Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air conditioned and 3D-ready mobile cinema which brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland. The cinema tours 33 communities in the Highlands and Western Islands and each tour lasts 6-7 weeks. Screen Machine also appears at selected film festivals. In March 2012 they filmed the cinema arriving on the Isle of Mull before they … [Read more...] about Fancy a Movie but can’t find a Cinema?
If you're island hopping in the Southern Hebrides, or just visiting one island, and you would like to stay in a youth hostel there are various options available. In general, youth hostels are not for the younger folks only by the way, and they are a relatively cheap way to spend some time on one of Argyll's islands. You usually pay around £20 for one night with breakfast. I … [Read more...] about Youth hostels in the Southern Hebrides
When I wrote the travel report about Mull a while back one of the readers sent me an email with some additional information. It's always good to get some "inside information" and I have decided to publish vicky's comments here on the blog: "Of the countless castles I've visited in Western Scotland, Torosay Castle rates the most visitor-friendly. No ribbons barring tourists from … [Read more...] about Mull Tips from a Visitor
Alfred Barnard made an epic journey with some friends in the late 1800s and visited working whisky distilleries in Scotland, Ireland and England. About his journey and distillery visits he wrote a book called ’The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom’, describing in great detail and wonderful style the distilleries of that era. It's a fascinating book and a must have for … [Read more...] about Tobermory Distillery Isle of Mull in 1885
It was the last week of February 2009 and we stayed with friends in Lochaline on the Morvern Peninsula. A remote and lonely area with only a few villages, lots of mountains and great scenery, although we missed most of that when we arrived the day before when we took the Corran Ferry to cross Loch Linnhe. The weather was horrible, pooring rain and almost zero visibility. … [Read more...] about Touring the North of Mull