The US broadcasting company CNN has named Scotland as its top travel destination for 2013, you can have a look at a BBC article about it here.
We were listening to the radio when we were travelling down to England in October for our most recent road trip, and Scotland and tourism was a hot topic then too. In fact we were thinking to ourselves that we were going in the wrong direction as it came on the news that Edinburgh had been voted the best UK city to visit by tourists.
We couldn’t help laughing when a chap from the tourist board commented on the radio about it, his accent was extremely cockney and he sounded absolutely appalled that Edinburgh had won this accolade. He actually said that he could hardly believe it, mind you, the poor chap had probably never been to Edinburgh himself, he sounded like one of those strange people who never travel north of Watford.
The new Bond film has been getting lots of people excited about visiting Scotland and although I haven’t seen Skyfall, I’ve been told the scenery is the best thing about it. It’s Glencoe which has been impressing people, I’ve always found it to be almost too atmospheric but you won’t get that feeling when you see it on screen, I suppose. If you don’t know Glencoe, you can see some images here.
This you tube video was apparently taken just last week, as you can see, we’re having a very mild winter with hardly any snow in Glencoe at the moment.