Great weather, great holidays and some great pubs and festivals.
I started my holidays by going camping near Glencoe, at Duror. On the way there we went to "The Drovers", on Loch Lomond. This is a very unusual pub that looks like the building is about to fall down and is full of old furniture and stuffed animals but feels great. I love this pub and would recommend it as one to visit, you won't forget it !
When we got to Duror we had a great time outdoors, but I did manage to get to a few pubs. The first pub I'd like to mention is "The Clachaig Inn". This pub is a brilliant place to go to with family or friends, its in Glencoe surrounded by beautiful scenery and has 3 bars, food, live music and a very welcoming atmosphere. When touring the area we also went to Oban and had a meal in "Cuan Mor", this is also where the Oban Bay Brewery is located. I tried to have a look around the brewery but unfortunately there was no one there that day to show us round.
The second week of the holidays we travelled to Loch Lomond and met up with some family at Rowardennan. If you are there you should try the "Clansman Bar" at the Rowardennan hotel. It's got a beer garden with a stunning view over Loch Lomond. You can also go wake boarding here, just walk down to the water from the bar and speak to the people with the speed boats, unfortunately I can't remember the company name !!!
Later in the summer went to St Andrews and around Fife with my mate John. We tried a few great pubs, such as "The Dreel Tavern" in Anstruther, the "Ship Inn" in Elie and "The Central Bar" in St Andrews.
The Edinburgh Festival has now started and I spent a day there this week with my two brothers Steven and kenneth and my nephew Marc. We saw three shows, two good, one rubbish and went to a few good pubs such as "The Jolly Judge". I also came across the show below and thought a few of you out there might like it, it's called "The Dirty int, check out the video below:
I finished my day at the festival with a few pints fro the Orkney brewery at "The Guildford Arms" . I took a little film as there as there was a jazz band playing, check it out below:
See you soon ................