In the summer of 2005 I made a visit to the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. I have been to Scotland many times, and this proved to be the first of many more visits – almost annual from now on. My parents first took me when I was a child, and we went to Skye, and perhaps also to the Uists, though I don’t recall exactly. My next visit, under my own steam – in a Mazda 323 – was in 1995, when Luke and I visited Edinburgh, Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness, paid a toll to drive over the new bridge to Skye, and went to Mull and my first visit to Lochbiue, and to Iona. In 2001 I went with Jan for my first trip to Lewis, where we spent a week in a little cottage on the main road up from the ferry port on Harris, and spent almost every day at Callanais Stone Circle.
On this trip, in 2005, I went to Skye, and returned to Mull, to again visit Lochbuie and Iona.