35mm film photographs taken on a Fujifilm disposable camera.
Before moving to Edinburgh one of my travel goals was to rent a car with my best friend Tess (who I moved to Edinburgh with) and set off for the Scottish Highlands; and a few days ago that is exactly what we did! There is something about road trips that feel so liberating and exhilarating and this trip will undoubtedly remain as a highlight of my time abroad.
The Scottish Highlands are a stunning part of the United Kingdom and if you visiting Edinburgh or Glasgow they are certainly not to be missed. The howling winds, turning autumn leaves and rugged mountain ranges make the scenery hauntingly beautiful and unlike anywhere I have ever been before.
We asked two friends in our hostel to join us and together we went from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus via Loch Lomond and the majestic Glen Coe and returned home the next day via Inverlochy Castle and the very picturesque Perthshire county. If you only have limited time in Scotland this is a path that is very popular for tours (day trips and overnight) and an easy self-drive route that I would definitely recommend. We rented our car from Arnold Clark and I would definitely recommend this company.
We stayed overnight in Fort Augustus, a port town at the mouth of Loch Ness and a popular spot for people wanting to take cruises or potentially spot Nessie herself and found the town a perfect base after a long day of driving (and getting lost…a lot). We stayed at Morag’s Lodge which I would recommend for it’s size, cleanliness and location.