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Ghosts and Apparitions in Scotland

Do I believe in Scottish ghosts? Except I admit I have had a couple of spooky experiences here that I can't explain.

The Royal Yacht Britannia is at Leith - the historic port of Edinburgh. Voted Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland)

Experience Britannia Discover what life was like on board The Queen’s floating royal residence. tip - buy your tickets in advance to beat the queues.

Rosslyn Chapel

A first-time visitor with a couple of days for Edinburgh?

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The Tilley Cotton Duck Hat is Ray's number one choice when choosing a hat to protect him from the sun and rain. It's the same model that Ray wears during his canoe trips and is the most sought-after Tilley Hat.

Avon Skin So Soft - a good spray to keep the Scottish midge away - many people say it works well.  Contains citronellol - does not mark clothes

The Skin-So-Soft range was first introduced in 1962 as a bath oil, this range is now one of the most popular that Avon produce. In 1988 Skin-So-Soft was the company’s most single popular prod…

Scottish midges on my hat - a still evening in Wester Ross.

Will midges in Scotland affect your experience of the Scottish Highlands?

Trossachs - November

Best Time Visit - Must See Scotland - November

Bog myrtle

From Scots bluebells to bog myrtle, bell heather to the iconic thistle, the flowers of Scotland thrive - enjoying the rainfall more than the visitors do.

Heather in Glen Derry, Aberdeenshire, in full bloom. Note the purple hill in the middle distance and the higher bare tops of the Cairngorms beyond - where the exposure means that even heather won't grow.

From Scots bluebells to bog myrtle, bell heather to the iconic thistle, the flowers of Scotland thrive - enjoying the rainfall more than the visitors do.

Bell heather - a famous member of the flowers of Scotland

From Scots bluebells to bog myrtle, bell heather to the iconic thistle, the flowers of Scotland thrive - enjoying the rainfall more than the visitors do.

Here are some more Scots bluebells. These exceptionally large and lush examples are - somewhat poignantly - growing on what was the main runway of the wartime aerodrome of RAF Dallachy, in Moray. More on this Strike Wing and its memorial on a blog piece found by clicking the link.

From Scots bluebells to bog myrtle, bell heather to the iconic thistle, the flowers of Scotland thrive - enjoying the rainfall more than the visitors do.

Bluebells - but not Scots bluebells - near Trowan, west of Crieff, Perthshire

From Scots bluebells to bog myrtle, bell heather to the iconic thistle, the flowers of Scotland thrive - enjoying the rainfall more than the visitors do.