The Scottish Highlands in October

This past October one of my good friends from Edmonton came to visit me in Edinburgh. I was excited to be able to have someone new to show around my “home” city.  She was only here for 5 days, which is not nearly enough to show here all the places that I wanted to, but that just means another visit is in order soon!

The first thing we did was take a day trip to through the Scottish Highlands to Fort Augustus. This is the same tour I did last May, when we went searching for Nessie. The Highlands are one of my favourite parts of Scotland, so I didn’t mind heading up there again.

I think I preferred the tour this time, Scotland just looks so good in October. Here are  some of the photos from our trip.


Driving down a foggy road through the Scottish Highlands.

 The beginning of the trip didn’t look to promising. We were driving in and out of the fog, and could hardly see what was a few feet in front of us.

Scenes From the Window

We managed to get the front seat of the bus. Once the fog cleared up we were able to enjoy the views.

Driving down a road in the Scottish Highlands.

Sometimes you gotta slow down, and just enjoy the view.

Driving down a single lane road through the Scottish Highlands.

The Stops Along the Way to Fort Augustus

Some wild flowers in Scotland, with the highlands in the background.
A couple enjoying a view of the Scottish Highlands

The Highlands of Scotland,.

A view of the mountains in Sclotand


Fort Augustus

Last time I took a tour of the Highlands, I took a boat ride over the loch to search for Nessie.  This time we skipped the boat ride and decided to explore the town a bit, and stop for a pint and some food. I defiantly recommend skipping the boat ride if you’re short on time.

Looking at the Highlands through a crystal ball.

A boat of tourists looking for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monsters.  One of the tourist boats searching for Nessie.

An old house looking of the Loch Ness.

a Maple Leaf in Autumn.

A statue of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster in Fort Augustus.

A selfie in the Scottish Highlands.

And lastly a selfie at the end of the tour.

Have you been to the Highlands?


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