Scotland – DAY 2
It’s a bright, showery morning as we drive west from Dumfries towards the breathtaking wilderness of the Galloway Forest Park. The hills march before us, a restless landscape of peaks and troughs appearing and disappearing with every torturous twist in the road. To the northwest they climb higher still, marking the borders … Continue Reading ››
Scotland – DAY 1
The Mini, having just recovered from its 2000 mile run across Ireland, groans up the motorway towards Scotland, stuffed to the bonnet with 17 days’ worth of luggage. Lee gives me a hard time over the amount of shoes I’ve packed, so I tell him he’s lucky he’s not in King Edward’s … Continue Reading ››
It’s early morning and I’m driving through Co. Cork, Ireland, or rather being driven – my Dad tried to teach me when I was 16, but after the old banger (car not Dad) exploded halfway up a Devon hill I gave up. So, Lee is the designated chauffeur. He doesn’t mind. He has … Continue Reading ››
Robyn Young is trying not to look exhausted. She is halfway through a two-week marathon tour of Scotland on the trail of Robert the Bruce. Via crumbling castles and ancient battlegrounds, she and her Mini have reached Aberdeen, once home to John of Strathbogie, one of Bruce's closest friends, and a brief respite … Continue Reading ››
Robyn Young, internationally bestselling author of the Brethren and Insurrection Trilogies & the forthcoming Renaissance series.
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