Tag Archives: Scotland

A year ago I was at Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa has been and gone again. It’s always on the last Tuesday of January and brightens some of the darkest days in the British winter. Shetland being so far north, it gets even gloomier than Manchester. Something hard … Continue reading

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Up Helly Aa 2015 (the night)

Burly men in beards and bras. Definitely a night to remember. Continue reading

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Up Helly Aa 2015 (the day)

Days don’t get much better than this. Continue reading

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A Winter’s Day in Unst

It was a grey and gloomy day in Unst. But I still liked it. Continue reading

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A Potted History of Up Helly Aa

A brief look at the origins of Up Helly Aa. Continue reading

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I’m going to Up Helly Aa!

I’ve got the chance to go to Up Helly Aa and I’m jumping at it. Continue reading

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North Ronaldsay Day 1

A lighthouse keeper, a CBeebies film crew, a toothless local and a man who may or may not have been called Mark. Continue reading

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A walk to Start Point Lighthouse

A slimy stroll that resulted in smelly sandals. Continue reading

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Getting some inspiration

Finding inspiration in a chocolate factory and a brewery. Continue reading

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Toilets and showers in the Outer Hebrides

A list of toilets and shower facilities in the Outer Hebrides. Continue reading

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