A Week In Skipness

It has been a while since i last posted on the blog, i guess life has been a little bit busy of late. Starting a new business as well as working for someone else is keeping me busy, but in a good way.

Anyway, the other week my wife and i took a couple of weeks off work and headed off to Skipness on the west coast of Scotland. A really beautiful area to visit.

It was really nice weather for most of the week with just a couple of days where we had the odd shower of rain. I even managed to get sun burnt legs whilst fishing off the beach in the village, never caught any fish…. just the sun.

We spent time walking along the coastline and collected a big bag of driftwood, which i’ll be using to hopefully create some nice pieces of woodwork when i get time in my workshop.

The hills that rise up above the village provide some beautiful walks, and we spent an afternoon walking alongside the river. The views looking down across the village, and the Isle of Arran in the distance were great.

I’ve included a few photos in this post below.

I would like to say that one of the worries i had when going off on holiday was leaving my dog “Buster” behind, he’s a big lump of a dog but at the same time a big softy. I ended up putting him into a local boarding kennel, the Mustard Pot dog Boarding Kennels in Suffolk which is owned by Trevor Paradine and Julie Hawes. They took really good care of him, so much so that i think he would have loved to stay another week. So if you need to put your dog into a good boarding kennel i highly recommend you get in touch with them.

Here’s the link to the website mustardpotkennels.com

skipness sign

view of skipness chapel from castle

view of arran from hillside

skipness village

skipness chapel ruins

skipness castle

skipness beach

seafood cabin skipnessjust sheepisle of arran from skipness beacharran ale

dead goat


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