorbed the smog of the Victorian atmosphere, giving a filthy black color.
[Scott Monument, Edinburgh]
A worn road atlas with a cold pint. This was the trip in a nutshell.
[Having a pint of Bests in Menstrie]
This place was built in 1997 and reminds me of the Sydney Opera House.
[Clyde Auditorium along the river Clyde, Glasgow]
Vince Clarke. The man, the myth, the keyboard. Bow to the master, even though he has succumbed to a laptop these days.
[Yazoo live at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow]
We brääk for nobody
Waiting in Mallaig for the ferry to Isle of Skye.
The full crew of Bagpipe Bastards, climbing up to the Old Man of Storr.
[Reine, Pär, Rick and Hanna at Isle of Skye]
Here but no further
Staffin was named by the Vikings and means something like 'place of upright pillars'. A fairly good name, considering that these basaltic pillared rocks were their first sight.
[Kilt Rock at Staffin, Isle of Skye]
Memories of Skye
The sheeps are guarding the road we came by.
[Isle of Skye]
Toss it lad
Some sports are more odd than others. One can't help but wonder who first came up with the idea of throwing a large log?
[Highland Games in Markinch]
End of the road
This picturesque castle was featured in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, renamed Castle Aaargh.
[Castle Stalker in Loch Laich]
Across the fields of blood
The battle of Culloden in 1746 was the last battle in Britain. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated and this brought big changes to the land.
[Rick, Hanna and Reine patrolling the Culloden battlefield east of Inverness]
The quest for Nessie
Come out, come out, whereever you are...
[Pär goes monster hunting on the shores of Loch Ness]
This place was once awarded 5th best pub in world. Located next to their very own brewhouse.
[Rick and Reine having Ale of Atholl at the Moulin Inn in the village of Moulin]
This is where Captain Haddock gets his favorite whiskey blend.
This monument stands on a hilltop outside the town of Stirling. This was the site where William Wallace observed the arrival of the English army before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
[Wallace monument, Stirling]
Taking aim at the Wallace monument from the towers of Stirling Castle.
[View from Stirling Castle]
Your mother was a hamster
Another famous location from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This is where John Cleese insulted King Arthur in French accent and later goes on a killing spree at a wedding.
Bricks of history
This is the legendary chapel, built in 1456. It features a lot of intricate carvings including the Green Men and the Apprentice Pillar.
Lair of the highlander
The infamous character Connor MacLeod was born in the village of Glenfinnan, but the castle is actually located elsewhere.
[Reine in Glenfinnan]
On the road
I've driven along lots of roads in Scotland, but this is my favorite one. Beautiful hills, lots of bends and no traffic.
[A87 near Loch Cluanie]
The seat of MacLeod
There can be only... three. This is the castle from movie Highlander, though not located in Glenfinnan after all.
[Pär, Rick and Hanna at Eilean Donan Castle]
A sunny day
[Pär and Hanna in Inveraray]
Apart from having a very fine whisky distillery, the town of Oban is also perfect for a late night stroll along the waterfront.
Nice and quiet
Some people just don't like neighbours.
[Glen Coe, Scottish Highlands]
[Glen Coe, Scottish highlands]
The seat of MacLeod
This is the castle from movie Highlander, on-screen home of Clan MacLeod.
[Eilean Donan Castle]
Checking in for eternity
This graveyard contains a Crusader grave and closed for burials in 1896.
[Moulin Church cemetery]