Monday, 28 November 2016

Border Tour Video Diary

Here's a video diary entry from Dale, Amy and Meagan from last year's Borders Tour. It made us laugh. Something for you all to enjoy as you ponder your OWN coming summer adventures.

 And if you want to join us...

Monday, 14 November 2016


Scot has been away this week doing one of his other traditions - Scottish thatching.  Here's one of the more unusual photos from the job - smoking the roof from the inside.
Bell Poll's House, Ach an Droighinn
Back in the 21st century, there will be an update about the 2017 Borders tour soon. Watch this space.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

May Tour - day two

A Wee photo find from a Highland culture listings magazine we found today.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


A quick message from himself: "Thanks to all of you who have bought the new album. The office floor looks a bit like the home of under tens on Christmas morning - packaging, scissors and tape everywhere. I've caught up with the orders, so all of you have made one, your CDs are on the way! Thanks again. For those who left me a personal message, I'll respond when the paper flood subsides."

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Dear Blog Followers,

Scot's Album is released!
After much anticipation and requests from tour guests to be "kept informed", Gàir nan Clàrsach - The Harps' Cry, is here.

The collection comprises traditional music and Tales (in Gàidhlig and English) from the Highlands, including songs centuries old performed by guest singers Rena Gertz and the national treasure that is Margaret Bennett, with a backdrop of music that is modern yet traditional.

The eleven track CD is limited to 200 hand-numbered copies - like a rare whisky - and comes with a six page booklet giving the fuller details of the Tales and songs. The CD purchase also give you a free download version of the album.  You can of course choose the download version only, if that's the way you like your music.

How to listen and buy?  Go to

Thanks to all of you who have supported and encouraged this collection.  We hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

On Set With Outlander

Sometimes it feels like we're living in the middle of a film set, what with three locations used by Starz in recent weeks in the fields around chez nous. Recently I stood in on a small scene being filmed between Claire and Laoghaire in an avenue of trees. Not sure that one was in the books, but I'm sure all will be clear when it's aired! Anyway, here's a rain-stops-play photo from another local location. 

If the scene is broadcast before the tour season, then I'll add it to the tours this summer. 

The "avenue" location is one that's been part of our tours since the beginning and will be of course part of this summer's tours.