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Scottish anchorages

The best things

to see and do

There is so much to see around here. And to do. What to choose all depends on what you fancy, so click on an activity below to find out which anchorages to aim for. I have tried to be reasonably selective where the choice is huge.

 

Archaeology

Beaches 

Breweries

Buildings of interest

Castles

Cinema, music and theatre

Distilleries

Eating and drinking out

Ecclesiastical

Flying

Gardens

Golf

Horse riding

Museums and similar places

Shopping

Swimming pools and leisure centres

Walks

Wildlife

 

 

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Calypso sailing in Loch Sunart

"I know of no place like the cabin of a well-found yacht where this feeling of content is so strongly emphasized, especially after a hard day's sailing." I agree with Heckstall Smith writing in the 1930s, but you should still get out and about to see and do things.

 

But I cannot possibly agree with Samuel Johnson who travelled to the Hebrides in very different times "Of these Islands it must be confessed, that they have not many allurements, but to the mere lover of naked nature. The inhabitants are thin, provisions are scarce, and desolation and penury give little pleasure". 

 

Even 100 years later Robert Buchanan rather defensively introduced his 'The Land of Lorne including the cruise of the Tern to the Outer Hebrides' with "How little do mortals know of the wonders lying at their own thresholds! So true is it that travellers and tourists, all sorts of Englishmen, are better aquainted with Teneriffe or Patagonia than they are with our own Hebrides" (1871)

David Balfour

Pickle at anchor, not in Greece but David Balfour's Bay