My Scotland 2015 Highlights – Stirling by Night

There is something mysteriously exciting about being surrounded by mountains and lochs that draws me back to Scotland, year after year, in search for a slice of its peace and tranquillity. The apartment where we stay is beautifully set in the Trossachs National Park, not far from Loch Lomond, and you don’t need to venture … Read More →

Eva's Scotland

The work of the famous Scottish novelist, poet and playwright, Sir Walter Scott, first turned The Trossachs into a tourist destination in the nineteenth century, so it seemed very fitting to use it as a refuge for the frightened Eva in The Truth Will Out.

During our visit to Scotland earlier this year we stayed close to Eva’s first hideout in Kinlochard. It felt strangely nostalgic navigating the winding country lanes around Loch Ard and visiting the very real village of Kinlochard having shared the beautiful landscape in my second book, but I was pleased (and slightly relieved) to find it looking much as I remembered it.

Here is a little snippet of Eva’s Scotland in pictures:

 

This is Aberfoyle, Eva’s first landing place where she filled up with petrol and stocked up with groceries before heading off into the heart of the Highlands.

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Taking Time Out in the Scottish Highlands

The Lonely Planet calls The Trossachs, ‘achingly beautiful’. Less than an hour’s drive north of the hustle and bustle of Glasgow, The Trossachs (also known as the gateway to the Highlands) couldn’t be more different to Scotland’s second city. It’s a mountainous National Park, with lochs around just about every corner, plenty of wildlife and lush, rolling countryside in abundance.

This is a place of peace and tranquillity, where internet connection and mobile phone signals are practically non-existent, where cars slow to allow ducks to cross the road, red squirrels climb the trees and the only sounds you wake to in the mornings are the gush of a nearby waterfall, the trill of birds singing and the wind whispering through the forest.

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